Nearly 2 months on the island
Trip Start Apr 12, 2008
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I guess I've been a bit slack with the blog but there is always so much to do, especially since we have moved again.
At Betty Street, we had our mate Steve build us a deck at the back of the house which increased value and livability 100%. He did a fantastic job and left us to do three coats of decking oil and paint the rest white. Unfortunately, the rain came so it is still awaiting it's second coat of white paint. But hey, it's island time ... it will get done some time. The photos show the deck and some of our garden ... note the mandarin tree and the chilli bush, both prolific. We are even thinking of growing our own coffee! (Well, Guy is .... I'm not so eager)
At Noon-Muckle, you are now welcomed by our Indonesian statue
I haven't had a chance to get into the garden yet but you can see from the photos that we are surrounded by huge gum trees and they are full of birds ... galahs, rainbow lorikeets, scaley-breasted lorikeets (settle, girls, no dirty sniggers!!!). And heaps of kookaburras!!! The noise in the mornings is incredible!!! On the ground, there are stone curlews and, of course, Bluey, the peacock who roosts in the empty house next door. We have been warned not to encourage him, as his droppings are decidedly on the nose and he eats all the vegies. The curlews scream horribly at night. Apparently they are quite fierce when it comes to rival males and attack each other on sight.
We can walk up the street to the main road and the bakery. Yum!!! The steak and pepper pies are a definite must and his oat bread is fantastic.
We are still unpacking our 127 cartons. Somehow, it seems that you get three things out of one carton and then you have to open another to get two things out of it. We have dozens of opened but half-filled cartons scattered around the house.
It also seemed a good idea at the time to wrap everything in our clothes when we were packing the cartons but it now means I have to wash every item of clothing we possess. Our washing machine is still at Betty St as it didn't fit at Noon-Muckle where we will have to buy a front loader. This means a trip back to Betty St every two days to put on another load of washing.
We have ordered some schmick new furniture but in the meantime we are making do with our glass outdoor table in the dining area and a single sofa bed in the lounge. Hey .... that's all we need until we have visitors. (Hint, Hint, Hint!!!)
And so life goes on! Salsa lessons are coming to the islands, Galapagos Duck have been and gone, I still haven't got round to the Art Classes but I plan to do so soon.
Catch you all soon
Ales and Guy