Clare Kinsey

goodbye summer



Can you believe that summer is over already? I think this year we really have had a proper summer, plenty of hot hot days. Not terribly fantastic weather for renovating, particularly painting as the paint goes gluggy and hardens on the brush very quickly. Not nice at all!!

So much has happened over summer I hardly know where to start. We have been working hard on the house both inside and out to get it ready for market. We made the decision a few weeks ago to sell our house and buy a smaller place down on the peninsula. Yay!!! Dreams are coming true!!! With the kids nearly all flown the coop we just don’t need this big house anymore so the time has come……. Very exciting, and sad and scary at the same time. I have lived here for over 20 years!!! The best years of my life for sure.

So what’s new around here…… Well I had a go at putting in a little vege garden but I think I need to face facts, I’m no gardener and the blistering heat we have had hasn’t helped much. The vege garden is surviving but the herb garden is, well lets be honest, dead!! Pity because it did look rather nice while it lasted.

I’ve still been taking lots of photos and playing around with different apps and filters. It’s so much fun! I’m loving it so much that I think I might have to get myself a real camera. Follow me on Instagram if you like (clare65) Eventually I will put an Instagram button on the blog when I have time to work out how to do it.

Everyone has been helping out with the renovations. Jessica pulled down all the pickets off the front fence in about 15 minutes flat!! She was like a machine. The fence will be replaced next weekend by Charlie I hope. Steve has begun clearing the front yard of rubbish so we can put a garden in.

Inside is nearly finished. Just those fiddly last bits to do like skirtings and architraves. Also have all the doors to paint….. Blah!!! It is looking very beautiful I have to say and I can’t wait to see how it looks through the lens of a professional photographer!!

I am going to need to organise more furniture too. I don’t want to buy anything especially if we are going to a smaller place so we will probably hire a few pieces.
It hasn’t all been hard work though. There have been a few days here and there where a quick visit to the beach has been in order to cool off. I can promise you next summer I will be spending a lot more time on the beach!!!

This past weekend has been fantastic! Steve and I have got the back of the house just about finished with the painting and the girls had a couple of friends over and made a fantastic job of the side fence…..


I loved listening to their giggles all day and am really impressed with how much they got done!
My next bit of news is that 2 of my girls are heading off overseas this year. Britty heads to Canada towards the middle of the year and my little Miss Daisy is heading to NYC in 16 days. She will be gone for around 13 months……maybe longer. To say I will miss her is an understatement!!!! In fact I will say no more about it right now or I will start bawling. So I will leave you all with a picture of my beautiful baby girl.

Ill try not to leave it so long between posts next time and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you are so inclined!


3 thoughts on “goodbye summer

  1. So much happening Miss Clare! Very excited to watch the next chapter of journey unfold πŸ™‚

  2. oops…meant to type *your* journey unfold!

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