Friday, 20 August 2010

Lucky me (it's my bday and the house project is over. For now)

It's my birthday and I've already been spoiled. And it's not even 9am*. I have such cool family and friends, and I'm always surprised by the random people who remember my birthday.

TSC has made me feel like a princess (albeit not a very well groomed one - he woke me up at 5am to give me my presents. NOT a morning person). He spoiled me with two new types of bubble bath. I'm fussy about it - I don't like flowery stuff like Rose or Lavender. It must be spicy, fruity or chocolaty. He got it just right.

I also got the gorgeous bright pink memory foam slippers I wanted from Woolies, a stylish black handbag to replace my ancient and abused one that I bought years ago and the divine Neroli Jasmin eau de toilette from Body Shop.

Le pretty pink slippers...


Very spoilt!

Here, because I promised them to you, are some before, during and after shots of our recent house projects...

Veranda, before


Veranda, during


Veranda, after (with new tiles that don't show all the dirty little cat pawprints)...


Braai area with old, ugly paving removed...


Braai area with waterproofing and concrete-pouring complete...



Braai area, after. New tiles! Now I just have to tidy the area up and put in some pot plants and it will be beautiful.



The guest loo once TSC had removed our old, ugly basin with horrible leaky taps (what a flipping mission - the first replacement basin we bought had corners, which meant that in our pathetically designed guest loo, even though the basins were the same size, the door couldn't close past the corners. We had to swap the first new basin for a second one, and that required some serious plumbing ingenuity on TSC's part as the plug hole was in a different place).



The guest loo with the second new basin (and a mixer tap - no more leaky horrible hard-to-close monster taps. Yay!), the new towel and toilet-roll holders and new listellos (that border of tiles above the old ones). Visiting the guest loo is now a much happier experience ;-)


*Well, it wasn't even 9am, but Blogger took so bloody long to upload my photos!

14 comments:

Ruby said...

*cue sing song voice*
Happy birthday to youuuuuuu
happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu
happy birthday dear awesome friendster
happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuu
Hip hip! (hurray)

I hope you have a truly awesome day my friend and that the year ahead will be filled with love and happiness and so many many blessings. I'm so very grateful to have you in my life, even though i don't get to see you often. *big hugs and kisses*

Oh, and i'll call you later:)

dbawiw said...

So much of happiness to you on your birthday.
Have a wonderful day, be bad, don't work and eat sugar.
GO GO GO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

po said...

Happiness of the birthday!! Your house looks so beautiful, and you are lucky to have a husband that understands the secret magic of the taps.

MsBehavn said...

Happy birthday, Tam! xx

Being Brazen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Have an awesome day

*hugs*

Shania said...

Great work on the house! Looks fab. and have a wonderful birthday!

Paula said...

Okay it seems I posted the reply on the wrong post. It's really strange.

Seeing as I answered this one on the wrong post. seems it only fits that I properly answer the wrong post again... lol.

ghostwriting sounds fun although hard... I guess it's still cool but it always seems awkward when the ghost writer does an interview (You know like the lady who ghostwrited (?) Paris HIlton's book. I mean you know she wrote the book but... did she?

Have you written any of your own books? Not to demean ghostwriting.... out of genuine curiosity.

Helen said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!! I'm so glad you got spoiled, and you got the house done just in time too :)

I hope you enjoy the ret of it and get even more spoiled!

louisa123 said...

Happy birthday Tamara!

Wow, your home improvements look fantastic.

pserean said...

:)
glad you had a great day and got spoilt...love the mosaic mirror in the bathroom!

Tamara said...

Thanks for all the bday wishes, fab people!

Tamara said...

Paula: No, but I'm busy writing one. Does that count?

Pserean: Thanks - made it myself ;-)

Damaria Senne said...

It seems you guys worked really hard and the results are worth it. I really like the veranda.

Angel said...

It all looks so very pretty!
I am so sorry I missed your birthday. I'm going to diarise it properly now so that I won't forget again.
Oh, and do email me your new postal address please- before I forget to ask for that too!