Project 365 2014 – Day 42 – Mistake

Day 42 - February Photo A Day - Mistake

Day 11 – February Photo A Day – Mistake

There are so many mistakes in this house, it makes me so frustrated when I think about it too much. I’m pretty sure we’re dealing with two sets of incompetent and lazy previous owners who should never be allowed to DIY. This particular mistake is in the living room, which they covered up during inspections, but clearly didn’t care once the house sold. Cracked skirting boards, missing skirting boards, worst patch and paint job ever, and I don’t even know why there’s a huge chunk of plasterboard missing. Actually, I’m hoping that it’s missing and not just a huge gaping hole down the whole wall!

We’ll eventually get around to fixing other people’s mistakes and actually make it into something we like.


Project 365 2013 – Day 9



The retaining wall on our driveway is collapsing, but it still hasn’t fallen down yet. I’m just waiting for the day it does. Our landlord won’t be very happy!

Project 365 2012 – Day 293


I had to go into the city today for a training program, which was actually a nice break from my normal routine and also gave me the opportunity to catch up with some of my old workmates. One of the things I miss is the walk to and from the train station because I get to walk down a lovely quiet tree lined street rather than a busy main road like my current route to work. There’s a lovely house on the corner that looks beautiful when the wisteria blooms over the ugly concrete wall/fence. So pretty. I should go for walks down that way more often.

Open House Melbourne 2012

I’ve wanted to do Open House Melbourne for a while, but every year I kept forgetting. This year I remembered and dragged along the husband and a couple of friends. Open House Melbourne  “is a not-for-profit association that runs annual events providing the public a free and rare opportunity to discover a hidden wealth of architectural, engineering and historic buildings nestled around the city.”

It was a great opportunity to explore Melbourne and take photos of course. It was a shame that it was so cold and rainy, but it was still a fun day. I’m looking forward to next year’s event because there are so many places that I didn’t know about that I’d love to see. There are amazing photos on Flickr for the photo competition.

I am now much more inspired to head into the city and appreciate all that Melbourne has to offer. I think that often we take the granted the city we live in.

Here’s my selection for the day. Beware there are a heap of photos.

Dulux dog. I want one!

Federation Square pavement

Federation Square

Lamp outside St Paul’s Cathedral

Inside St Paul’s Cathedral

Organ pipes at St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

Eagle podium at St Paul’s Cathedral

Candles St Paul’s Cathedral

Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Looks delicious

Block Arcade

Orchids in the Block Arcade

Myer Mural Hall set up for high tea

Old money chutes in Myer

View of construction site of the old Myer

My friend’s awesome shoes. Love the laces

Lyons Office architecture firm. Concept model layout of the office space.

Lyons Office architecture firm. Concept models

Lyons Office. Cool way to keep cords neat and organised. Looks like a spine.

Lyons Office. Sample swatches

More swatches. Love the colours and patterns

Lyons Office

Lobby of the Lyons Office building. Wall texture

Market Lane

Lunch break at Ito Cafe.

Spring Street

Steps of Parliament House

Outside Parliament House. Popular wedding photo shoot location

Bourke Street

The Hotel Windsor

Spring Street

Spider brooches in the Windsor Hotel

More spiders

Lighting in the lobby of the Windsor Hotel

Spring Street

Books inside the Old Treasury Building

Gold bars in the Old Treasury Building

Collins Place

Looking up at some random buildings

Colourful building

Stopping for frozen yoghurt at Cacao Green. Yes it was cold, but it was yum

Blueberry waffles at Cacao Green

Cool bookshelf and wood panelling at Cacao Green

State Library of Victoria reading room

State Library of Victoria reading room

State Library of Victoria reading room

State Library of Victoria reading room

State Library of Victoria reading room ceiling

State Library of Victoria stairs

Swanston Street outside the State Library of Victoria

Swanston Street

Garden bed outside Hamer Hall

Flower sculpture outside Hamer Hall