Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Some changes....

First off I had been having negative vibes about our trip, couldn't really pinpoint why or what.... anyway we decided to check on trip advisor again where we were staying as it had all 4 or 5 stars up  until last night when we checked, all of a sudden out of the last 6 comments 5 were rating it 1 or 2 stars... everyone was saying it was dirty and people who had been going for many years said they wouldn't be back there anymore. So last night we decided to cancel that place and book in somewhere else, which had all 4 or 5 stars and 1, 3 star. We could only book in till the 4th July, and as it is the marathon that weekend, we couldn't find anywhere else for the last 4 or so days, so we have just left them blank and in the meantime hope they get a cancellation lol - or we will go down towards upper New South Wales and stay there somewhere. We will decide when we get there :). And once we had confirmed our booking for accommodation I felt so much more at ease....... so 4 weeks tomorrow we will be on our way. 

Another big decision we made was moving out of Rotorua, though I am desperate to move to the beach, I know emotionally I am not ready to handle a move, so at the weekend we decided we would stay here in this house (yes the house that was David and his ex), but I did make some conditions, that we make cosmetic changes and also we redo the deck that is rotting. So last Sunday we went shopping, now I know David is more conservative and I am more well out there lol. Anyway we have come to a compromise in furniture that we both like so on Sunday the shop we love happened to have a 30% sale on furniture so we got this dinning room table and chairs and yes there is one chair different but thats what I like about it. It is heavy and made out of recycled boats and stuff, I LOVE it and David LIKES it lol. 

We also got his coffee table, and over the next few months we will slowly change all the furniture to this style. As the tables has blue in it, we are going to focus on that as the main colour :)

For now we are going to work on the lounge, dinning room and kitchen, to add a bit of colour for now we added these patchwork poofs :)

Here are some of the stuff I still want to add to the lounge, not sure which cabinet out of the two in the top row, and thinking the blue one, and am thinking the long unit in the top row maybe for a TV cabinet. The lantern in the second row comes in a set of 3 in different sizes, so will get all three. 

Basically everything we will look at buying is all from this one shop "Exotic Imports" - I am so in love with their stuff :)

For the kitchen we are going to get this jug and toaster - just waiting for Noel Lemming to have a sale as I can't seem to find out anywhere else who sells this style - it is from their vintage collection.... we are also going to look at different accessories to brighten the kitchen up. We have red tiles on the wall behind the oven we are going to swap them to a blue and hopefully we can change the handles on the kitchen cabinets. 

All this furniture will suit the style of house we will be buying in a few years time, there is still many other changes in curtains etc that will all need to be done as well. 

Steph's friend is doing ok, she came home from hospital yesterday, and still has a while to go, she still has difficulty in breathing, her lungs will never work 100% again and she can never drink again (which is not a bad thing probably) as her kidneys are stuffed - so she has a long road ahead of her, and I hope she is strong enough to cope. We went to see her in hospital last week when in ICU and when she woke up the smile on her face was amazing as she had only family visiting, and was so happy to see us. 

Anyway thats about it for now, catch you all soon - oh yeah weigh in yesterday a gain of 400 grams - not worried about it, no use stressing about the past :)


  1. Good on you for following your gut feeling on the hotel. I think by making changes to the house it will start to feel more like home for you & less like David & his ex's place. I am sure you will be much happier and David will get used to having some nicer, less conservative stuff about :-)

  2. About time in re to changes in your house :). So exciting to start planning and making changes, together :)

  3. Which hotel was this and where are you going now? I have got fantastic deals for my daughter via Entertainment book. The Breakfree and Mantra chain do really good deals there. They are staying at Imperial Surf -2 adults and 2 kids in a 2 bedroom apartment for only 110 per night. Very happy with that for them. Like you, I'm pretty careful about where I stay!

  4. Hi

    Where are you and how was your holiday ?