Patra's Other Place
I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)
- Name: Gina E.
- Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia
I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Ken's new car.
Handover. The man shaking hands with Ken is the same guy who sold him the Commodore 10 years ago, and he was amazed to see the Commodore looking so clean after all that time. Ken's like that with his cars and bikes though - he really looks after them. Not like me...
Going for a test drive with one of the salesman, to get the hang of all the electronic gizmos. Would you believe these cars can actually park themselves??? True!!
Happy passenger! Note the personalised number plate: KENSVF. The model of the car is a VF, hence Ken's VF.
Happy chappy :-)
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Shopping for kitchen appliances.
After looking at their displays, I'd pretty much decided on the oven (Electrolux) and cooktop (Westinghouse) and the prices we were quoted were the same as Appliances Online for the oven, but the cooktop was $200 dearer at the Good Guys. So, we went across the road to Harvey Norman and found a very knowledgable girl working in the kitchen appliances area. The Electrolux oven was nearly $300 cheaper than The Good Guys, and the cooktop was $100 cheaper. Appliances online prices were the same as the Good guys for the oven, but $120 cheaper for the cooktop. OMG! Pays to look around, doesn't it!
With the flooring, Harvey Norman's had a big flooring section over there with various types of vinyl and laminate surfaces, and once again the guy was very helpful without being pushy, and he is coming out week after next to do a measure and quote. It's all getting more real and less of a dream!
And Ken picks his new car up next week....
This afternoon we are going to a BBQ lunch for a friend who is turning 60. Monday is a public holiday, not that it matters when you're not working any more. One day runs into the next without any thought of whether it is a week day or weekend!