Today Theo and I walked C to work. He works one suburb over in Newstead and it's a lovely walk, albeit very hilly. He walks to work just about every day (he doesn't have his full license and enjoys walking), even when it's raining and I really like accompanying him, especially now that the sun stays out later. Just about all of the houses in the suburb are mid-century built and very sweet and well kept - so many cute art deco features! It's suburbia, but it's probably the best kind of suburbia. It's the kind of place that you walk through and feel like the people who live there enjoy their lives. The view from the top of the hill is pretty damn lovely and makes it worth the hike back to our house. I wanted to try out my new camera (it's a Sony NEX-5RL - and I really like it), so here are some pictures from the walk.
I love Daschunds. This house usually has two sitting on the verandah watching passersby. This guy was very serious and inquisitive. Earlier this week I saw somebody carrying around a tiny, itty-bitty baby Daschund.
I'm not sure what it is about this apartment block, but oddly, I just love it. I think it's mostly that font - Highview Sixty-Two and the manicured lawn.
I love a good tyre swing.
Have I ever mentioned how long my husband's hair is? It's all messy and unbrushed here but when I brush it out it's almost a metre long! Despite my occasional encouragement he'll NEVER cut it.
This is what the front of our house looks like at the moment. Our landlord decided to fix the front of the house which was falling down. It's been three weeks of work so far but it's starting to look like there's been some progress. We haven't been able to go in or out of the front door while the work has been going on which has been a bit of a pain - we've been going out through the back of the house and into alleyway with the pram (believe me, it's more difficult than negotiating the staircase at the front of the house!). The landlord felt badly that the work would be going on while we have a small baby and so halved our rent for the last few months and for the duration of the work, which was really lovely (especially considering we've never met them). This is what it looked like before we moved in. Cannot wait until it's finished (though I'll miss half rent!).