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, August 12, 2012


Completion of our 'lawn free' backyard - no more mud........constructed in all four seasons; sometimes in one day, as only Melbourne can deliver!  

Thanks again to our sons for helping with digging/concreting/base etc... 

Plant selection - 
Magnolia 'Kay Parris' and 'Black Tulip', Ornamental Pear 'Capital', Climbing Bougainvillea, Celtic Cascade, Dietes, Oyster Plant, Bearded Iris, Fiscus Standard and ground covers. Waiting on Hydrangeas. 


Ground cleared, base construction and drainage installed

Merbau boards screwed and shape cut
Garden beds ready with soil and mulch

First Boards 

Cutting Shape

After a long, cold and wet winter roll on Spring. 


  1. Deb and John, what a credit to the both of you! Deb the Director and John the producer, and what a magnificent production as the result.

    Looking forward to sitting on that deck many times over the upcoming warmer months. Well done! Now for the BBQ to finish it all off.

  2. I havent been on blogger land for a very long time, maybe time to do an update!! Your back yard looks amazing, i definatly have back yard envy, not easy to get motivated in these cold months, Love that it is all grass free!!!

  3. Awesome Deb...... your backyard looks gorgeous!!!

  4. That backyard looks wonderful, so much for such a small area. Bet you are loving it!