Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Avenue Ladies...Lost for Words!!

My 'Avenue Ladies/Blogland' tragics Reinsey, Janine and I decided to meet 11.00 a.m. at my house for an update followed by lunch. 
In drizzling rain with umbrellas, searching for old shoes and gumboots to trudge through the mud - imagine our absolute delight when our Blogland Buddies 'Tonia and Chris' from Sydney drove up. What a surprise, Reinsey and I were stunned and speechless!! hard to imagine, believe me.....whilst Janine grinned like a Cheshire Cat privy to the plan via Facebook - well done Janine.

Tonia and Chris arrived from Sydney this morning to visit their Metricon Display House coupled with a shopping spree.  Way to go!!!!  What a delightful couple, so special to include us in their visit - safe trip home, our house blogging takes on a whole new meaning.

Beautiful photo's compliments of Janine - wish you could see Tonias 6" stiletto's and all that mud!!

Tonia, Deb, Reinsey, Chris 

Blogland Ladies
Tonia, Deb, Reinsey, Janine
How do you top that?....lunch at Ambrosia's was great - Janine's 'David' was brave enough to join us for coffee before they headed off to check their boundary pegs in readiness for site start.

Reinsey desperately and patiently waiting for slab pour....anticipated Wednesday??

We are truely fortunate to have met so many wonderful people in 'The Avenue' with whom to share our building journey, be it to laugh, cry or whinge.  So looking forward to our new home and friendships.  Coupled with HomeOne and Blogland I have had so much fun.

Following lunch I returned to our house and reality where John (after 18 holes of golf)  and I, moved over 800 surplus bricks to the rear of house.....just in case we need them!!!!
What the.....

800 of them! - why does it look so small?

Ready for final site clean/scrape

Top Render corrected
John 'Luigi' removing the mud


  1. Seriously, this post made me cry Deb. What a wonderful day we had with THE biggest surprise of 2011.

  2. Deb, you are amazing and so are the other lovely ladies! Thank you for making my trip unforgettable! Must come again soon..or perhaps you guys can come to kellyville haha :P

  3. Oh and my stilettos will definitely need a good clean...as soon as I get back from work today!! haha but well worth the dirt! lol

  4. Reinsey - Did you cry with laughter or in sympathy with me moving over 800 bricks??!!!! Lets hope your next surprise is a slab.

    Tonia - glad your safely home, new shoes in hand. Did you find your Display? Wonderful surprise; looks like you had one too with your bricks cleaned and gutter/fascia ready to go.

  5. yep found the display! Also, I think that metricon behoind you with our similar facade is not a fairhaven..or it might be but it has been changed alot..it looks much smaller for some reason! Good surprise to see our bricks cleaned!! :)

  6. Ohh Tonia, what a lil supriser you are :) Hope your trip down was a great one!!

  7. Hi
    Your house looks great
    Can I ask your bricks and render colours
    Gutter fasia down pipes please
    We are building in Victoria and confused with colours

    1. Thank You.
      Bricks - Austral Blackwood
      Render - Dulux Grey Pebble and Crust
      Gutter etc.....Colourbond Dune