In November 2004 we started the journey to bring a baby home from China ... five years later, in October 2009, we met Isobel Pingqin.
Our little livewire known as Izzy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Walls come tumbling down...

Bricks went up... and now bricks are coming down.
Two sections of walls have been taken down by a new bricklayer.
For now, I must hold my tongue.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I want my butterfly

Izzy went to her first party today.
It was also the first time she has let someone face paint her face.
Once she saw her butterfly in the mirror, she was so excited about it, and then the hysterical tears started when it was bath time and dad washed off the butterfly.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Nothing is happening at the moment.
Building site is deserted and some dicks are dumping rubbish over the fence (and stupidly left their name tag in one of the bags).
We have our building inspection (in our favour) saying the brickwork is indeed crap. Builders will now do their own inspection. We are now dealing with the general manager of the company direct. No work will happen until the brickwork issue is resolved.
We've built a fab retaining wall though, organised our floor tiles and tiler ... just can't tell him when he can lay the tiles!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fairy floss & Crocodiles

You call that face brick???

Bricks are finished however the job the brickie did is absolute crap. Waiting for inspection.
Roof is tiled, still a few areas to be grouted and finished off.
Front part of house has been rendered.
Electrician has put in all the power.
Plumber has put in all the plumbing and we have water.
Attic ladder installed.
We're spending our weekends building a large retaining wall down one side of the house.
pumbing and electrical wiring
wall hung hand basins
rendered front bedroom