R.I.P. Paul Bullen

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Earlier this week I woke to the news that we had lost my Uncle Paul, suddenly and unexpectedly.

He was a husband, father, pop, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great mate and all round good guy. He went to school with my dad, right from kindy so my aunt, who is my dad's little sister, doesn't know a time without him. He was MC at our wedding 17 years ago. He was so important to me both now and growing up, a safe harbour in a sometimes crazy world. His daughter was and is, to this day still, my best friend. He was such an integral part of our family I can't imagine us without him. So much so that even at his funeral yesterday, I looked around for my aunt and, for just a fraction of a second, my brain forgot and I looked for him because I knew if I found him my aunt wouldn't be too far away.

I don't usually name names on my little corner of the web, but this time it's different. I want the whole world to know, forever, how proud I was to call him my uncle.

We love and miss you, Uncle Paul.


Compost Bays

Friday, 3 October 2014

A couple of weeks ago Mr Homespun and I spent a few days building our new compost bays. And they were free! Made completely with scrap materials from around the property (there was a lot of junk left here).

We are incredibly chuffed with them, they are exactly what we have had in mind for many years, we just didn't have the room or the need for them until moving out here. Now we need to add more because we have already filled them up!

They are each approximately 1 cubic metre in size, big enough to get the high temperatures required in the centres to make compost quickly.

Do you compost?