Post maternity leave return to work was a success! It was as if I had never left. I rolled up early on Saturday to put in a good effort.
I picked up the handset of the phone and instantly all the extensions, phone & fax numbers returned to my poor old head and I was back in business!
I went to another Court House on Friday to ring the service desk to make sure that my account was active and that I would have computer access over the weekend as there is no technical support on the weekend. I went out of my way to make this happen and I was sorely let down come Saturday morning to get a big fat exclamation mark and bold writing stating my account was disabled.
But I carried on and did what I could. I was welcomed back into the workforce by the community of Sydney committing a rape, a murder and a stabbing!
I’ve spent 5 months of loved up heaven with my gorgeous blessing of a daughter, cuddling and kissing her and living in utter bliss to have this snap me back into reality and the grim world we live in. Having this job makes me sad but grateful for what I do have.
On the Monday was able to rectify the login access, after only 6 calls to service desk. I was rostered into a customer service roll. All the long winded processes were back with me too. I completed a variety of applications and inquiries.
Monday morning sees me send out an email to the whole department part of my job requirements and I received quite a few responses with “welcome back” That was sweet.
Audrey had her second day at daycare and it appears to be going well.
A smiley photo!!
In house news.
I’ve found the mirror to go above my mantle.
Coco Mirror by Made Goods (Can be purchased at Coco Republic)
1) It is $2,500. 2) it is too big by only 10 – 20cms in each direction!
It was love at first sight when I stumbled across it on the internet a week ago and then again in person at the Coco Republic showroom in Crows Nest.
So, with all that said and shown, I am still on a mirror hunt for the living room.
In regards to the kitchen.
I have started spring cleaning and preparation to completely rid any item in the kitchen for the impending kitchen demolition.
This is my pantry.
All we are doing is replacing the doors, so that they look like this:
But hopefully you can see in the picture that the interior goes into a triangle. It is the perfect environment for losing items into the back corner where they are un-reachable. Does anyone have any good ideas on how I can still utilize this space successfully? It is actually quite a lot of storage space.
I have been holding off buying another cake stand (I only have 2 pink glass ones) or Le Crueset iron cookware because I was under the impression that I didn’t have room for them, but there is LOADS of space in this cabinet. I just need to be smart about it. We have never put anything in the top part of the cabinet, but I can easily whip out that step ladder (from the laundry) to reach things up top. Perfect place for a new cake stand!
Look at our poor old fridge.
Can’t wait till that fits in it’s new space nicely and we can actually open the new pantry doors properly.
All the cabinet doors have been ordered. We are in business.
Hopefully things should kick off in 2 weeks time.
I had a brainwave about the marble tile splash back. I always felt that they were too big for a splash back at 300mm x 150mm but I thought I could easily have them cut down to 150mm x 75mm (so one quarter of the original size) but on closer inspection, there is a very slight bevel on the edge and it would be a costly and timely operation so it was more efficient to just buy new tiles.
ARGHH SPLASH BACK. I now I am saying it wrong and my husband keeps snickering at me, but it is just what comes out.
Wait. I am confused now. I don’t know which one is right. AHAHHAHAH
So I went out on the hunt for 75mm x 150mm tiles.
I had a list of 3 places to go to. It was a hot day and traffic was a bit of a nightmare in the inner city so when I walked into the first place and they had cheaper tiles then the third place I was going to visit, I just called it quits right then.
My original tile at the top. It still has a honed finish but it is smoother then the others and the white in the marble is whiter then the carrara tiles I purchased.
I love my original tiles, but I will use them one day in a bathroom where I can use them at their original size.
Pastel blue and red is a match made in heaven. What a stunning choice in finishes. Bravo.
Can’t WAIT to see that red go!!! RED. Oh I dislike red.
I also can’t wait to see power cables running from here, there and everywhere go too!
I bought them from Bisanna tiles in Surry Hills. They had them on a display board with medium grey grout which is exactly what I was thinking of doing. I like that little bit of contrast.
I still have no idea what dining table light fitting I want and what 2 kitchen island pendants I want.
I know what light fitting I want for my bedroom though and beside table lamps.
Ruhlman pendant from Circa Lighting
Lamp from Coco Republic.
And while we are at it. I would love this for either side of my couch in the living room because they are really tall!! (900mm)
Enough day dreaming. Best to stick to the current schedule which is the KITCHENNNNNNN!!!!!!
Hope everyone had a good weekend and a good week ahead!