We hosted Christmas at our house yesterday, which meant it was the perfect opportunity to take some loooooong awaited pics of the new house as promised. Eventually! Only took about 7 months to do. (Yesterday was a good day as the house was neat and tidy in preparation for the guests).
The house is U shaped, with the kids bedrooms down the one side and the main bedroom, Marko's TV room and my study on the other side. At the top of the U is the lounge/dining room and kitchen. In the middle of the U is the patio and pool.
I've put the photos up on my Flickr acount here. Now, a word or two of warning before you look at the pics:
1. I am a VERY amateur photographer. Please forgive my terrible photo skills. There are no artistic shots that show off a certain nook or corner of the house. I tried to do a walk around, taking pics as I go along. I am quite sure if someone with a certain level of skill had to take the photos, everything would look a lot fancier.
2. If my photography skills are somewhat lacking, I am even worse when it comes to decorating / being creative. Some people have natural flair for interior decorating, I am as good at it as I am at cooking. So please view with a kind eye.
3. Please don't worry about me being stalked now that I am posting pics of my house. There are 24 hour guards that patrol the estate, I have armed response, two dogs, burglar alarms, electric fence and motion sensors in the house. I think I will be ok.
4. I am quite sure something about this post will offend / upset / annoy at least some / most / all of you. I suggest you deal with it internally and remember that age old piece of advice? Don't like? Don't read.
PS I really am quite proud of the house and what Marko and I have achieved together. Please don't be an asshole and say horrible things.
PPS I hate that a few people have made me feel all self-conscious about posting the pics. Gah. Irritating.