Gorgeous, isn't it? With a view like this, the overcast sky didn't matter at all! The city you can see in the background is Melbourne and my BFF and i were strolling along the Williamstown foreshore on the other side of the bay Sunday afternoon. A leisurely walk (or for those in our FitBit group, a fast paced romp clocking up steps) admiring the boats, the gulls, the large cruise ship and some rather expensive real estate. Williamstown was the original sea port of Melbourne in the mid 1800's and after many years of being an industrial wasteland it has evolved into a genteel suburb of a original cottages and terraces, glass fronted mansions, a maritime precinct, public parks with walking and bike paths for all. Weekends see the main esplanade of restaurants and the foreshore packed with both locals, city dwellers arriving by water taxi and people like us who visit from the outer burbs. The cruise ship in the top picture is the Sea Princess on its first stop out of Sydney and bound for Perth via Margaret River. A leisurely 7 day cruise.
We took our time driving back along the bay through Altona (quick stop for an ice cream) looking at houses, both admiring and critiquing as only those who are addicted to watching home renovation and real estate programs can do.
Speaking of renovating, the long drawn our Arch of Bob (as it has become known) is nearing the end. Of course the arch i refer to is the one between Tom's two bedrooms and it seems to have morphed into a long term project rather than a quick weekender. A coat of paint went on this weekend but not before much sanding of grout and plaster with the ensuing mess transported throughout the house. Can you guess by who?
I seriously must have the patience of Job. Even Tilly is in on the act. I must have washed those floors three times in one day. Rob was like the Abominable Snowman covered in plaster dust from head to toe. "Stand Still" for goodness sake!
I seriously had to undertake some therapy so i went out to the garden to fetch a pumpkin. This is my first crop and i am justifiably proud, so allow me a little showing off, if you please......
The one most in danger of falling off was huge and so i split it with my BFF. We both made soup last night. I oven roasted mine with onions and then pureed them with a little (homemade) chicken stock. Bring it to gentle simmer and add cream (either normal, sour cream or coconut cream), salt & pepper, nutmeg and stir to combine. Yum Yum Yum.
Work is still go go go at the moment and so nothing extraordinary has happened. I would love to do some more workshops but the home projects beckon. One day, one day........ they will be done but in the mean time we will enjoy the journey and learn some new skills, like plastering!
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