Sunday, July 30, 2006

Our new kitchen

We've been busy little bees this weekend! And here is the finished product - our new kitchen!!

And finally I can report some exciting news...

1. we bought another house and it settles tomorrow!!
2. our current house is now for sale!

My poor boyfriend has worked like a trooper for the last two weeks to finish our house... so its been very busy here for a few weeks! Now its all done, its been on the market since Friday, so now we just have to wait and see what happens.

The new place settles tomorrow, so we can gradually move our stuff over and take our time. The new house is a 3 level split level, and needs renovating - which is exactly what we wanted. And its on 1600m2, so lots of room for the puppies!

Anyway, my weekend - we pretty much spent Friday night and Saturday morning sorting out the kitchen, cleaning etc, getting ready for being on the market. We had a VERY interested person come through on Saturday afternoon... fingers crossed!

Caught up with some friends for dinner on Saturday night, I had a free meal and it was horrible. Beer battered fish - I only ate half of it, and I felt like I had my oil quota for the month... gross!

This morning at 1.30am someone kept ringing BF's mobile... over and over. GRRR After the 3rd time BF got up to answer it - and it was some drunk guy with the wrong phone number. So we're feeling a little tired and emotionally drained today, what with all the stress of buying AND selling a house!

BUT I am pleased to report that I've been extra conscious of drinking water this weekend, and I've been really good with my food - see what a little awareness does!! Today the meals are a bit out of sync though - because I slept in til 8.30am, then got up and took the dogs for a walk, so I didn't get breakfast until nearly 10am! Ooops!

Hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend!


Lia Halsall said...

Kitchen looks great Hil. I'd be really happy with that if I were you. :o)

This weekend's been better for me, I've treated it like a work day and even included it in my weekly food preparation. I slept in too and it doen't really work for me so back to getting up early. :o) xo

RaeC said...

Whew!! It took me a while to catch up on your blog as you have been so busy!! It has been far too long since I have caught up on what is going on in the life of Hilary!! I think your decision to achieve daily and weekly goals is a brilliant one!! As for the kitchen, it looks absolutely fantastic!! I am so jealous as I'd love to have a big kitchen to cook in!! Have a great week sweetie xxx

Jadey said...

Hil's your kitchen looks gorgeous, I bet you're glad it's done! It's taken me a little bit to get back into blog land and now we're heading off holidaying this week but I really wanted to say thank you so much for your card and gift, it just meant the world to me and I am so glad to have your friendship Hil's... You are a true sweetheart and it's a pleasure getting to know you gorgeous girl! Can't wait to share the rest of our journey's together! How awesome!

Love you lots - Jadey xxx

Kelly said...

Your kitchen looks great Hilary, moving is so exciting, will you be sad to see your new 'old' house go?

Ali said...

Hilary your kitchen looks awesome!!! Enjoy your new house, how exciting!

Good to hear your water consumption was much better this weekend :) Mine was shocking!!! and was wondering why I had a bit of a headache...der..How annoying to have a crap free meal, don't you hate that!! well have a great day at work tomorrow and take care,

Ali xxx

little rene said...

Wow your kitchen looks great! It is the complete opposite colour scheme to what we are getting in two weeks! Our cupboards are charcoal and our benchtops are an off white natural stone! Oh God I can't wait! Congratulations on your second house purchase, how exciting! I am sure you will have a lot of interest in this house with all of the great work you have both done.
love renexxx

Michelle said...

The kitchen turned out GREAT!!!

And such a busy woman you've been!

I can't wait to see the new place!

- Michelle

Andj said...

oooh nice kitchen - Mine will look like that one day - all shiny and fresh and clean looking.
I dont know how you could sell it strainght away though - I don't think I could bear to sell our house once we have done - it has been too long coming!

Mel said...

You kitchen looks amazing!! I can't believe its the same area!!!


Tracey said...

How exciting Hilary, I have seen many people buy & sell & I totally understand the stress of it all. I think that it drains you so much both mentally & emotionally. Have fun moving!!

Hilary said...

Thanks Lia, good to hear that you got your weekend routine sorted out... sleeping in is great, but it buggers up all your meals doesn't it?!

Thanks Rae! It feels funny to walk into the kitchen at the moment, I feel like I'm in someone elses house!

Hi Jadey, sure am glad that kitchen is done. Thanks for the kind words, enjoy your holiday!

Kelly we're not sad to move out of this house, we've been in it 3.5 years and it was only supposed to be 2 years max to finish it!! So we're quite happy to move on to bigger and better things!

Hi Ali, it so hard to remember to drink on weekends isn't it? I still dont manage my 4 litres, but if I get in over 2.5 litres I'm happy!

Rene its so exciting to have a new kitchen - you're going to love it!! I think that colour scheme works both ways, and you can dress it up with a colour to give it some life. Enjoy!

Thanks Michelle, the new place needs some work - another 'renovator'!!

Hi Andj, we bought this place with the intention to sell it when it was done - and as much as I love the new kitchen, I'm so ready to move on to the next house!!

Thanks Mel - we are pretty happy with how it turned out!

Yeah Tracey its pretty exciting, but stressfull isn't it?! I cant wait to get into this next house and do that one up too!

Splice said...

Wow..All that hard work has definatly paid off. The kitchen looks great. And it's a good size one at that.
You must be over joyed now that's its complete.