Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A New Beginning.....


Well, it's all done!!!Last week the big move took place and actually, it all went remarkably well!!!

Our temporary home!!! A 2 bedroom chalet!!! At least we have TV for the next month!!!
I am so ridiculously happy with everything right now!!! And that is a good thing!!! As always, (I always stress about everything) I was worried and unhappy about so many things!!!
The front veranda and front door!!!

My biggest concerns were: the house was sooo far from finished!!! Why are builders not capable of keeping to a schedule??? Why??? If the weather is fine and the supplies are all there, why can they not keep to their schedule I ask you??!!! 
The roof looks ridiculously high!!! But I have been assured that once it's thatched it will look right!!! I suppose we'll see about that!!!

And then I was extremely worried about transporting my dogs!!! Dozer is such a big baby!!! But he was a star and so was Lola!!! We loaded them into a lion crate and then on the back of a trailer and set off!!! 300 km and nearly 5 hours later we arrived at our new home!!! They were a little weary at first and quite scared of all the new smells but they soon settled down nicely!!!
The dining room just off the kitchen to the left!!!

We moved into one of the chalet for now with 4 cats, a dog, a parrot and a genet and stored all our furniture in the entertainment hall for now!!! It's complete chaos but it's just temporary!!! Yes temporary, because the 27th September we have our first wedding venue!!! Ooohh, sooo exciting!!!!
My Kitchen!!!Looking out over the game farm!!!Even now we have had buffalo,waterbuck,nyala,kudu and giraffe right outside the gate in the late afternoons!!!
The backdoor and the back gate!!!
At least now that we are here, things are happening at the house!!! Hubby has already done all the wiring and plumbing for the whole house and it only took him 3 days!!!
Little Miss J in the lounge!!! We just fetched some of her study books!!! She has quite a few assignments due in the next couple of weeks!!!
Just between us, I really just wanted to move in, but now I am enjoying being part of the built!!! Painting, plumbing and so on!!!! 
Doorway to the girls room!! They each have their own bedroom with a shared bathroom!!!
Hubby doing the plumbing in the kids bathroom!!!
I just changed my whole kitchen around and I think it's going to be better!!!
My bedroom and bathroom en suite!!! I love all the big windows throughout the whole house!!!

We also choose to not have any guest rooms at the house as there are about 30 chalets for family and friends to stay over in!!!
Piles of thatch lying in the backyard!!! Just waiting to be laid!!! Please Mr thatcher, please come to work on Monday!!!!!
This is the back gate where all the animals seems to come to!!! I think they are after the thatch!!!
There really is still a lot of work to be done, not only in the house but also in the garden!!!
Starting from scratch!!! Luckily, we'll soon be into our Spring season and then hopefully everything will grow easily!!!!
Brandy having a good look around her new front yard!!!! The house is conveniently situated between 2 stores!!! The silver one at the back is filled with lucerne and salt licks for the game and the brick one behind the wall is the workshops and garages!!!
This is how the cats spend their first couple of days but I'm happy to say, they are not such scary cats anymore and have settled down nicely!!!
Popcorn and Pagan!!! Such scary cats the first few days!!!

There is soooo much more to show you but it will have to wait for a next time!!! Right now we are off on a game drive!!! Yippee!!! I love it!!!

Have a fantastic week!!!