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Love one another

View from pantry window which is east facing.

There is a small window in the walk-in pantry which I don't look out of very often. It's view is beyond the neighbouring property to the one further over. There are an amazing assortment of mature trees around here because they are all old gardens.

Now for the promised orientation shot. This is a photo of the kitchen taken from the Sunroom/Family room.

Yesterday's window is where you see the light coming through beside the fireplace. Today's photo is from the pantry which is behind that wall. Tomorrow we will look through the window in the centre of the shot and then we'll go through the door through to the dining room.

The sign above the door is for Stitching Sunday 13. This cross stitch which says "Love on Another" was finished more than 20 years ago when we lived in New Guinea.

John 13:35 (New International Version)
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."


  1. Ah yes that helps. I am quite surprised at the number of windows: has the house been extensively renovated since the original? I always thought that one of the drawbacks of old houses is the lack of light because of the inherited (English) need to keep the cold out. A friend and I were walking through Randwick the other evening remarking on the beauty of the Federation style houses but upon their lack of windows, or windows facing the wrong direction.

    Does a weatherboard house cost a fortune to insure up there because of the bushfire danger?

    Lovely mix of timbers and blue ...

  2. windows are such a special part of a house~i have a blog from a table by a is a year long photo journey...

  3. The house has been extensively renovated at the back. At least half of the windows are there. The front of the house is original. However, even in that part of the house the rooms have pretty good light. As for facing the wrong direction, it has a south facing verandah, half of which was biult-in to make the dining room back in the 20's or 30s... a much smarter use of the space.

    As far as I know weatherboard is no more expensive than brick to insure and we are considered in a position of low bushfire risk (which I guess is relative).

    As for the English need to keep cold out ... that's not such as bad idea around here. I also think judging from the name of the house the influence here might have been Scottish and the builder says the building techniques in the old part of the house were quite European.

  4. Yes, BFR up your way is relative. But I am astounded that weatherboard is similar in cost to brick. I really like weatherboard: well-insulated WB.

    The woman sitting in the same corral as me here at work, has bought a place on the wrong side of the tracks in Katoomba which she and her partner hope to move into in a couple of years time. They are currently renting in Newtown. Sounds like a good move to me.


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