Bloganuary – What irritates you about the home you live in?

That we were sold a golden goose and got a tiny, constantly pooping fluffy duck instead. Lol.

That’s about the long and the short of it there.

Alun and I were young and naive when we saw the house we live in. We were taken in by all the fancy coating the owners had plastered over all the brokenness and as every year goes by (it’s been almost 5 years now), more and more of the house starts to fall apart.

Al and I try to joke about it “bloody house hahahhaa” but it’s to keep us from crying because we invested so heavily in something so easily breakable. It’s like we spent our life savings on magic beans and got really, really ripped off. In some way, we are responsible and I know that…but in so many ways, we were recognised as vulnerable and taken for a ride.


Anyway. Slowly, Alun and I are saving up and fixing all the shoddy things in our home. It gives us purpose, draws us together and gives us pride in seeing things of QUALITY fill our home. Little by little, we are getting there with new taps, a new garden hose and workmen who are right this minute rebuilding our outdoor decked area with proper structures rather than gaffa tape – as we discovered a few weeks ago – much to our horror.


I’ll add pics of our home below from my phone after work today – you’ll hopefully see how Alun and I so easily fell in love with the place.

5 responses to “Bloganuary – What irritates you about the home you live in?”

  1. Oh no so sorry to hear that. 😯

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    1. It’s a learning curve *shrug* we’ll definitely be more cautious if we buy a house again and it’s bringing us close as we’re both working hard to make our home more stable.Thank you, Storyteller for reading and taking time to comment, I really appreciate it xx


  2. Homes are definitely always a work in progress. From the photos above, your home is beautiful. I love the woodwork and the tall wood doors. I can see why you fell in love with it. I have been in all facets of construction in someway shape and form my entire life. I would totally geek out to see the differences to work being done in your country vs the US. Best of luck with the work being done on the deck.

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    1. Thank you, Tommy! Oh now I want to show you examples of Australian workmanship so you can compare. Alun’s mates are rebuilding our broken deck outside so I’ll post some pics of that so you can “geek out” lol

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      1. You are correct, I will probable “geek out” and look in detail at the differences in construction practices.

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