Author Archives: Threadbare and Thrifty

About Threadbare and Thrifty

Wife, mum, crochet addict, yarn dye enthusiast and novice gardener.

Down and in – Update on Build

Progress continues at pace now and our project manager (Caleb) is doing a great job of keeping us informed around what’s happening on site. He’s also full of advice and general helpfuln… Source: Down and in

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House Inspiration

It’s been wet and wild here in the Waikato for the past few weeks which is hindering our house build.  Our excavator Sam has taken every opportunity he to catch up with the ground works and finally, we have a … Continue reading

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House Progress

The excavations have finally started on our section.  As it’s on a hill there’s a lot of soil to move around so the builders can create a level building platform. It’s very slow progress as it’s all weather dependent.  Of … Continue reading

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A Week of Two Halves

What a week it’s been.  We visited our section on Sunday afternoon and took a few snapshots as the digger is now on site.  Unfortunately, work can’t begin until we receive the nod from the local Council. Monday morning came … Continue reading

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Seven Days

So much has happened in the past seven days. I thought about not blogging about it but decided that it would be good for me. So here goes. On Wednesday last week, it was announced that our department is being … Continue reading

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Our Piece of Paradise

A few months ago we bought our own piece of paradise. Well, a plot of land in Whatawhata, Hamilton.  It’s on a hillside, which means we have great views out over the surrounding countryside. We’ve chosen our builders (Anthem Homes) … Continue reading

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My Week in Progress

A few weeks ago I joined Instagram and have been trying to take more photos of everyday life. Feel free to follow me here. We’re coming into our busy season at work and there is a lot going on at … Continue reading

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