Our Guest Bedroom

28 Jan

We have three bedrooms in our house. Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom, bedroom 2 the study, and bedroom 3 the guest bedroom. We have had quite a few guests staying in that room over the years,  usually single people, who came to visit us for longer periods and stayed in that room which used to have a single bed and lots of book-shelves in it as well as a built-in wardrobe. For instance, Peter’s sister Ilse, who lives in Berlin (Germany), came to visit us several times for extended periods. Also my ex-sister-in-law Klaudia, who also lives in Berlin, came to visit us once and loved her stay in Australia. Several times Hertha, a friend from Melbourne, stayed with us as well, and we had lovely holidays with her, showing her our beautiful area.

Next year my brother Peter Uwe and Astrid (his second wife) want to visit us here in Australia. So we are now in the process of renovating the guest bedroom! With all this our daughter Caroline and her partner Matthew turned out to be a great help. They have already painted the guest bedroom. On the 10th of February they are going to bring a double bed over from Sydney. That means, they can stay in that guest bedroom for the coming months. On weekends they intend to continue painting all the rooms in our house! At the same time they help us to get rid of unnecessary accumulated stuff!



Recently we found out that the big tree, which can partly be seen on the right of this picture, has to go: It is poisonous!

14 Responses to “Our Guest Bedroom”

  1. catterel January 28, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    That’s lovely for you to have help from your daughter and son-in-law – as well as a double bed for your guests. And it’s important to have the place redecorated and decluttered while you are still fit enough to put up with the stress and make the decisions as to what is important and what unnecessary.

    • auntyuta January 30, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

      It is so good, Cat, to have the place redecorated and decluttered. Yes, it is somewhat stressful, but we are keen on getting it done. We often get very tired, but this just shows our age. It cannot be denied that we are quite elderly already, yet lucky, that we are still fit enough to go through with it, or so we hope!

      • catterel January 30, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

        Exactly – my mother’s house was last decorated over 30 years ago, and is in dire need of a facelift, but she wouldn’t survive the disruption with her sanity!

  2. rangewriter January 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    Your guests are lucky! But that’s sad about the tree.

    • berlioz1935 January 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      It is really a beautiful tree (Camphor Laurel) but it is classified as a pest. It is giving us lots of shade.

      • rangewriter January 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

        That’s sad. A pest. 😦

      • auntyuta January 30, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

        Yes, Linda, it is sad that this beautiful tree is a pest.

  3. auntyuta January 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Thanks for the comment, Peter. It now is indeed a huge tree, giving us lots of shade. It looks like we will have to replace this tree with another shade giving tree.

  4. giselzitrone January 31, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    Liebe Grüße liebe Ute ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende Lieber Gruß Gislinde

    • auntyuta February 2, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

      Liebe Gislinde, wir hatten übers Wochenende ordentlich viel zu tun, und der Wochenanfang war auch schon wieder sehr busy. Danke für deine lieben Grüsse. Ich hoffe, es geht dir gut. Sei lieb gegrüsst von Uta.

  5. Aunt Beulah February 5, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    How fortunate you are to have your daughter and her partner: young people with enthusiasm and boundless energy willing to help.

    • auntyuta February 6, 2016 at 6:38 am #

      Very true, Janet. Yes, we know, we are very fortunate. 🙂

  6. natswans April 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    That’s wonderful to have help from your daughter and partner, Uta. Also the rest of the house yay! Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Sheila 🙂

    • auntyuta April 9, 2016 at 6:57 am #

      Hello Sheila, lovely to hear from you. Yes, we like to have C and M with us. However, we also know that eventually they’ll be looking for their own place again. Hugs and greetings from
      Uta 🙂

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