Sheds me to tears – The Weekly Wine Down

JUST like that, the shed is up and I have a happy Matt in my house.

Welcome to 2018 everyone, I trust you all have had a great new year filled with far too much food, drink and fun.

For new readers, this is the Weekly Wine Down, which is my little space to share some of my grievances about becoming an adult, and the things I am learning, alongside my partner Matt, as first-time home owners.

To start the year, I thought I would give you a snapshot of a few things that have been going on in our little home over the last couple of weeks.

Firstly, the biggest news out of Roseworthy this week is our new shed.

Regular ‘Wine Down’ readers will know that this point was a sore one, with Matt and my ideas about size and location slightly different.

Fortunately, we did soon come to an agreement and after almost a week of building it is, now, standing.

Before buying a house, the Christmas and new year period was a time to get away with friends, or a time to sit and relax.

Not this year, though.

Apparently, the festive time is about using your holidays wisely, so we booked in some of our very generous family and friends, who had offered to help, to get the shed plans off the ground.

Everything came together, eventually, and despite a very quiet New Year’s Eve to compensate for the long-houred days – we got there.

I – who have been hearing the line, ‘when I get my shed…’, for the past three years – was very relieved to see the structure; although, as I have previously stated, did not feel it needed to be so massive.

However, surprisingly, this isn’t the end.

I thought, now the shed’s gone up, I wouldn’t need to hear about it – but, man, was I wrong!

Now, I am, instead, hearing about what shelving, what size bar, and whatever else Matt wants to go inside the shed.

Don’t get me wrong, I am happy that Matt is happy, but I thought this would be the end to the shed topic – already, it is clear that it is not.

Maybe I just don’t get men and their sheds?

However, aside from the shed being up, our Christmas was great.

We spent it with all of our loved ones and had a fantastic day.

What did you all get up to over the last fortnight? I would love to hear what Christmas time in other homes looks like!

Until next week, keep your glasses full.

Cheers x



Growing up in Roseworthy and attending Kapunda High School, Laura joins The Bunyip in June, 2016 whilst completing the final year of a double degree in Journalism and International Relations at University of SA. This is Laura's first role as a Journalist following a stint at Gawler Council in the Communications Department. She will cover the news in the Playford and Mallala council regions. Outside of work, Laura enjoys anything health and well-being related, and can be regularly seen shopping for fresh, healthy produce at local markets.

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