How’s the reno going?

Fine, thanks for asking. A little slower than anticipated, but even a snail’s pace will see a successful outcome if one doesn’t give up.
MM pulled the old kitchen out and is planning the plumbing and electricity points in preparation of the new kitchen installation. We decided to go with Kit Kitchens to supply the cabinets and sourced the appliances ourselves, saving a few hundred dollars. We will make a decision on the splash-back and bench-top after we have installed the cupboards. I still can’t decide if I want to introduce a 3rd element and have glass splash-back or have a more flowing look and use the stone bench-top as the splash-back and take it up the wall. Stone and glass are both functional from a cleaning and maintenance point of view so it really is down to the aesthetics.

The old tiles still need to come off but we only need to paint the ceiling and 2 walls as the blue wall will be covered with the overhead cupboards and splash-back.

Kitchen renno

Example – photo of stone bench-top and splash-back


To keep balance in our lives we nicked off for some R&R at Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on Sunday for a few nights.

broadwater 1 Sea world

We didn’t do much other than; enjoy the sun lying around the hotel pool during the day and wander around the local area in the evening to take some photographs.

Southport to Surfers Paradise – Gold Coast – Queensland – Australia

Southport to Surfers


Southport from the Spit

Southport Southport


Looking up

Look up

The Broadwater is an important recreational water environment and an economic resource for many residents and visitors to the Gold Coast. The water courses of the Nerang, Coomera, Pimpama and Albert rivers discharge into the Broadwater and Moreton Bay water bodies. The Broadwater is made up of a series of tidal channels to the north and is separated from the sea at the southern end by The Spit, a relatively recent coastal landform that has stabilised with the construction of the Gold Coast seaway. (Ref)

Sea world 2


Fisherman cleaning his catch with——- The Entourage

Feed us


Under attack!



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13 Responses to How’s the reno going?

  1. pommepal says:

    You have certainly come here in the best weather. Did you feel the earthquake on Saturday? I’m impressed with your night photos I must have a go at that now it is nice and warm in the evening.


    • The weather was great. Mind you, it could be raining cats and dogs and I’d still have a great time down there. The night shots are difficult if like me, you can’t keep still to save yourself. If I don’t use a tripod the lights and picture in general are too blurry. Ok if that’s the look your going for but I was using a tripod wrap and can wrap it around objects to steady the camera. I used the back of a park bench and a sign pole with these shots. Thanks for your comments Pauline


  2. Helen Jones says:

    Oh, a kitchen reno – I feel your pain, having lived through several myself. Always worth it when it’s done, though. And lovely photos of Queensland, especially the night ones with all the rainbow colours reflected in the water πŸ™‚


  3. Maureen says:

    great photos – and you have reminded that we need a kitchen makeover


  4. Jet Eliot says:

    I love the photo of the pelicans with the fisherman — πŸ™‚


    • I could see pelicans flying along the waterfront past our hotel and then disappear behind the tree line. This coming and going had me curious enough by the second day to go and investigate what was behind the bushes. I followed the shoreline to a creek and the “attraction” on the other side.

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  5. Wow I love that kitchen! Is that how your’s will be when it’s finished?


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