December 4, 2012

Tulips on a Tuesday

Last night after work, The Husband and I popped into Flower Temple to pick up a mini real Christmas Tree as we decided that it was too much effort to put up our fake on seeing as we are packing up over Christmas and it takes up too much room.

I am really looking forward to having a real, massive Christmas Tree next year!

Anyway, they had two sizes to choose from but told me they were getting more in which are about waist height on me so I have ordered one of them and hopefully The Husband picks it up today!


Flower Temple is my favourite florist ever. I am often seen pressing my nose against the window after closing time and just admiring the lay out.  Everything is colour coded and it is a visual stimulation like no other I tell you.  I must go there and try out the cafe.



This is the super mini version of our tree! I hope that The Husband doesn't get hay fever from it as then my dreams will be crushed.


I took this photo in the lift on the weekend as I schlepped to Subway to satisfy my meatball craving on the weekend and realised that I probably looked like I was smuggling a basketball under my dress. 

I got this dress in Bali and it has served me well over the few hot nights we have had recently, it's either wear a mumu or go naked. 


I have somehow managed to get one of my wedding bands on again, which makes me super happy. I guess that when it is on it's own it isn't as squished as with the engagement and other ring. 


My lower back is really hurting me recently and along with my swollen feet (cannot wear anything but sandals to work unfortunately) these are probably my two only complaints.

I really like being pregnant! I think I have had it pretty easy though, not much sickness or what not.

The Husband has taken to rubbing my belly with oil at night now as The Baby tends to kick his hand as he does it which he is absolutely thrilled about.  

He has been feeling the kicks for a few weeks now, but it is at the stage where my whole belly jumps as she kicks stronger and stronger and the look of wonder on his face as he gazes at my belly and talks to her is enough to make my heart melt. 

26 Weeks 

Jane Lamerton Dress
Witchery Sandals


We headed to our new house on the weekend to check out the state of the garden as both our lawyer and the selling agent confirmed that the upkeep was up the vendor and disappointingly they have obviously not touched it since the day we signed the contract. 

The garden is over grown, weeds are everywhere, some plants seem to have fallen over onto the path and a number of the bushes have died. Of course it was very well tended to when we purchased the property.
We (i.e. my brother Joseph) are going to be redoing most of the garden though. 

Everyone says it is such a grey area of settlement but as we have it in writing you would think they would at least try and maintain it otherwise I would have been going over on weekends to prune and tend to it as the rose gardens were in amazing shape.  I know that it just has to be in the same condition on the day of settlement as the day we signed the contract but with so many of the plants dying I don't see how that could happen.

What do you think? Am I being silly? 

Only 52 days until we take settlement and I finish work. Hurrah!!! 

The board was still up so The Husband snapped this photo of me quickly but I would like to get one of both of us taken.


We then headed out to dinner with my family and I couldn't resist snapping a photo of Henry looking like such a big boy with his back pack on! 
I am thinking it may be Thomas' now that I actually look at it though.

28 comments:

  1. The next 52 days will FLY by. You're looking beautiful. Shame that your back is hurting, bad backs suck. Would a luke warm bath help? Whenever my back is agony I take myself off for a swim - seems to loosen the muscles. Might be nice as your baby bump would be weightless in the water.

    Re the house - I'd get your lawyers to write them a letter confirming that the upkeep on the garden is the vendor's responsibility until settlement. Since there's 52 days to go - that's a long time to leave it 'up in the air'. Otherwise, you might be able to do a deal where the vendor takes $100 per week or something off the contract and you and the husband will be responsible - so the vendor effectively pays you to garden. Just a thought ...

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    1. I am counting down the days, there is so much to look forward to!

      Thank you! We don't have a bath but I have a very long hot shower every night and The Husband gives me a nice massage too. Swimming is a great idea, I am not good at it but can doggy paddle haha.

      I contacted the agent again and she said the vendor had some personal issues arise but they will make sure it is in tip top shape for settlement which is good enough for me!

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  2. Wow you are certainly coming along aren't you? hehe.. those stories of the husband are cute and it's good to hear pregnancy is going well for you x

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  3. Looking so beautiful! It's so sweet reading about your hubby, Mez :)

    I really really lurveeee flower temple too. Bestest florist ever. You know how some are just so little and cramped. At FTemple, everything's laid out so nicely and you can prance around everywhere haha.

    K xx

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    1. Thank you :)

      It is so beautiful in there and they really are so friendly!!

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  4. Oh wow I really need to go here. It looks amazing !!!!!!!!!

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  5. I loved being pregnant too. My feet did not swell, that sounds painful.

    Re the garden, do not worry- getting a garden in shape takes so little time- you can rejigger the entire thing over a weekend. And you will probably want to make some changes anyway.

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    1. You are so lucky! I look like I have club feet.

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  6. Another flower temple fan here!
    U definitely need to get a photo of you and S next to the sign...it was one of my must haves when we purchased, think its a nice photo to have. Sucks about the swollen feet, still looking amazing though.
    PS have my toile fitting at Annette of Melbwent back and read ur old posts, it's made me even more excited than I was!!

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    1. Hopefully it is still up next time we go past! I will need to get a random to take the photo haha.

      Oh wow!! I hope you love it!!!

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    2. Loved every bit of it!! Makes it all feel so much more real

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  7. I love flower temple - gorgeous arrangements!
    K xx

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    1. Definitely!! Wish I knew about them when I got married!

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  8. I think they should have to do the garden before they move out. I did mine when I sold and its the right thing to do.

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    1. The agent said they have to but have personal issues going on and will clean it up soon... hopefully they do!

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  9. AH-mazing flowers!!!! Wish I lived closer so I could visit that florist! OMG!

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  10. I miss being pregnant. This time time last year I was about 32 weeks pregnant. I did have some awful pains and couldn't sleep but I miss being able to eat anything and people not judging my tummy hahaha.
    You look amazing.

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    1. Haha people judge my tummy and my weight gain all the time it drives me nuts!!!!

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  11. You look gorgeous!

    I asked my dad (who works in real estate) and he said that upkeep is definitely their responsibility. It is kind of a grey area as many people don't keep it up. Personally, I'd be contacting lawyers and getting them to fix it up, but I am litigious like that. You don't want to be dealing with this stuff at 30 weeks pregnant, you know. Have you decided whether you're going to get some gardening help after baby or whether it will be your domain?

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    1. Thanks Hannah!!!

      The agent contacted them and they have apologised and will have it cleaned up and perfect by settlement.

      I think I will do it all (we don't have a lawn so no mowing) but my brother is a landscaper so will be sprucing it up for me and then if I need help I am sure he will help me!

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