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Home Sweet Killara


Fate found me a new home. After arriving back from New Zealand, I was staying up on the North Shore while looking for places in the general area. I wanted to find somewhere convenient [right on a train line], yet far enough out of the city where I could get more apartment for my money.

When Patrick was driving me up the Pacific Highway one day and through Killara, I said to him, “Wouldn’t it be nice to live in Killara? I just like the sound of it… I live in Killara. It’s got a nice ring, eh?”

There’s really not much going on in Killara, except for the Greengate Hotel where we happen to frequent trivia nights, but it just seemed like a nice, quiet place to live in. It’s only a 30 minute train to Central Station, and it would leave me closer to the people I know up around those parts.

Sure enough, the next week I received a phone call from a real estate agent about an apartment in Killara! I went to the inspection, loved the gigantoidness, applied and got it! It was really too easy, and now I am the proud renter of a two bedroom flat in Killara, right on the Pacific Highway.

wall art

I’ve been furnishing it on a budget (and decorating it, too – yes, that wall art was made with pipe cleaners!), and I have a flatmate moving in next week. The bedroom is gigantic, the balcony huge, and the living room massive – but, I would have to say that the love I have for this place most definitely revolves around a cute, little portable washing machine I bought on Ebay.

Check it out:


It’s the size of a garbage can (looks like one, too), super light, cheap and best of all – IT WASHES MY CLOTHES!

Sure, it’s not as fancy as most washing machines. You have to connect a hose to the tap to fill it with water, put the drain pipe down to empty it, and then fill it again with fresh water to rinse. But, I just don’t care because this little guy is too cool for words. I never thought I could be so excited over a home appliance, but *hehe* I am!

washer 2
washer 3


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6 Responses to Home Sweet Killara

  1. Tim Van Autreve August 31, 2009 at 7:45 am #

    That is a dope ass TV

  2. Irene September 7, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    ah looks so cute!

  3. Richard September 9, 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    Haha – it reminds me of R2D2 from Star Wars. I half expect it to start bleeping or trying to speak.

  4. liz June 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    How did you attach the pipe cleaners to the wall? I’m thinking of making some pipe cleaner wall art but am wondering what to use to make them stay.

    • Brooke June 24, 2013 at 3:06 am #

      I used double-sided tape. It worked well for a while 🙂 I’d test it with your wall/paint first.


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