Strangely the very same week I blogged about the joys of male strippers Dadabulous decided to turn on a Jamie Durie performance. Co-incidence? Demonstrating that he is a man of many talents he got his kit on and turned his gloved hand to a bit of landscape gardening. The Chez Abulous back yard is a wild and untamed place. Certain segments are impenetrable due to the dense population of spiders. This weekend Dadabulous hit upon the brilliant idea of transforming a region previously known as “the corridor of death” into a fairy garden.
The girls were excited because they were awarded the role of creative co-directors. Dadabulous was excited as the project meant a trip to Bunnings Warehouse. In fact I believe he hatched the entire scheme solely to justify an excursion to the Mecca of Manliness. I was the only member of Team Abulous who wasn’t excited. I just wanted a coffee. Anyhow the four of us made the pilgrimage to Bunnings Mascot in search of paving tiles and tasteful garden ornaments.
As usual, the Bunnings experience did not disappoint. When I remarked upon a spa bath proudly displayed approximately 6 stories up the building’s cliff like wall, Dadabulous solemnly replied that there was nothing you couldn’t get here. Indeed their range of elegant garden statues was extensive. They had everything from replica Chinese warriors to life like marsupials as well as wind chimes out the wazoo. In keeping with the fairy theme, we settled on a classic garden gnome, a toad stool and a couple of winged cherubs.
Back at the ranch we got out the paint box and gave our creatives free reign to work their magic. The P in P1 and P2 could easily stand for Picasso (or Pick Asso – that’s my Dad’s crude humour coming through).
Meanwhile Dadabulous intrepidly conquered the corridor of death and laid 15 paving stones. It was then up to the creatives to position the art installations. The result was nothing short of enchanting.
When you’ve got this much talent in the one household its impossible to keep it to yourself. I’m a generous soul and I’d like to share the magic. Do you think Team Abulous could pitch for a garden makeover reality TV show? There simply isn’t enough of that genre on Australian screens right now. Watch out Jamie! Team Abulous is gonna blitz the pants off you! (Hang on – that’s redundant).
Is your husband’s second home Bunnings Warehouse?