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Renovating in Mackay - QLD

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Even on the other side of the world, I can still find houses to renovate!
This project was helping my friend Jude, who I'd stayed with in Airlie Beach 3 months previously.
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The ceilings had done what ceilings do, and started to bubble and peel!
So the first job was to finish the peeling, then to paint them in a special, and rather sticky paint that uses Shellack, However, as always, they needed more filler, more sanding and more painting!
So, whilst waiting for the paint to dry, not being one to sit still, I helped Jude take up a brick patio
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Before:
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After:
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and created quite a pile of bricks
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... not to mention sweat! So the best thing then, was a 'pool shower'

However, you have to work hard to play hard, and we had some time out, taking 3yr old Jaimee for a walk
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along the Pioneer River one evening
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down to Forgan Bridge
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and to see some of the town sculptures, including these LED trees and whale bones
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the lagoon looked good lit up at sunset
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before a treat at Hog's Breath Café and on to ice cream
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I even got a pet fix at the pet shop with these beautiful kittens and Blue Healer pups
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but there was plenty of animals at home, including Kooky, the Blue-Winged / Azure Kookaburra (different to the more common Laughing Kookaburra)
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and whilst putting the chooks to bed one night I found this cute little frog
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I think it's a Creaking Nursery Frog
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He was about an inch big!
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with the most beautiful eyes
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Sadly he didn't turn into my prince charming, so I'll keep looking!

Posted by charlystyles 12:10 Archived in Australia Tagged mackay walkerston creaking_nursery_frog forgan_bridge pioneer_river

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