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So we’ve bought this hoose.

It’s in the lovely Hutt suburb of Waiwhetu. It’s pretty close to my old stomping ground, easy walking distance to my parents and my grandmother and an easy drive to Cal’s sisters.

Moving date still to be confirmed, mid-April sometime.

I am excited!

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  1. Evie | March 22, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Congrats! Having just gone a-snooping online… my goodness. The kitchen paint job is rather spectacular, isn’t it? XD

  2. Andrew | March 22, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    ‘Tis a lovely hoose indeed! Is brick more common in Welly than in Akl?

  3. David Ritchie | March 22, 2010 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I <3 the feature walls.

  4. morgue | March 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    There are some crazy colour scheme decisions in there. The kitchen isn’t just purple, it is PUUURRRRPLLLE. Repainting is on our list!

    Brick more common down here – I honestly don’t know. Hmm, I assume more common down here because there’s been much more new evelopment in Auckland since brick facade/brick construction went out of fashion. Someone reading might have a better idea.

    Thanks all 🙂

  5. Andrew | March 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Ok, after seeing discussion of the feature walls I to had to go and track down the house.

    I insist that you keep the Twilight poster! Insist!

    However for the love of all the is good and holy in the world the feature walls must go.

  6. Helen | March 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations you guys! I’m sorry that we’ll be losing you to the Hutt, but never mind. I have found house ownership to be very pleasant, especially if you don’t try to do too much DIY.

  7. Karen | March 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!! Congratulations… wow… house ownership!

  8. cal | March 22, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, those coloured walls are unusal huh. We will probably have to live with them for a bit and I’m scared I may grow to like them!

  9. Kiwi in Zurich | March 23, 2010 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    I can’t find the pictures on the net. Link please!

  10. 2trees | March 23, 2010 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    Dude looks good. congrats.

  11. morgue | March 23, 2010 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    KiZ: I can’t find them any more either. They might have been taken down yesterday. We’ll post some more eventually.

  12. Sphen | March 23, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Normally I’d cut off contact to Hutt-kids, but living in the Midlands, I just can’t comment anymore *sob*

  13. Pearce | March 23, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Congratulations! But on the other hand – what does this mean for Small Dreams?

  14. morgue | March 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Ah, photos relocated, thanks hurstling:

    Sphen: I’ve been out of the Hutt for a dozen years, but I don’t know that I ever stopped being a Hutt-kid. It is my fate.

    Pearce: I think it means all the glamour drains from my life.

  15. David | March 24, 2010 at 6:52 am | Permalink


  16. Jet Simian | March 24, 2010 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Nice pad! And you have a huge deck for entertaining too!

    I’ll trade your purple kitchen for a candy floss pink vast benchtop with matchying cupboard handles and venetian blind.


    Well I can do painterly tips too, having now painted inside and outside the monkeyhouse.

  17. Karen | March 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t see the pics before… I kind of like the purple… I think colour in kitchens and washouses is good (boys and i are going to paint all our kitchen cupboards different colours if WE ever own a house)… but the red lounge and scary pink bedroom would do my head in!

    If my kidlings ever see your garden and the playground over the road, we will be all the time at your place!

  18. Kiwi in Zurich | March 31, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I love it Morgue. Congratulations. the established trees look wonderful and the house looks tidy and there appears plenty of potential for you to make changes if you’re into that sort of thing!

    Well done you both!