Digging in the Dirt

With the house came a tiny garden and a tinier front patch. The front patch looked a bit sad and devoid of any Frangipani tree (There seems to be an unwritten rule that every house on the street needs to have one).

Going against our inborn desire to follow the rules, we decided instead to go for drought resistance and a few specs of colour.

So equipped with a tiny trowel and 150kg of soil Martina went to work on a fine Saturday morning.



Covering up the many pipes going everywhere. 20160910_2052_008_1

Repurposing the planters Markus had made from leftover bamboo floor boards and filling them with succulents and a kind of grass that can supposedly survive on very little water. We will find out. 20160910_2123_009_1

Three Jasmine plants to cover up the fence and a few Kangaroo Paws 20160910_2141_016_1

There is also a tomato plant with 5 baby fruits and assorted other green stuff in the process of sprouting in the backyard. So there will be more to come …

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Closing the Loop

In the past ten years of us living here we have been slowly filling up our map of Australia. But there was always this top left corner that was too far away and too remote to do in a single short holiday. For a while now we have been planning on maybe doing it in … Continue reading

Our new home

After about 5 months of looking and a few failed attempts, we are now the proud and very happy owners of this cute little terrace in Redfern. In a way it must have been meant to be, since it all happened within 5 days of us seeing the house and the owners putting their signature … Continue reading

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