Demolition has begun, and today the old girl lost her skirt (amongst other things):
A pile of rubbish is steadily accumulating out the back:
And while the old toilet has been removed:
it has been replaced with another that is somewhat more civilised:
Unfortunately there are some areas in the house that contain asbestos, including the ceilings on our front verandah:
This will be professionally removed prior to the house being raised. And speaking of raising houses, it has been interesting hearing and seeing people's reactions to what is such a common thing here in Queensland.
But it's not all ugly here at the West End Cottage. Two rather large camellias full of new buds are just starting to flower:
And thanks to Mel's recent suggestion, I am now considering putting in an advanced Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia Palmeri) as a feature tree out near the back terrace.
This hardy and fast growing deciduous shade tree would make a wonderful specimen - the canopy is a blaze of colour in Winter and Spring with beautiful pink bell-shaped flowers. I think a gorgeous pop of "pink" will be great outside our O+V+P's trademark black and white colour scheme.