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January 30, 2013 / diannegray

A freebie and gecko love

The big rains left us about a week ago and headed south where they caused an enormous amount of chaos and destruction. But now that the weather has cleared, I’m focusing on cracking the whip getting the The RUC moved out to the farm. Estimated time of touchdown now looks like the second week of February (please – don’t hold your breath).

In the meantime I’ve been dabbling with my three WIPs, swimming (a lot), and taking random photos.

I think you’ll like these two below.

A nice silky-oak dresser I got for free because the mirror and the hooks holding it in place are damaged. I’m sure it won’t take much for me to get it looking like new again!


I was enjoying a nice glass of wine the other night when I heard a noise above my head.  When I looked up I saw these two gecko’s getting up to a bit of hanky panky above me. I think they must be well versed in the Kama Sutra.

Yes – I moved out from below them…

Gecko hug


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  1. Maddie Cochere / Jan 30 2013 4:28 pm

    The gecko free love display gave me the heebie jeebies. How do you manage with critters like that in your house? How do they get in? How do you get them out?


    • diannegray / Jan 30 2013 4:36 pm

      Oh – I should have explained, Maddie. I was sitting outside! The geckos don’t bite and are actually (normally) very shy creatures. I guess living in the tropics you get used to these things. It’s like living with nature! 😉


      • Maddie Cochere / Jan 30 2013 4:49 pm

        Oh, thanks! I pictured the dresser (which I love!) and you in the same room with frisky geckos overhead. Glad to know the geckos were outside. 🙂 We did have a bat in our house once. That was a fun time with a broom.


      • diannegray / Jan 30 2013 5:01 pm

        We once had a bird come into the house and it flew into my flying ducks on the wall and broke one (ironic!)

        I’m glad you like the dresser – I think it’s pretty darn cool 😀


      • Maddie Cochere / Feb 1 2013 3:22 am

        LOL! That’s some pretty good irony.


  2. Amanda / Jan 30 2013 4:29 pm

    Hahaha there always seems to be something crazy going on out there!


    • diannegray / Jan 30 2013 4:39 pm

      I’m just glad I noticed them before anything dropped in my head 😀


  3. John / Jan 30 2013 4:29 pm

    Glad you are well and enjoying your summer. Nice pets you have up there!


    • diannegray / Jan 30 2013 4:38 pm

      They’re little rascals 😉

      While I’ve got you here, John – I haven’t been able to find your blog for a while. I did find (what I thought was) a new one and applied to get emails every time you posted, but nothing has happened. Can you give me the link? Many thanks! 😀


  4. 1girl4adamwest / Jan 30 2013 4:37 pm

    What an elegant timeless dresser! P.s. are they still doing it? Euwwww LOL


    • diannegray / Jan 30 2013 4:59 pm

      LOL!!! No, they’ve stopped now – no stamina 😉

      The dresser is lovely. It’s small and simple and perfect for the spare bedroom in the RUC 😀


  5. jannatwrites / Jan 30 2013 5:11 pm

    Did I just see gecko porn? 😯 That would’ve been strange to see…I would’ve moved away from them, too!

    The dresser is pretty – I like it!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:29 am

      I’ve only ever seen it once before (about 20 years ago) and it’s quite weird how they twist themselves into a knot!

      I’m glad you like the dresser, Janna – I love fixer uppers 😀


  6. justinwriter / Jan 30 2013 5:16 pm

    Gecko echo. 🙂

    Oh, and thanks for sending that weather down my way. Not! The wind drove us crazy. All good now though.

    My wife bought a mirror last year because she liked the frame. The mirror itself needs to be replaced because it’s like one of those funny mirrors at Luna Park. A true vanity mirror. 🙂


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:33 am

      OOPS – sorry about the weather! I tried to send it out to sea, but NZ had that crazy high pressure system that kept pushing it back to Aus! 😯 I’m so glad you survived without much damage…

      Good on your wife! She’s a woman after my own heart 😉


  7. bodhimoments / Jan 30 2013 5:19 pm

    love the dresser…. silky oak as well, mmmmmm!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:33 am

      Silky-oak is lovely – very tropical Queensland! 😉


  8. bulldog / Jan 30 2013 5:19 pm

    I love the dresser and to have it up and looking like something won’t take much… the geckos and their antics gave me a good smile… we have a lot of them running around reducing the mosquito populations for us.. but I must admit, never have I seen or witnessed the Kama Sutra antics… it looks as though they could get mixed up with whose leg belongs to whom… I do love the photo though… maybe more regular photography of the gecko antics could end as another WIP title “the Kama Sutra as depicted by the Gecko”


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:39 am

      LOL! I love it 😀 I’ve only ever seen the gecko hanky panky once before, Bulldog – and that was about 20 years ago. I had to take a pic of it this time because it’s such a rare sight. But if I ever catch them at it again…. 😉

      I like the way they keep the mosquito population down. We’ve got Dengue Fever going around here at the moment (a little like your malaria) and mosquitoes are the last things I want hanging around!


  9. Deborah Hawkins / Jan 30 2013 5:21 pm

    Be sure to post an “after” picture of the dresser. I bet it will look great!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:40 am

      Will do, Deborah! Next time I take a pic of it, it will be in the new home! YAY! 😀


  10. Liz / Jan 30 2013 5:29 pm

    They’d have to be Kama Sutra experts, that looks mad complicated. There was a story on the news the other day about Australian towns being flooded with sea foam, crazy weather!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:42 am

      We had that weather here last week and then it rolled down the coast and got worse the further south it went. It came from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald and he was a mean one! It only drifted out to sea a few days ago – it was crazy weather 😯

      Gecko love looks very complicated and it’s hard to tell whose who and what’s what! 😀


  11. bodhisattvaintraining / Jan 30 2013 5:32 pm

    I actually love those geckos 🙂 although I’ve never seen a pair quite so twisted!

    Gorgeous dresser too. Fingers crossed for middle of Feb ; enough rain for a while?


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:47 am

      We’ve had plenty of rain, Annie. I’m just glad that storm didn’t hit Sydney! It would have done a lot of damage.

      It’s rare to see geckos in this pose and was a great photo opportunity 😉


  12. ramblingsfromamum / Jan 30 2013 5:42 pm

    Oh how hilarious are the Geckos! I admit – I had to study the pic for a wee while just to see which end was what 😉 Yes finish rain – I am sure you are well over it! xx


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:49 am

      It’s hard to tell what is what in that picture! Geckos are just the cutest little things 😉

      I’m so glad the rain has gone – but it’s like a sauna up here at the moment. Come on RUC! 😀


  13. harulawordsthatserve / Jan 30 2013 7:27 pm

    Glad you’re now rain free and have to say I love geckos and think they’re very cute, though yes in this situation I too would’ve given them some space. I’ve just woken from a dream where I became aware of my love for nature and my sadness at what we’ve done and continue to do to the land and the other life that lives on it. I wish all life could co-exist more harmoniously…


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:55 am

      This is the beauty of living in the country, Harula. You come to appreciate that we’ve all got to live together in harmony. It really annoys me when people kill things (I remember once a few years back when someone saw a gecko at our house and said ‘kill it!’ I thought WTF!?? and never had them back again). We’re all sharing the same planet and everything has a right to be here. A post about your dream would be very interesting 😀


  14. faydanamyjake / Jan 30 2013 8:06 pm

    Glad you are well and happy 🙂


  15. Sophie Milan / Jan 30 2013 8:12 pm

    awww.. that dresser is a gem. but the geckos are much funnier. hehe. hello Miss Diane! It’s been a while. 😀


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 6:59 am

      Hello Sophie! Lovely to see you 😀 I’m so glad you like the pictures – I don’t think I’ll get a pic like those geckos for a long time to come because it’s such a rare sight 😉


      • Sophie Milan / Jan 31 2013 7:19 pm

        Yes it is. Rare and funny and romantic! haha!


  16. Maryanne / Jan 30 2013 10:32 pm

    The geckos are adorable! If one went the other way it would be yin yang geckos 🙂

    Will we be seeing pictures of baby geckos in the near future?


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:00 am

      LOL! I love baby geckos. I’ll have to find the eggs and wait for them to hatch 😀 They are adorable (and they eat mosquitoes which is always a plus as far as I’m concerned) 😉


      • Maryanne / Jan 31 2013 7:03 am

        Oh wow, I need some geckos here to eat mosquitoes. They always put a damper on my summer nights. Although Burt’s Bees puts out a natural repellant that actually works!

        If you see any babies, please share with us! 🙂


      • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:49 am

        I’m going to try and find the eggs and then I can catch them hatching 😀


  17. Zen A. / Jan 30 2013 10:34 pm

    Oh dear. I would’ve freaked out at the sight of these geckos. Lizard-like creatures give me the creeps… let alone mating lizard-like creatures. >.> You seem to be getting all sorts of them in your house!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:03 am

      They’re actually quite lovely little things, Zen. They’re very shy, so it’s rare to see them doing these antics! They also eat mosquitoes so they’re kind of mini heroes to me 😉

      Luckily they weren’t inside – I was sitting outside having my wine (proabably should have mentioned that) 😀


  18. Britt Skrabanek / Jan 30 2013 11:58 pm

    Gecko Kama Sutra…NOW I’ve seen it all! LOL! Dianne, I love your sense of humor.


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:04 am

      Thanks, Britt! I like to keep things on the lighter side when I see antics like this. They’re such cute little creatures! 😀


  19. adinparadise / Jan 31 2013 12:13 am

    Hahaha……..I think you’re going to have a few more geckos around in a short while. 😀 You make good paparazzi, Diane. Your free dresser is very sweet, and I’m sure it will be very happy to have a good home and some TLC.


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:07 am

      The dresser is sweet – and it will be perfect for my spare room in the RUC. I’ve been looking for something for that room and when I saw this I knew it was ‘the one’ straight away 😉

      I’ll have to do a paparazzi stake-out and look for the gecko eggs! 😀


  20. nrhatch / Jan 31 2013 12:27 am

    I love that dresser . . . simple lines, classic beauty.

    Are those geckos doing position #57? Quite an advanced maneuver. 😀


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:11 am

      HAAAAAAAAA! Nancy, you are a classic! I’m surprised they weren’t holding a mini kama sutra book in their little claws 😀

      The dresser is perfect for what I need at the moment (and I LOVE classic and simple). I’ve been looking for something for the spare room in the RUC – and this one certainly fits the bill 😉


  21. Gecko porn… what a freaky pic. The dresser is darling. I have one that is similar but a bit larger. When we moved, the mirror and mirror arms were taken off to protect them. I liked it that way so I left them off and now my framed photos.cover the places where the arms were.


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:13 am

      What a great idea! I might see how that goes. The arms are very easy to remove (and one of them is slightly cracked) so this may be the way to go. Thank you! 😀


  22. Denise Hisey / Jan 31 2013 1:35 am

    Your dresser is wonderful!
    Geckos…when I was in 8th grade I went to Hawaii with my parents. My bed was the pull-out sofa and when I crawled in the first night there was a little friend in there with me. My blood curdling screams surely woke the entire island! My parents thought an axe murderer had broken in, but alas it was one not-so-cute gecko – probably just as scared of me!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:16 am

      LOL! I don’t know if I’d like to find one in my bed 😯 – no wonder you screamed! But they’re such cute and shy little things so it’s rare to see them in this position (hence, the need for me to take a pic). I feel like the paparazzi of the animal kingdom 😉


  23. letizia / Jan 31 2013 2:16 am

    I’m glad the rains have passed… Love the photo of the Gecko love, quite beautiful!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:18 am

      Thank you, Letizia. I’m glad the rain has gone as well – now we can get down to the business of moving the RUC.

      Gecko love is pretty darn cute, I must say 😉


  24. ocdreader / Jan 31 2013 2:20 am

    The dresser is lovely! I like the size and color. It should fix up in no time.
    Crazy about the gecko love – on the ceiling no less! I am glad they didn’t fall on you lol That would have been weird.
    Good luck about the RUC timing!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:25 am

      The dresser is the perfect size for the spare room in the RUC and I absolutely love it (and I love fixer uppers) 😉

      Gecko love is pretty rare to witness so I thought a photo was in order! 😀


  25. T. W. Dittmer / Jan 31 2013 2:55 am

    Those geckos. 😉 Reminds me of that time after the Hendrix concert when…

    Oops. Never mind.


  26. mcwoman / Jan 31 2013 2:58 am

    Glad to here the rains have left. Oddly enough we’re having lots of rain too– usually we’re getting several feet of snow this time of year.

    The dresser reminds me of the antiques my Grandma had in her house. You made me think of her. She’s been gone over 40 years, but I still remember her quaint, old-fashioned home.

    And the geckos–well, life goes on, doesn’t it? The most “wild” creature that ever was in my house was a mouse — and my cat, Vinnie, made short work of him–he played the mouse to death! 🙂


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:29 am

      I love the old fashioned things, Barbara. They’re so classic and timeless 🙂

      It’s unusual that you’re getting rain. There is something definitely weird going on with the weather at the moment 😯

      Oh, I don’t really like mice (or in particular – rats!) argh.


  27. Kozo / Jan 31 2013 3:43 am

    Geckos are a sign of good luck, so your luck is going to get kinky. Watch out. Love the photo. Life on the farm isn’t so bad–free furniture and free porn. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:31 am

      LOL! Kinky luck – now that’s a bonus if ever I heard one 😀

      {{{Hugs}}} to you, my friend!


  28. Janna G. Noelle / Jan 31 2013 4:24 am

    Whoa man – those geckos. That looks intense. Yet surprisingly graceful. I actually thought the picture was of a piece of art on your wall at first. You may be onto something with your Kama Sutra reference. 🙂

    I love reading about your animal encounters!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:40 am

      It really does look like art, Janna and I’m so glad you noticed this. I’m sure I’ve seen oriental art that is very similar in shape (they must have seen this act before!). It really is very graceful and I love these little creatures! 😉


  29. Rick Mallery / Jan 31 2013 4:42 am

    How soon until your place is infested with a gaggle of baby geckos?


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:43 am

      They lay eggs so if I find the nest I’ll let you know 😀 I hope she has a lot because I need something to eat all these pesky mosquitoes that are hanging around after the rain…eeekkkk!


      • Rick Mallery / Jan 31 2013 8:40 am

        I’m glad you added “all these pesky mosquitoes…” The way I read it at first was “I hope she has a lot because I need something to eat.” I was about to say something smart alecky but then read the rest of the sentence. 😀


      • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 8:58 am

        LOL! Gecko eggs – yum! 😯


  30. Jill Weatherholt / Jan 31 2013 5:10 am

    I’ve never seen contortionist geckos…and on the ceiling no less. I have to give them a 10.0!


  31. donnajeanmcdunn / Jan 31 2013 6:46 am

    R rated geckos, who knew?


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:46 am

      I think it may be more like x-rated 😉 Sneaky little critters 😀


  32. billyraychitwood1 / Jan 31 2013 7:21 am

    Delightful update! Glad your serious rains are gone Hope all goes smoothly with the house move — will keep fingers crossed for second week in February. My wife (Julie) was an animal in her former life and loves all types of animals — we had great chuckles over (or, should I say, ‘under’) the geckos. Thanks for sharing…


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 7:52 am

      I’m so glad you and Julie liked the gecko picture, Billy Ray! It’s really rare to catch them in this (ahem) ‘position’ – so I took the opportunity when I could. The last time I saw this was about 20 years ago because they’re very shy little creatures. I hope they don’t sue me for plastering a picture of their intimate moment across the world! 😀


      • Carrie Rubin / Jan 31 2013 8:43 am

        Haha–I don’t know; I’ve heard geckos are quite litigious. 😉


  33. Carrie Rubin / Jan 31 2013 8:42 am

    I must admit, if I looked up and saw two geckos above my head, I’d be hightailing it out of there and calling pest control. Of course, I live in Ohio, USA, so such action would be warranted…


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 8:51 am

      If they made it to Ohio, you’d have to give them a medal and honorary US citizenship! 😀 They’re pretty shy little critters, I’m really surprised I actually caught them in the act 😉


  34. Robin Coyle / Jan 31 2013 8:50 am

    I can’t believe how many creepy creatures venture into your place. Good Lord.


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 8:54 am

      LOL! You’d be surprised, Robin. I only show you the cute ones so I don’t scare your socks off 😉 I was reading another blog this morning about someone who’s had monkeys break into their house (we don’t have monkeys – what a shame!) 😀


  35. Tracy / Jan 31 2013 9:19 am

    I love the dresser, you’ll fix it up in no time – what a great find! I also love the geckos – I’d let them into my house if htey lived here… I’m just completely besotted with animals, including the ones that aren’t small and fluffy! Such good news that the rain has stopped, I wish you plenty of good weather to crack that whip Dianne 🙂


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Tracy! You would certainly love living here with all the creatures 😉


  36. Bonnie / Jan 31 2013 10:35 am

    I love that dresser…wish I could go *shopping* with you! GReat find. You cracked me up with your kama sutra comment on the gecko love fest 🙂


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 12:56 pm

      LOL! Glad I gave you a bit of a giggle, Bonnie 😉

      I’ve got some great stuff lately – I’m sure I’ll have to ban myself from looking in those second hand shops soon (although, I did get a call yesterday asking if I wanted to go and pick up some French doors for the RUC) 😀 My answer – YES!


      • Bonnie / Feb 1 2013 4:28 am

        GOOD answer!! 🙂


  37. Sheila Morris / Jan 31 2013 11:01 am

    Wow and I thought Geckos were only interested in selling insurance!! 🙂 I loved this pic!!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 12:58 pm

      Maybe they were trying to sell me insurance! 😯 Good gig if you can get it!


  38. pommepal / Jan 31 2013 11:54 am

    Love the gecko photo, I have never seen any of our resident geckos getting up to mischief like that they all seem to be solitary little creatures and all have their own corners of the house. I love the little chuckling sound they make. Hope the rain stays away till you get the house in place


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 1:00 pm

      It’s rare to see them do this so I thought I’d get a picture. I’ve only seen it once before (about 20 years ago).

      I’m just about to check out BOM now (which I’ve been doing every day, hoping there are no cyclones on the horizon!)


      • pommepal / Jan 31 2013 1:08 pm

        Fingers crossed xxx


  39. Ruth Rainwater / Jan 31 2013 11:56 am

    Love the dresser! We have Geckos here, too, but I’ve never seen them like that, although I do hear them calling to each other sometimes. They are all over the back porch around the light in the summer – easy meals! Had one jump out from under my pillow one day when I went to make the bed; I don’t know who was more scared, him or me!!


    • diannegray / Jan 31 2013 1:02 pm

      The geckos are just lovely and they keep the mosquito population down (that’s always a good thing!) I’ve only ever seen them do this once, they’re normally such shy little creatures. I wouldn’t like to find one under my pillow! 😯


  40. Jennifer M Eaton / Jan 31 2013 1:30 pm

    Ha! I want to live where there’s geckos! The best I get is spiders and army bugs (stink bugs)


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 4:45 am

      We get stink bugs as well, Jennifer. When we see one or two we turn off all the lights because we know the rest are about to invade – they absolutely reek! The geckos like to eat them (as well as those horrible mosquitoes) so they’re my little heroes 😀


      • Jennifer M Eaton / Feb 2 2013 2:27 pm

        Ha! I had a stink bug fly into my halogen light. OMIGOSH I swore the house was on fire. Wht a smell!


  41. uniqueweirdness / Jan 31 2013 2:21 pm

    Love the dresser! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. The gecko’s approve this message.


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 4:46 am

      LOL! The geckos are such cute little approvers 😀


  42. EllaDee / Jan 31 2013 2:32 pm

    Your posts always make me laugh. I love the dresser… think of me & don’t do it up too much… I love old stuff just the way it comes. When I saw the geckos I thought ‘what a lovely little gecko sculpture…’ well… When I was at our house on the coast, I was having a chat with the 2 Rainbow Lorrie regulars in the tree above my head, when he hopped onto the missus for a little lovin’ not minding me at all… maybe the saying about ‘the birds & the bees’ should be changed to the ‘birds and the geckos’ 🙂


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 4:54 am

      I’ll take you advice, Ella and not do too much to the dresser. Just a bit of a sanding and polishing. It’s missing a handle, but I’ve got some very old brass handles that would look lovely on it. I need to get the right clips to hold the mirror back in place and that should just about do it 😀

      I absolutely love rainbow lorikeets – what an eyefull you got! 😉 You’re right about the birds and the geckos because I’ve never seen bees ‘doing it’! 😀


  43. Anna Scott Graham / Jan 31 2013 2:45 pm

    Love these shots! The geckos looks so pale, is that usual?


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 4:56 am

      I’ve noticed here that most are pale and only a few are dark – I’m really not sure why, Anna. Maybe it’s got something to do with where they live…

      So glad you like the pics 😉


  44. Adam S / Jan 31 2013 3:18 pm

    I have a friend that shops for old wooden furniture, then paints it all crazy. She should have a design show on HGTV. If you’re into that kinda stuff, I’ll see if I can score some pics!


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 4:58 am

      Thanks Adam, that’d be great. Just send a link 😀


  45. The Bumble Files / Jan 31 2013 3:44 pm

    That’s a lovely dresser, Dianne. The lizards are cool, too. First the snakes, and now this. You just have wildlife all around you.


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:04 am

      This place is like a veritable nature reserve. I was on the phone to my sister last week and she asked what the noise was in the background. I wasn’t sure what she was talking about and she said, ‘do you keep birds?’ Keep birds? Like in cages! LOL – no, that’s just the noise of the birds that live around here. You get so used to the noise of all the creatures that you don’t notice it after a while!

      I’m so glad you like the pics 😀


  46. gabrielablandy / Feb 1 2013 12:54 am

    Seeing those geckos made me want to travel again. When I first took a major trip outside of the UK, I found the ‘wildlife’ terrifying. It was Fiji and I was walking across the lawn to my bunkroom and the ground was moving and jumping. I realised that there was a carpet of frogs beneath me! But I’ve come a long way since then so that I look at those geckos and think, sigh, how I miss them scampering around the walls, nestling into corners. Thanks for taking me back x


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:14 am

      It’s lovely to live in a place where there is so much wildlife, Gabriela. It makes you feel as if you’re really part of this amazing world and ‘in the thick of it’, so to speak! I’m sure you’ll travel again 😉


      • gabrielablandy / Feb 1 2013 5:34 am

        We’re just gearing up to go away in February. Not as long as we normally go for, but still a new country, a new culture, fresh perspectives! Something to blog about 😉


      • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:50 am

        Excellent! I’m looking forward to reading about it 😀


  47. dennisberry / Feb 1 2013 4:25 am

    Spent 5 years in Hawaii and 3 years in the Philippines. You’re right, the geckos just become a part of your life. Enjoy your day.


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:17 am

      Thanks so much, Dennis! They are fabulous little creatures 😀


  48. starproms / Feb 1 2013 4:25 am

    Those geckos are cute. I’d like to see the chest of drawers when you’ve finished updating it? Will you have time to do that, I wonder?


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:20 am

      I’m hoping I will once I’m settled into the new place. I’ve got a shed that is about the size of a football field, so I’ll have plenty of space to work on projects like this 🙂 I’m also going to start making lead-light and stained glass windows (so wish me luck with that one!) 😉


  49. Sheila / Feb 1 2013 4:40 am

    The gecko love really made me laugh – I’m so glad they didn’t fall on your head! I guess adventures are everywhere, especially if you know where to look (and if you’re a gecko).


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 5:25 am

      LOL! Those adventuresome little geckos! I learned a while ago that if you’re going to live in the tropics, you should look ‘up’ as often as possible because anything could be above your head! 😀


  50. char / Feb 1 2013 6:34 am

    Love the gecko picture. That made me laugh. Good luck getting the RUC moved.


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 8:21 am

      Thank you, Char. All the paper work is now in (YAY) and it could happen next Friday 😀 😀


      • char / Feb 1 2013 8:22 am

        Whoohooo! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you and hope no more rains ruin plans.


      • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 8:27 am

        My fingers and toes are crossed!!!! 😀 😀 😀


  51. Tiffany / Feb 1 2013 8:18 am

    Haha… I love the gecko picture and your comment. I hope everything is moving along well with the farm.


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 8:26 am

      I’m so excited, Tiffany. I think the move may be happening next Friday! (woo hoo!!!!) 😀


  52. Hazy Shades of Me / Feb 1 2013 11:05 am

    LOVE the dresser, free or not…but free does make it that much more appealing! I’m looking for a very simple desk. Let me know it you find one. 😉

    As for the Geckos…get a room!


    • diannegray / Feb 1 2013 1:25 pm

      LOL! Not my room! 😀

      I hope the geckos gave you a bit of a giggle today 😉


  53. eof737 / Feb 1 2013 5:58 pm

    They look quite engaged. 😆


  54. Peter / Feb 2 2013 1:37 am

    Gecko’s aside, I better not show that dresser to my son-in-law…. He’d love that.
    But then he seems to like anything old — which might be why he and I get along together. 🙂


    • diannegray / Feb 2 2013 7:07 am

      LOL! 😀

      I’m a sucker for old furniture. I’ve got some beautiful antiques sitting in storage until we get the RUC up and running and I’ve already decided their positions and angles 😉


      • Peter / Feb 5 2013 12:46 am

        oh ohhhhh…..

        sounds way too organized for me. 🙂

        Seriously though I seem to have gone through some kind of metamorphosis. I used to like classic antiques, now I’m going more for sleek… can’t figure that out.


  55. Jacqui Murray / Feb 2 2013 1:18 pm

    Love that shaker look. My problem would be, putting down the pen long enough to fix the screws.


    • diannegray / Feb 5 2013 3:51 pm

      LOL! I’ve got to put down that pen sometime 😉


  56. Lisaman / Feb 2 2013 11:46 pm

    We had so many Geckos when we were growing up but I never noticed them like that before.. Just what are you showing them!!! hahaha


    • diannegray / Feb 3 2013 6:47 am

      It’s so rare to see this, Lisa! I just had to get a pic (I’m pretty sure they haven’t been watching porn – unless they’ve been visiting the neighbors!) 😉


  57. cestlavie22 / Feb 3 2013 1:11 pm

    I LOVE the picture of the geckos! I have an awesome picture of my little sister holding one. We have never been able to get that close to one again without them scurrying away. Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • diannegray / Feb 3 2013 2:10 pm

      I couldn’t resist taking a picture when I saw them like this! They’re such cute little things 😀


  58. tchistorygal / Feb 3 2013 3:11 pm

    Those geckos are just too amazing. Talk about curling up together. They really know the true meaning of spooning!!! 🙂 I like the dresser, too. 🙂 Marsha 🙂


    • diannegray / Feb 5 2013 3:53 pm

      Hahaha! I love that they’re ‘spooning’! They’re such cuties 😀


      • tchistorygal / Feb 6 2013 7:59 pm

        They really are !!! 🙂 Who knew??? 🙂


  59. 4amWriter / Feb 4 2013 1:06 am

    That’s actually a beautiful image of the geckos. 🙂 Love is in the air!!


    • diannegray / Feb 4 2013 6:40 am

      It’s very artistic! I thought it looked a bit like an oriental painting when I first downloaded it from my camera to the computer 😉 Love was definitely in the air that night 😀


  60. Corner of Confessions / Feb 4 2013 4:57 am

    LOL the gecko’s picture is amazing though I feel like a voyeur just looking at the picture. lol


    • diannegray / Feb 4 2013 6:50 am

      LOL! 😀 Poor little gecko’s lovin’ is now plastered all over the internet (hope they don’t sue me) 😀


  61. agjorgenson / Feb 4 2013 6:00 am

    You don’t suppose the mirror and dresser are working on their Kama Sutra positions do you?


    • diannegray / Feb 4 2013 6:51 am

      LOL! They may well be, Allan 😀


      • agjorgenson / Feb 4 2013 7:15 am

        Well then, something most interesting might come of this. Keep us posted.


  62. danpentagram / Feb 4 2013 6:50 am

    Three WIPs? How do you do Miss Gray, how do you do it?


    • diannegray / Feb 4 2013 6:54 am

      Strangely enough I was talking to a computer programmer the other night at the pub while I was waiting to order a drink. He said he works on several programs at once instead of just one and people think he’s ‘weird’. I had to laugh, because I’m the same with my WIPs. If I get bored or stuck with one, I’ll switch to another. It’s just how my brain works, I’ve never been able to work on one thing at a time (maybe I’m OCD or something) LOL 😀


      • danpentagram / Feb 4 2013 7:03 am

        OCD? Nah multi-talented!!


      • Runoffwriter / Feb 9 2013 7:41 pm

        WIps get jealous if you don’t give them equal attention. I completely relate!


  63. Lynda / Feb 9 2013 4:49 pm

    Love that dresser, Dianne! Here in the states they are often called a chest of drawers. However, in our neck of the woods they are called “Chester-drawers.” I see ads on Craig’s List for them all the time! (It occurs to me that maybe you aren’t familiar with Craig’s List? It is an online site for selling, trading/bartering your goods.)


    • diannegray / Feb 10 2013 7:35 am

      I have heard of Craig’s List, Linda (I watch Judge Judy!) LOL 😀 I love the term “Chester-drawers” and can see how this has evolved from chest of drawers. We also call them chest of drawers, but because this one has a mirror I thought I’d call it a dresser (now I’m wondering what it actually IS) 😀


  64. Runoffwriter / Feb 9 2013 7:39 pm

    Ewwww…I went to a BnB on Kauai once and there was a resident gecko in our suite to keep bugs at bay. Didn’t sleep a wink even under the mosquito netting…


    • diannegray / Feb 10 2013 7:52 am

      What a handy little gecko. Lucky he didn’t jump on the netting, that would have given you a big fright! 😯


  65. Daphne Shadows / Feb 10 2013 6:44 am

    That dresser is nice! And the geckos are hilarious!


    • diannegray / Feb 10 2013 8:37 am

      There’s a whole heap of little ones running around now! 😀 I love them because they eat the mosquitoes 😉


  66. maggiemyklebust / Feb 11 2013 12:58 am

    Who knew geckos liked to cuddle… lol


    • diannegray / Feb 11 2013 7:22 am

      They are SO cute! I couldn’t believe how ‘wrapped up’ they were in that cuddle 😉



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