Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Ms Diva who is now studying at CSU in Bathurst came back to visit over Easter.
We spent some time shopping at IKEA for a chest of drawers,

BRIMNES 3 drawer chest IKEA Smooth running drawers with pull-out stop.  Optimize your storage with SKUBB box set of 6.
material, curtains, cushions and all manner of gadgets (frypan...dressing table mirror...candles), that the girl out of home needs.

Of course this meant lugging flat packs and awkward curtain poles back to Bathurst and going on the train or coach wasn’t going to cut it.

So a little road trip was organised as a way to get her back home and a way to amuse the Missses Bee & Minky for a school holiday treat.

We loaded the Tarago with the bright red chest of drawers, curtain rod, assorted road-trip necessities and headed west on a 3 hr tour…ring a bell?

Well, we didn't exactly get shipwrecked, but the rain I drove through was abominable and, with the truck that jackknifed on Victoria Pass closing the road in both directions, added more than an hour to our journey. Luckily Ms Diva had her laptop and we watched and episode of  "Commumity", while we waited!

We eventually arrived safely and had a lovely 2 day break.

There was a working bee to put together the wardrobe, make curtains and put up the curtain pole. In the spirit of student accommodation, we bought 2.5 metres of 250cm wide quilt backing and used hemming web to make a casing for the curtain rod. We flexed our assembly muscles, learnt to read “Ikea” and wielded screwdrivers like we were possessed and put together a perfect “student digs” decor!

The little Misses were wardrobe packers and spent a lot of time trying on Ms Diva's clothes (and shoes!) and trying to convince her that they could be handed down now!

When we returned home, she sent me a picture of her tidy room (this was taken almost a week ago so I’m not sure it still looks like this!)
The green coat hanging in her wardrobe, is a Vinnies special...nice to know that the spirit of op-shopping is alive and well...I wonder if there is an "oppy" gene?

The trip back to Sydney was totally uneventful and exactly the 3 hr drive we should have had on the way up!

thanks for taking a peek over the fence…

1 comment:

  1. The things we do for our kids! Her room looks lovely and cosy but if she's anything like my lot there probably isn't any visible floor by now. x


Nice of you to take a peek over the fence. It's lovely to meet you. Do come in, have a cuppa and a chat. I will talk back...


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