Complete In Progress
Start: Wednesday 6th of February 2008 End: Wednesday 3rd of November 2010

Time to go:
Times up

Days late:

31 May, 2010


Wow, what party. We had 5 people around and one person participating via text message. We had elf shaped pasta, Swedish sweets, polish meat balls, saganarki cheese and other European food stuffs. Neil made a yummy tomatoes pasta sauce, (we had a number of vegetarians in attendance) donuts and I made some dark rye bread I got from Ikea. Yum. Oh, there might have been a few beverages consumed. :)
Here are the flags I made for cheering!
P.S. Germany won, in case you hadn't heard.

23 May, 2010

out with the old

This task used to say: Make a new picture for the front of the aircon. I will do this one day, but for the moment, I think my new task if way more worthy of a slot in the list (it also costs a lot more and will be way more fun). So new task: Go back to the UK. This will be being done between the 22nd of September and the 4th of November this year. You will note that this is over the end of my challenge time. This is going to mean that this challenge will run over time. I have thought about this a lot and am resigned to this. I would rather finish the challenge in the time it takes, than start a new challenge with heaps of left over tasks from the last one.

The garage

Originally I didn't have the garage at Camberwell in this task and I was focused on the the bedroom, (which let me tell you was enough of a task in itself!) but then because our garage fell down, I added the garage. Then because Neil's brother and his family decided to do major renovations, and move into the Camberwell house, the whole lot got a lot more urgent, well sort of. First of all they (the brother and family) were moving in at the start of the year, then Easter, then May, and now September. Not that this is at all surprising to me, these building thing ALWAYS take longer than expected, especially the whole bull shit council approval process! You wouldn't believe the hoops we had to go to just to replace and existing garage! But anyway I digress.
So, Neil is currently away in Queensland looking at his new engine, and this weekend the garage absolutely HAD to be clear because someone needed to park their car in there (please don;t get me started on this one else we will be here all day.) This left Scott all by himself to fix the mess that is the garage. I came around on Saturday afternoon to help him. We worked very hard, all afternoon, until near 7pm, tidying, chucking stuff out, sweeping and moving shit around until the garage looked fantastic. It would also allow, which careful parking of said car, a boat (small sail variety), kayak, and motorcycle to be stored in it.
I texted Scott today to ask how the car fit and he responded: "Xxxx was super thankful for all our hard work. She made sure to park the car in a spot that meant everyone could still use the garage. And left the keys in it saying move it when ever you need to, all is great". This made me really happy, I thought "It's so great our hard work was appreciated" That is until I actually spoke to Scott and he realised that I hadn't gotten the sarcasm in his text. Oh dear, The car was parked in a place that meant most of the garage was now unusable, Scott could not get to most of his belongings and owner of the car would prefer not to leave the keys or have anyone move her car. As for recognising all our work? Huh! Don't be silly.
At least Neil and his mum appreciated it.

04 May, 2010

New Car

Well, it's here. We ordered our car in what feels like January. I think it wasn't really that early in the year, but it was months ago. It's here now. It's shiny :)
Having the new car should allow us to complete some other tasks on the list much easier (21, 32 (obviously I am referring to the Tasmania half of this task), 55, 67 and 90) I'm hanging out for more adventures, I think this will be great :)