Just realized that I have not posted any photos of the outside of the house - it is gorgeous! Husband now has the job of sorting out the backyard - we have to put serious drainage into satisfy the stupid council - we are in a volcanic area with rock meters under us, so water dies drain away fast! It is to catch the water off the roof though apparently if we have torrential downpours. First one to break their ankle on the grate in the middle of the backyard ( yes a grate just like in the gutter on the road!!!) can sue the council I say!
And oops posted a bunch of duplicate photos yesterday, so will get Elder child to show me how to delete!