We've had another of our feature lights installed - I ordered this one from Beacon Lighting's online store and their service was sensational. They had none in stock, but rushed through an order for me and I had it in my hot little hands a few days later. AND it was on sale! :o)
So that's the retreat lighting all done - nice mood lighting, perfect for watching TV. Just needs a table in the corner, with something decorative on it:
One more light fitting to go - this one's going to cost a bit. Trapeze lighting for our raked ceiling in the lounge...
We had our consultation today for the "free" landscaping we get as part of our land deal, and there were no probs with what we want for the front yard. We've chosen our mulch and pebbles (no lawn, no mowing!), they have our plan, and the hard yakka should all be done by end of next week. The planting will be a separate job, a week or two later.
We get 30 plants provided as part of the developer's deal, which sounds like a lot.... but when you're not having lawn, there's quite a bit of space to fill in. So apart from the ones I've selected from the landscaping company, I've been eyeing off other plants I like, deciding which ones to get to fill up the gaps. I'm in love with this little cutie, Acacia Cognata:
And also the fluffy-looking Blue Fescue:
Gotta work a few of those in somewhere.
The deck didn't quite get finished today, but it'll be done tomorrow, in plenty of time for the landscaping fellas to work their magic around it.