Every Monday I'm keen to hear what you got up to over the weekend.
It might have been starting a new project, getting stuck into some gardening, hosting a cracking BBQ, catching a new movie, getting some exercise, catching up with friends and family, or just relaxing with a good book.
Please share in the discussion below.
I'll kick off...
Highlight of the weekend for me was playing cricket with both my sons for the first time. It was my younger boy's first senior game and just my older son's second. It was really fun to play in the same team together.
We also did some more planning for the backyard project - it's nearly time to order the bathroom vanity, toilet, taps etc so we've been searching for the right products.
Probably not as much DIY as I should have... Spent Saturday afternoon at the beach with the kids and our dog, rather than painting the eaves.
The one DIY-related thing I did do was trial some decking oil on some off-cuts for our new deck, which is almost finished. We're using a water-based clear oil on the deck and the posts for the pergola. Good news is the trial was a success, so I'll add oiling the deck to my (very long) to-do list.
And maybe I'll get to those eaves next weekend...
Spent the weekend at the beach. Was fantastic beach weather.
Had a BBQ last night and there was limited meat selections at the small beachside supermarket. But got a boneless lamb roast, pulled off the netting and trimmed it a bit so it was reasonably flat like a butterflied cut. Turned out really well!
Mostly kidlet stuff, but I took my three year old to Bunnings where they had awesome kiddie activity. They helped him build a sliding lid box. He came home and painted it. He's so proud.
And on Sunday we battled creeping fig together. I can't feel my arms anymore, I haven't used a saw in probably 20 years. Which leads me to ask a question, but I guess I'll do that somewhere else, not in this thread.
We're having a long awaited 'spring' clean in Summer and we are installing better storage solutions in our home.
We're in the process of:
Changing the spare room into an office space - new wardrobe installation, potentially a wall bed installation
Cleaning out the carport and 'man cave' and installing storage
Reordering our kitchen and installing kitchen storage in the pantry
So far, we've done alot of throwing out of things and have put together storage shelves in the car port.
* Find the right Kitchen Storage for the pantry - lots of jars and spices, I can't find or reach in the back of the pantry
* Clean out the items in the man cave! - Its a deep cave, where everything that doesn't have a place in the home is stored too!