Sunday 20 November 2016

A picture is worth a thousand words...

We've made some progress in recent weeks, with Kate tackling the painting of the hallway wall which we had rendered...oh I don't know, maybe 12 - 18 months ago... but let's not rush these things.

That yellow trim's days are numbered!!

So long story short it means we can start getting some of our artwork hung that has been lazing around leaning against the wall. Given we've moved around quite a lot over the years before digging our heels in the sand in North Queensland, these items meant a lot to us as we moved from home to home, state to state, country to country. So it's been nice this weekend to finally get a few of them out on display again.

Poppy just happened to remind me it is Thanksgiving this Thursday

Entry to the Master Bedroom

'Poppies' by Gary Myers
'The Old Church on the Hill' - By Gary Myers
Kate and I bought this from Gary's gallery in Maleny, Queensland. We walked past the gallery on the way out to dinner and saw the painting which had just been hung that day. We went back and bought it the next morning!!

'Long Distance' by Anna Nielsen
I bought this in Dublin, Ireland when Kate and I first met. It pretty accurately sums up our relationship both in the first six months, and then again when I was absent on military deployments overseas.

A few reminders of my 21 years in the Army

- Officer Commanding Pennant from the Tank Regiment in Darwin, Australia -

- Hand made ISAF Carpet from Kabul, Afghanistan -

- Miniature Banner of the Royal Corps of Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers -

During my time in Kabul in 2007 - 2008, we used to get these made as thank you gifts from the Staff of Australian National Command Element. More than a gift, they were hand made by local children, an important training opportunity for teaching them how to weave hand made middle eastern rugs.

Un-named By Michael Fitch
We saw this artist painting a scene of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra at Floriade in 2009 and we bought it from Michael on the spot just as he finished it.

What you see when you walk in the front door - it sums up living by the ocean...

I love this shot Kate took from the top of the Empire State Building - which we had printed on canvas - we loved our two years stateside and visiting the city that never sleeps.

That's another couple of jobs ticked off 'the list' - can't wait to get the other side of the hallway painted now... 

Cheers, Col

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