2014 in pictures

January

I repaired the cabinet I inherited from my great-aunt and got rid of my too-large desk that was cluttering up the living room.

January-1

The loft – well, half of it – was still a gigantic mess.

Jan2

February

I decided I really needed to do something about my perfectly boring front yard. It never happened so far, so that’s on this year’s ToDo list.

Frontyard

And speaking of ToDo lists, my older daughter created this genius ToDo list, which lists the chores that need doing in the Family B&B and divides them evenly between our family members. (It does need some small revisions, BTW.)

ToDo

March

Instead of getting started on my side walk cafe-style front yard, I took the crowbar to our fully paved back yard and ripped out pavers like there was no tomorrow and got my hands dirty building raised beds and greening things up a bit.

backyard-flowers

I also started my windowsill garden anew.

windowsill-garden2

April

We finally got rid of that horrid mess in the loft and built two more loft rooms. And – shame on me – I never blogged about that yet. So guess what gets added to my ToBlog list?

zolderkamers

Also, my younger daughter decided we needed to adopt this sweet kitten. He’s grown a lot since!

Ezio

May

This month, my older daughter decided we couldn’t just adopt Ezio without also adopting his sister, so that meant two kittens would be added to our household soon.

Amelia

June

In June our two new kittens began to really feel at home at the Family B&B.

Kittens

We installed laminate flooring in my new bedroom.

laminate

And, sadly, we had to say our final goodbyes to our darling Shimi. I still miss him every day.

Shimi

July

The back yard really came to life this month, and for the first time ever we really enjoyed spending time in our back yard.

backyard1

The kittens grew well and behaved as if they’d been living with us for all of their lives already.

Ezio-Amelia2

I reorganised the shed, which had become rather messy since I decluttered it a year earlier.

shed-after1

August

I built the firepit of my dreams in the backyard.

firepit1

I made good progress on my loft bedroom. (I really need to write a blog post about that, don’t I?)

Loftroom1

Ezio and Amelia had grown a lot, were having the time of their lives, and were becoming the best of friends with Thalia.

present

Then, one day, I slapped some paint on one of our Ikea step stools. Just because I could.stepstool2

September

Something’s happening to our bathroom. Can you guess what? (Don’t worry, I’ll write a blog post about it.)

bathroom

I bought our cats a water fountain. Ezio and Amelia took to it immediately. Thalia was a little suspicious of it at first but soon came to love it, and Luna also likes it a lot.

Fountain1

Since the vinyl flooring on the landing had seen better days, I took it out and installed laminate flooring. It looks so much better!

landing

October

We did some more work on the bathroom this month, but since I don’t want to spoil the surprise, I won’t post a picture of that here.

Meanwhile, Ezio and Amelia had grown even taller. They were becoming big kitties fast!

Amelia-Ezio

And enjoying yest another new toy. It’s still one of their favourites. 🙂

ezio-amelia-toy1

November

My new room was taking shape fast, and I got to play with my toys…

toys

… adding a rod and shelves to my built-in wardrobe. Yes, I know. I should have finished the walls first, but I was in a hurry. Sort of.

wardrobe

December

Although this was an eventful month – or maybe because of it – I only took pictures on New Year’s Eve, which I celebrated with my girls and their friends. We had life music too.

music

Happy New Year!

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About Liam

Poet, writer, aspiring minimalist
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4 Responses to 2014 in pictures

  1. krisalex333 says:

    Wow, you got a LOT done, congrats! I really don’t know how you do it with constant pain. The kitty-cats are adorable. All the best for 2015!

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    • Liam says:

      Thanks. I guess I’m just really good at ignoring the pain. That might not be clever, but it works for me. Now, if you think this was a lot, you should have seen what we got done in 2013…
      And yes, I fully agree. The kitties are adorable. I can’t even begin to imagine a life without them.

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  2. Josh Moll says:

    Happy new year to you too!

    Liked by 1 person

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