So in exciting developments this week, the builders have been dribbling back to work. Unfortunately with the heat we have in Adelaide this week (Monday 42C, Tuesday 45C, Today 44C, Tomorrow 46C. Shoot me now, it's like living in an oven), we've only had a handful of hardy trades - the tiler has started at 5am so that he can knock off when the heat really gets going (although it was 37C at 8.30am yesterday). But fortunately the wallpaper guy has returned, and has wallpapered Mr AV's home office, the kids playroom and the laundry (in air conditioned comfort). Hooray! 


It looks so good. Honestly, wallpaper is the easiest way to dress up a room. It's kind of like less expensive art for your walls. The sliding door above to the laundry is going to be wallpapered as well, so it will disappear and be a Jib door.



Here's the kids playroom, with the Coles & Sons "Woods and Pears" wallpaper. It has gold foil pears on the bare birch branches, which looks fab. One wall, as you will remember, has been painted in blackboard paint. The kids are very excited as they think it looks like "Where the Wild Things Are".
The gold pears echo the brass kitchen handles, which links nicely when glimpsed from the living area, as you can see below.
Excuse the mess, I snapped these just as he was packing up today. It all needs a big clean and tidy up.



In the laundry, the Nina Campbell Farfalla wallpaper is up. We just need the mirror splashback and the other washing machine installed and I can call this room finished. 




Having a laundry feels like a massive luxury to me, as I've always had a laundry cupboard in the past. So all this cupboard space, bench space and then the wallpaper, and I'm very, very happy. It may even cause me to break out the ironing board in celebration (probably not actually).



I've been doing a lot of cooking in the past week, as you'd expect now that I finally have a decent kitchen. I whipped up these recipes from my "Ottolenghi" cookbook (it's excellent) - Saffron Hazelnut Honey glazed Chicken. Absolutely delicious and easy. I did a standard style salad with it. 



We've had a couple of friends around for viewings of the new extension. Now that word has got around that we are living in the back, we have a lot of curious friends who have not been around for a long time. Mostly this is because small children and a building site are not a good combination so we haven't invited people for a long time. And it's still fairly dangerous from that point of view (lots of nails, bits of sharp things outside, but at least they've removed the scaffolding). I made a batch of the Ottolenghi parmesan cheese biscuits to go with drinks - very easy to do in the thermomix. They are very moreish, and it's handy to keep a roll of the dough in the freezer to make them up fresh when you have people dropping by. 



I also threw some Fig branches into the new Bison vase that my sister bought me for Christmas to cheer things up a bit. I'm loath to buy flower in the heat, as they don't last long. And I have nothing in my garden as it's all been fried.



As it's School Holidays, Mr AV and I decided to book a night out without kids. We went out last Tuesday to a newish place - Street ADL on Rundle Street in the city. It's the hipster younger sister to the more grown up Orana restaurant upstairs. Orana is winning lots of raves at the moment for its use of native Australian food - friends of ours were there recently and saw Heston Blumenthal dining there. I'll get there soon, hopefully, although my friend did mention that I would find the lack of tablecloths confronting. 



Back to Street ADL though. I wore my new Tory Burch sale jacket. It fits, and I love all the embellished detail on it. So that was my first Sale purchase for the season after the shoes with toe cleavage went back to Netaporter.

 It's in the old Universal Wine Bar spot. Good for people watching. There's an excellent wine list - I started off with a glass of Ruinart blanc de blanc Champagne. From there, things went slightly down hill. Firstly, there is no table service. This is very annoying when you have to go and queue up at a bar where hipster 20 year olds with beards are too busy chatting to serve you. Then you have to go back and order food, dessert, another glass of wine...with the prices of the items they're serving, there's no excuse to not have table service in my opinion. The greeting people spent most of the evening standing around as it wasn't busy.


If you're a vegetarian, or just like salad or a vegetable somewhere on your plate, then I hope you enjoy green beans, as that is the only thing to order on the menu. Aside from that there are burgers, pulled meat sandwiches, BBQ and meat things galore. All very tasty, but not overly sophisticated in the presentation department. If you think it's bad to be served your food on chipped Op Shop (thrift store) 1970's earthernware plates as it's "hip" in some venues, then you may find it confronting that you are served your meal in cardboard boxes. Apparently when it first opened you also got disposable cutlery, but there was such an outcry they've now succumbed to stainless steel, which is in a communal help yourself style can in the centre of the (also communal) tables. I couldn't stop laughing at the ridiculous "take home" boxes (there is no takeaway offered, everyone dines in).


I appreciate the concept, as it is a bar rather than a proper sit down restaurant, but this is not a cheap place. The pulled Kangaroo Sandwich pictured above cost $22. All up, our meal was $120 (wine etc extra, no dessert), and  while the food is excellent (for what it is - I'm not a huge burger or pulled meat sandwich fan), there's absolutely no service (or annoying service if you have to wait for the bar guys to finish chatting with their friends to serve you). I think my conclusion is that it's a good place to go for lunch. Or after a concert or something. Don't go for dinner unless you want to be annoyed. Mr AV spent most of our time there muttering darkly about Gen Y... 

 Kangaroo Island Marron

But it's always good to try somewhere new?!

Hope you've had a good week, and stay out of the heat Adelaide and Melbourne people. Fingers crossed we don't get any major bushfires...

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  1. Oh Heidi, it's enthralling seeing everything come together in the reno department. That Nina Campbell wallpaper is swoon-inducing. I can't fathom the cardboxes, though! J x

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    1. Thanks Jane! Those butterflies have your name all over them! The cardboard boxes are quite perplexing... xx

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  2. This is a definitive lifestyle post Heidi, I'll take it all please!

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    1. I'll gladly send the 46C weather your way, along with the cardboard box food!!! I'm generous like that xx

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  3. Love it all Heidi! The wallpaper is so soothing! And I am properly in love with your laundry room - you could be one of those lovely women with pink fluffy heels doing the ironing. How lovely! It makes the mundane become like a mini party. Can't get over the space and the light. TB jacket suits you - but no table service does my head in. So does group communal tables. Which is why all my Ottolenghi's are takeaway as it becomes like a very unfriendly Conde nast post yoga conference morning meeting. But I love pulled meat and stuff like that and it looks delish. The weather is way too hot for me though even with a pool! xx

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    1. I'm so glad I've wallpapered the laundry room for exactly that reason Naomi! All the space we now have, and the light, feels like the most luxurious thing too. The front of the house can be quite dark with the three sided veranda around it. We don't have to turn on the lights in the back of the house until 8.30pm at the moment.
      I may write a blog post about dining trends I hate. Honestly, all this stuff the 20-30 year old set have dreamt up is so irritating. It's making me feel very old to whinge about it, but as it's not cheap the dining experience they're giving you is casual to the point of laughable. xx

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  4. I'd be very cross at no table service! And all the garbage they must create with the cardboard boxes...
    Adelaide was on the news here last night: the heat! It's boiling there! Stay cool, it must be difficult to do so these days, and I am also crossing my fingers that there won't be any fires.
    I am super in love with your wallpaper choices and the children's room is VERY "Where The Wild Things Are". I think the view from the kitchen, the brass handles followed by the golden pears, is an exquisite touch. I'd stand there looking at that all day!

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    1. A lot of the reviews on Urban Spoon comment on the waste with the cardboard boxes. They probably say they're saving on washing up and the boxes are made from recycled cardboard and get recycled again, but it's such a lot of waste it's really pretty shocking. They gave us two extra tray things to eat out of, as we were cutting things up and sharing all the different bits - so that meant we had 7 boxes on the table for us!
      I'm not surprised we made the news in Canada - it's quite the contrast with the cold you've been having! xx

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  5. Oh my gosh Heidi, that wallpaper is incredible! You're so right wallpaper becomes a work of art in itself and that light fixture just looks gorgeous in there. Would you put art on top of it too? Going to show Tallulah that butterfly wallpaper too, very clever, that is forever. Stunnah of a jacket on you too. As Tabs says: this is the quintessential lifestyle post. I want to move into this blog post.

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    1. I probably won't put art over it in these rooms, as they're quite small, but I would if I were wallpapering a normal sized room. You'd just have to choose something that was appropriate with the colours so that it didn't jar.
      You wouldn't want the heat Jody - it's horrible today! The lifestyle has been a bit boring this week, what with not being able to leave the house unless 100% necessary! xx

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  6. The rooms are looking fantastic. What a wonderful space and so much light. I love both wallpapers. What will you do with the playroom when the children are older (or is it too early to think about that?) - perhaps it could become your office/writing room?
    I love the jacket on you. Very funny about your night out... it is funny how you start getting annoyed by hipster places.
    Recipes look yummy too.
    x

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    1. Thanks Charlotte - I think I'll take the playroom once the kids have moved out of home. Mr AV quite likes it too though, so he may move up from his cave at that point! It will be a good space for them when they are teenagers though, I can keep an eye on them from the living area of the house when they're entertaining friends... xx

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  7. I've been watching the temps rise in Adelaide and Melbs! Poor you - I think there's a change coming at the weekend so hang in there. It's only 30 degrees here, which I love. Sydney usually goes all boiling in Feb/March.
    Your wallpaper in both rooms is amazing - I particularly love the children's playroom one!

    I had a great laugh at your description of the hipster wine bar! Sydney, and our suburb Newtown in particular, are chock-a-block full of hipster bars and cafes! When J and I go to them we always feel a bit old and lacking in the beard department! I despise the whole cardboard/plastic food container thing - so many places serve food in the most horrible receptacles, all in the name of hipness!
    Over the hols a group of us were having a rant about the new formula for a hip venue:
    Wooden chopping board as plate
    Old, mismatched crockery
    Cutlery in old aluminium bucket
    Grotty old napkins made of frayed fabric
    Beardy and 'too cool for school' waiters
    Dude food in plastic bowls/plates

    Gah. I'm sick of it!!

    At any rate, your new jacket is divine and I'm sure you and Mr AV lifted the tone with your sartorial elegance!

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    1. Good lord - they're putting food in plastic bowls and plates? That's horrendous. You really are smack bang in the middle of the hipster boom if you're in Newtown Ruth! You know, I think all this crap about it being "authentic" as it comes in cardboard (or whatever) and it being all about the food is ridiculous. I was saying to Mr AV that we have nice china and everyday stainless steel cutlery at home, and it seems quite stupid to go out and have to eat off things I'd never have in my own home, and yet pay an exorbitant price for it.
      And who decided tablecloths were out? What is wrong with a table cloth?? Everywhere is becoming the same formula. It's sad.
      As for the weather, our worst months are Feb March as well, so this is not a good omen - it was 37C at 8am this morning when I went outside to get all my woolen things off the clothes line (figured I wouldn't need them for a while so they're going into storage for a few months) xx

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    2. Dear Heidi,
      I could not agree with you more, excellent restaurant critique. Seems dining out is becoming more and more frustrating. At a high end price point, I expect a proper linen tablecloth, and good table service as a minimum, and the work ethic of these employed hipsters is also appalling.
      You and I dine with more class at home, nice china, quality glassware, makes one wonder why we really bother to eat out, it is supposed to be a pleasurable experience,but I am increasingly finding it to be a great disappointment.
      In the US they have a tipping system, now iam not in favour of that, due to the fact that wages are so very low, that diners are having to supplement waiting staff wages with tips, however, the service and attention to tables is normally excellent, whereas here in Australia they take your money and ignore you. ( I'm a aussie btw) I have had so many negative dining out experiences lately I am on the verge of giving up! Have you considered venting your spleen at urban spoon?!
      Fab post, keep cool
      B x

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    3. Hi B, I may well be moved to write a blog post on this topic - I feel at the moment that every time we go out we are either eating in the same old places (which are nice), or we try somewhere new and they're all in the same mould with no booking policies, or op shop china, and some bearded person (grudgingly) serving boutique ciders to you.
      I'm starting to come around to the tipping idea - I don't know what the answer is, but we pay such high wages to casual staff in Australia that most places put the bare minimum of staff on as it's such a high cost. As a consequence we have no service, and complacent staff a lot of the time. If they were being tipped, then that would make them up the game a bit more I feel. I'm not sure what the answer is, but it's very frustrating.
      Funnily enough the restaurant has a 63% approval rating on Urban Spoon, with most diners complaining of the cardboard boxes and ridiculous "concept" xx

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    4. Dear ladies, I agree with you all about the ridiculous claim of restauarants that they are "authentic" when they serve food in boxes...and drinks in mason jars for goodness sake. It is really quite pretentious in its own way I think. We felt the same way at a place nearby which gives you building pallets for tables and chairs. Clearly you have struck a nerve here Heidi! I say go for the nice china, comfy chairs and good acoustics...do I sound like anyone's nanna?! oh well! Renie

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  8. Heidi the wallpaper looks fantastic and I love the one you chose in the laundry - such a gorgeous space (as is the rest of your house!!!) Isn't Ottolenghi brilliant. Did you watch his Mediterranean Feast television series? I always love seeing the delicious dishes you cook too - that chicken looks amazing. I can't believe the temperatures I am seeing on television xx

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    1. Fifi - I tried to comment on your blog, said I wasn't a team member (although I am a follower)!!
      I love all the Ottolenghi cookbooks, I was given "Jerusalem" and the "Plenty" one by my husband for Christmas, and the tv show was fantastic - caught it last year. The chicken was so delicious and yet so easy to make - his food is very suited to the Australian way of life. xx

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  9. Heidi - I love love love the wallpaper! I am sending some cold your way and will gladly take 15 degrees from you!

    I love you in that jacket. You and Dani have me convinced to buy some Tory this spring if there are more embellished goodies like this!

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    1. Please take the heat - 15C lower would be absolutely perfect!
      I do like Tory, and she does do a bit of embellishment, which is right up your alley Wendy, so I feel it would be a match made in heaven! xx

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  10. It's so strange seeing your wallpapers (they look fab!) because our DIL chose same pattern, even v similar colours, but without pears. In the stairwell - long tree trunks look great - and main bedroom. Wallpaper in your laundry is same design as the one she's chosen (though in different colours - more pinks) for our younger g-daughter's room (she loves butteflies). Love the blackboard wall in the playroom. Think there should be playrooms for adults too!

    Those Ottolenghi parmesan biscuits look fabulous and love the idea of freezing dough and baking later. Have Jerusalem book but not the original. Will now have to get one.

    There are similar hipster places in Canberra but have never been. There was a picture in Canberra Times of people sitting outside one, on stools, with their coffee/food on blue plastic milk crates. Looked like the writer was trying to stage a revolt against this type of establishment. Hope he succeeds. All those paper boxes to eat in. Not terribly good for the environment though I guess/hope they recycle them. Not attractive or appetising. Kind of upmarket McDonalds. And even they gave up cardboard boxes long ago. Our favourite Italians are suffering since Jamie O opened. But we've reverted to them because though we really enjoy the JO food (good value too) and the staff are keen and friendly - it's just too crowded right now over the holidays. Unless you can sit outside - and at the moment it's too hot and there isn't enough shade in the afternoons - the noise is quite unbearable. You can't hold a conversation, everyone is shouting. We took our family there post Christmas but after the appetiser I had to leave them all to their meal and just have a coffee at Koko Black next door where it was heavenly quiet and peaceful (they must be suffering too from Jamie's presence). Our son often mutters darkly about Gen Y also. He sometimes seems older than us, strange isn't it! But then he has more responsibilities and works v. hard.
    Tory Burch jacket great - love it with the Chanel hardware!
    Keeping fingers crossed no fires in this heat. Not as bad as Adelaide but it was 40 here yesterday and will be again today. Our garden starting to fry too. Spending so much time watering to revive poor things. Pammie xxx

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    1. I hope they're NOT recycling the cardboard boxes and having another unsuspecting fool eat from a box that someone else has! Eww. Eww.

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    2. I think you're thinking of reusing Anon? It would indeed be quite disgusting if they were reusing the boxes, but I think their idea of the cardboard box is that it is recycled into a new cardboard box somewhere down the line- although all the waste involved in it is still mind boggling.

      Pammie - I think that's so funny that that your DIL and I have such similar taste! I was actually at one point considering the birch wallpaper for the stair, as I do think it is such an effective wallpaper over a double height. I freeze dough all the time! If I cook it all at once, it gets eaten (by me! Not good for the waist). I do it with my chic-chip biscuits as well as they disappear within around 30 minutes of coming out of the oven otherwise.
      Apparently we're getting a Jamie Oliver restaurant as well... I must be getting old as I find the noise just overwhelming - nothing worse than not being able to hear anyone talking.
      Hope your garden (and you!) survive the heat xx

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  11. Hello Heidi! I LOVE your wallpaper choices! I am a huge fan of wallpaper!... I agree it is such a wonderful "instant" atmosphere creator!... Your home is coming together so wonderfully and I love the brass fittings in the kitchen. I'm so sorry about the heat you are all experiencing this week... it reminds me of a couple of days last year when we were at the beach house and it was 45deg, and we were surrounded by fires! Love your jacket too!... you have such style! xxx

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  12. Oh.. I also meant to say... I get cross when there are no tablecloths in a restaurant where prices are not to be sniffed at!... I hate the feeling of resting my arms/elbows on sticky timber table tops!!!

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  13. I'm not doing well on the 'comment' front today!... also meant to say that I love the "pears" wallpaper as well as the light fitting in that room!

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    1. I can't wait to see your wallpaper choices Jenny - your beach house is looking so lovely since you last photographed it even, and I just know your new home will be looking stunning very quickly. I remember your posts from the beach house with the heat. 45 is just unbearable, and it seems to be the way things go these days. I was actually out riding my bike today when it was 45 (not because I felt like it, but because I had to go and collect my car from being serviced - only 10 minutes, but still......). It was not fun!
      I can't stand a sticky menu/ table top - disgusting! xx

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  14. I dot envy your heat down there.. its just humid here but not so hot .. i do like that birch/pear paper .its not too busy

    Last week I was taken to Jonahs at Palm Beach for a belated birthday lunch ..had a fabulous rose from the Barossa ..highlight of the meal . I wish I'd taken note of the label

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    1. How lovely that would have been (and Happy Birthday again smr!). I wonder which Rose that was... would have loved to go and have a tasting. We're going to be building up the cellar over the next few months, so I anticipate a few trips into the Barossa and Maclaren Vale to stock up. xx

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  15. The wallpaper looks wonderful, love the gold pears!

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  16. Just wanted to add, grotty tables, hirsute hipster staff, no tablecloths, op shop cutlery and china ( ewwww) poor service, basic food overpriced to the max, and they have the audacity to keep a tip jar on the counter! Please.
    Rant over,thanks for listening Heidi!

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    1. Very funny! I feel exactly the same way. Why they expect tips when they don't give any service is beyond me.... xx

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  17. Love the wallpaper. Beautiful.

    That heat is horrible. We had it last weekend and it was truly disgusting..... 55 homes lost in the fires in the Perth Hills. Very scary and sad.


    So glad the renos are almost done!

    Take care.

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    1. I was watching the Perth weather last week and knew it was coming our way. It is indeed awful, and it's still fairly early in the hot season - March is always the hottest month in Adelaide, so I hate to think of what's ahead for us all.
      Not far to go - just need to muster some energy to start tackling the garden. Just the thought of organising more stuff is a bit beyond me.... xx

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  18. Love the wallpaper Heidi! So tranquil. Can't say the same for those temps. I think we've only had one day over 40 this summer. Please tell me you have air-conditioning up and working. I'm with you regarding table service and an against such short cuts. For this reason, I refuse to use those self service counters at the shops! Good to see you are cooking again. Food looks delish. Who has time for these stringent GF/Sugar Free/Dairy free/ paleo etc fads?

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    1. Oh yes - the air con is up and working! We made sure it was going before we moved into the back of the house. There was no way we would survive at the moment without it. I feel so sorry for people who don't have any - they've left the city bus terminal open 24/7 at the moment so that people who need to can sit or sleep in there in the air conditioning.
      I've worked out those self service queues are often slower than going to a check out chick. So I'm with you on that one! xx

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  19. Love your wallpaper choices Heidi - wouldn't even mind doing the ironing with such gorgeous wallpaper in the laundry! The cubbyhole for shopping bags/trolley is a great idea. My almost 21 year son is always happy to whip up a batch of the Ottolenghi Parmesan biscuits for me ... they are so yum. Food in paper containers does not do it for me although the Ruinart champagne does sounds rather good. The TB jacket is an excellent choice - very versatile. Riding your bike today sounds horrendous ... I have picked the coolest day next week to get my car serviced! Keep cool. Jo xx

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    1. Thanks Jo! The cubby holes are supposed to be for the kids school bags etc - just waiting for the joiner to come back and finish a couple of things off, so until then I've stuck all sorts of things in all sorts of odd places!
      Your son sounds like he's on the right track. My husband cannot cook a thing, and I have vowed that all my children will be cooking by the time they reach their teen years.
      Unfortunately the car service was 100% necessary - the radiator sprung a leak! xx

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  20. love the wall paper ! love the jacket. Still no internet thank god for my iPhone x

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    1. Ridiculous FF - Telstra are hopeless. Yesterday we got a follow up phone call about our problems a few weeks ago from some customer service person. Mr AV told them what he thought about the call centre.... hope it's sorted soon xx

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  21. Love the wallpaper Heidi. Stay cool!!

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    1. Thanks L! Have barely left the house all week xx

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  22. What a win with the wallpaper! How wonderful that the children love it and it reminds them of 'Where the wild things are'! You must be feeling chuffed.
    The butterfly wallpaper is beautiful. My mother wallpapered one of the bedrooms in a butterfly print, it was very lovely (this was in the 1970's). I feel quite nostalgic looking at your laundry.
    Eating off cardboard is sub optimal.
    Hope you and family are surviving the heat, but the prediction of hot, gusty winds is scary. Keep safe.

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    1. I'm so pleased with the wallpaper - all these finishing touches (that don't exactly take long to go up) are so much more exciting than the months of wiring etc.
      Every time the wind picks up I start to feel a sense of foreboding - although so far the fires in SA don't seem to be so bad (well, not threatening homes). Hopefully the cool change comes through soon xx

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  23. I am totally entranced by the wallpaper with the tree trunks and gold pears, so stunning!! The 40+C weather sounds scary. I have only experienced hat once before and it felt like living in a furnace. Hope you and your family, along with your builders, are surviving the heat. I love the Tory Burch jacket - very elegant outfit!

    $22 for a sandwich in a cardboard box, with no proper table service, is ridiculous. Toronto has its share of hipster dives, but I have yet to go to one - it seems like a lot of trouble (not to mention money) for an uncomfortable dining experience. And what's with the beards?? I don't get it! It must be a generational thing, though, because just yesterday, I happened to read a blog written by a 20-something and she wrote that she and her friends swoon over guys with beards.

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    1. That's just hilarious about the girl who swoons over a man with a beard!! I think it's definitely a generational thing - being a child of the 70's I still remember all the men with beards, who then shaved them off in the 80's (thank God). But I think they've never known the beard thing - they must associate it with manliness? Werid...! xx

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  24. That's certainly a heatwave you are having over there! Good to see everything taking shape and it's the exciting part when it's time to hang the wallpaper. Fascinating to see the result as I remember seeing the swatches some time ago now. I think perhaps my laundry needs wallpaper as it does make it more interesting. I'm currently getting estimates from decorators for a couple of rooms and the hall. Yours looks a good job - shame they are on the other side of the world!! The honey glazed chicken looks delicious and the parmesan biscuits are a great idea for nibbles.
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    1. It's hard to find good wallpaper people here Miss B - and they tend to be English! How exciting to have some decoration projects in the new year xx

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  25. Have been watching your blog for a while, as we are renovating our Adelaide Villa too. Was driving down memory lane a couple of weeks ago (which means driving down my old street), and by happenstance, your house in on the corner of my old street. Not a stalker, recognised the lantern roof!! Anyway, have taken your laminate tips to heart, and am having it installed in my kitchen. My kitchen wall tiles are almost identical to yours. Two questions, what colour did you use for the grout? Where is your dining table from? Thanks, stay cool.

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    1. Hi Lulu Belle- what a coincidence! You grew up in a nice street then!!
      The grout is in the palest grey in the standard grout ranges, and the dining table was from coco republic in Melbourne. Xx

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  26. Late to the show. Sorry. The wood and pear is a KNOCK OUT! I love it so much. I love the dish you served those parmesan chips in. I would like to give them a go. They sound nice. As does the chicken dish. MMM mmm!! I've been eating fresh figs and I was inspired to take some pics of them after seeing your ones in a vase, but my in laws (the fig growers) didn't allow me to snip some branches LOL!! I so sick of places that are like - Let's make ugly chic. Chipped earthenware plates. . . spare me! Industrial mis matched, rustic stools as places to seat. Also hate.

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    1. The fig tree isn't long for this world (making way for the pool), plus after last year I know that the damn parrots will eat them all before they're ripe, so I figured I may as well cut a few branches off. I'm going to write a post about the current dining trends - it's so ridiculous! xx

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  27. I am just planning my laundry renovation and Coulda Woulda Shoulda sent me over to check out yours and wow Im not disappointed, love the wallpaper and all that bench space what a treat! I love the wallpaper in the kids area too, so much more effective than just painting the walls. I was toying with the idea of wallpaper just 1 feature wall in my powder room or painting stripes but now Im thinking of wallpaper the entire laundry. Hmmmmm decisions! Off to look at the rest of your home now :) Its always nice to meet a fellow Aussie renovator!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Wallpaper really does make quite a dramatic difference to the whole space - if you can, I'd definitely add it, there are some great papers out there now. xx

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