Saturday, 2 July 2011

June Update - Blocks, Bricks & Beds

We've been visiting our block each weekend to make sure progress is being made (not sure what we intend to do if no progress was made...but anyway)...  happy to confirm that things are coming along well!

The final stages of the road are down, just waiting for tar by the looks of it.  Footpaths and Crossovers soon after I guess. The gutters are in, as are the drainage pits every 20 odd metres.  They may just make August after all - so here's hoping!

2 July 2011

And the Hawksburn bricks up the road from us have been cleaned as well, so here's some pics of what they look like as well, for those who are interested!

Cleaned Hawksburn

Cleaned Hawksburn - closeup (iPhone pic)

Aside from that, not a lot else to report. We're thinking about having a floor to ceiling, full wall bookcase in the study, and may need to relocate the power and data points. Shouldn't be a drama with PD.

We also bought a new bed from Snooze 3 weeks ago.  Got 25% off a King Size Sleep-To-Live 400 thanks to their sale (20%) and the PD Rewards program (5%).  We intended to get one for the new house, but couldn't come up with a good reason not to get it now!!  And gee, is linen for King beds expensive!  If anyone wants 'no-pressure' assistance to buy a bed, go and see Lorraine at Snooze in Hopper's Crossing - she's fantastic!


  1. there's something exciting about being the first people to live in a street...unfortunately i haven't experienced that but you guys are lucky! :) RE the bed, i have fallen in love with a bed that they used onthe first episode of the block and am frantically tracking it down...just hope it doesn't cost me my!

    Mel (aka MelnRob)

  2. Hi Mel, I just found out where that bed and also the chair (from Shannon & Aaaron's room) is from in case you haven't tracked it down yet.

    It is from Singways, 620 Church Street Richmond.

    The bed is not actually on the website but Shannon and Aaron have said it was from there on their facebook.

  3. HI Rups and leanne
    I've stumbled across your blog and was wandering if you are able to tell me the address of the house (in point cook) for the hawksburn bricks as we are interested in the brick but really need to see it in the flesh!

  4. Hi Tribalfunk,

    Happy to send you the details, but probably better by email? Would you like to post your email address, or if you use homeone, send a Private Message to our UserID (rups)?

  5. Thanks.
    Email is

    Good luck with the build. We have our color appointment on Tuesday and really need to nail the brick selection by this weekend.

    Very much appreciated
    Cheers tribalfunk