How would you like to have a backyard that looked out on this?….5 – 10 minutes away from a large shopping centre!
Today I visited some good friends of mine who are rebuilding their house. Today was the first day for the builder to arrive – and he did!!
While the have the builders in, they are taking advantage of the expected New Zealand Summer and are semi-camping on the property, with a large tent and portable room. That way they are able to make decisions immediately when necessary in the renovation process.
We arranged that I would take lunch over with me to their place – in the outskirts of Henderson (a suburb of Auckland) and we would have lunch by their new temporary living quarters.
I took over a loaf of Ciabatta bread, Tabouleh, and a salad of Cos Lettuce and Spinach leaves as a bed and some Balsamic dressing. They provided some cheese and a bottle of bubbly and we had a celebratory picnic under the trees, while the builders started to pull up the floor in the house….
All in all it was a most satisfactory lunch. They will turn this place into a real "estate" over the next few years. It has a real ambience about it and as it is only ten minutes away from a main centre, they have the convenience that they need for shopping and other needs.
Look at this view from the house….
It will be a great place in which to live once they have finished the house – hopefully April….. :):)
an idyllic retreat….