Saturday, 21 December 2013

Pool Cabana project

It's that time of year again when everyone gets a little sun kissed or for some, far too cooked.
So this year when a little insurance money was thrown our way, we decided to build a cabana. Actually my Dad decided to build a cabana!


The builder, my dad (right) and his twin brother (left).
My Dad is an incredibly hard worker, he knows no bounds. As soon as a thought is verbalised, it comes to fruition within weeks.
He finished building this last month, to be exact, it was the day before he left to volunteer his skills on a building project in the slums of rural India for 3 weeks. A very generous, loving man.
We're blessed.

Whilst he was away, hubby and I painted it. For two days I sung my heart out and he didn't tell me to shut up once, not once, lovely chap.


Guess where we are going this summer?
No where. We're staying here and enjoying this.

I've already read two books this week whilst "watching" the little people swim.
Thanks a million Dad
Liv x





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    1. Of course you can when you are in the big smoke, give me a shout out x

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  2. Wow, what an amazing job. Why would you want to holiday anywhere else when you have paradise on your own doorstep. Amazing.

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  3. I'll be hitching a ride down with Fiona, that cabana/pool house looks AMAZING. Your dad and uncle are the bees knees.

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    1. Good! I look forward to the chin wag xx

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  4. Oh wow, it's amazing! I wasn't sure what you meant by a cabana (I think we may call them pagodas here?) but now I've seen one I want one. You've made it so beautiful. And your pool - I could dive right in.

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment at my blog, by the way, and Happy Christmas to you, Liv.

    Gillian x

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    1. Thanks Gillian, enjoy a cosy white Christmas by the fire. I hope one day we will experience that! xx

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  5. Oh my god. I just had a micro vacay in your cabana... and in my head ;) Your yard is beautiful in general, flat and grassy with plenty of space! What area do you live in? Not to sound stalkerish! It can't be the Blue Mountains (where I live), having such flat land.. Hah!
    Your dad sounds like a lovely man, you certainly are blessed <3

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    1. Thanks Jackie. Wishing you and you two favourites a blessed Christmas x

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  6. YOU are one lucky ducky!!! I am desperate to get our backyard into a really happy relaxing and beautiful space! ENJOY the summer!

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  7. God Bless your Dad! He reminds me so much of my Pop! I am just blown away by his work! It is absolutely beautiful! I mean down right amazing! I wouldn't go anywhere either! Nope! I would just sit right there in your peace of heaven on earth! Enjoy your time friend and a very lovely week to you!!!!! Nicole

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    1. My Dad is also "Pop".
      Nicole I popped over to you this morning and soaked in your creativity, those dollies and bunnies and the cutest x

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  8. In my head, a holiday "counts" if two things happen. 1. I dont have to cook dinner. 2. The opportunity to read a book. One down, one to go Liv!!! Your dad is a workhorse, the cabana is awesome and you should be proud of what you have all achieved xT

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  9. I'm working on #1…..Do you reckon I could stretch it for seven weeks though?
    PS forgot to thank you for the banana bread, Bear said "Dewishes mum" xx

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