Who’s been on a houseboat?

Lets talk houseboats!

So recently we won a Facebook houseboat holiday from Blackwood River House boats in Augusta WA.

The lovely Pam & James from Blackwood River houseboats were kind enough to arrange our holiday around our four kids and we took them #douth to sunny one minute, cloudy the next Augusta!

We all had literally the best time of our lives, I’ve never seen the kids smiling so much and not fighting! 😂

We cruised up and down the Blackwood River and moored up at a different mooring each night, the boat we had was the biggest of their fleet, with 8 births, a brand new oven, bathroom, hot water and an awesome upstairs deck to take in the spectacular views.

Malloy island was also a really cool experience, we got in the tinny for some fishing and caught herring, mullet and some beautiful yellow fin whiting. We also did some skirfing, some of us a little more skilled than others of course ehem ehem.

We think everyone needs to go to Augusta and experience Blackwood river houseboats. A huge thank you to Pam & James for the opportunity you guys rock!

Love Bel & Nath ✌🏼

We are looking for a rental! Part 1


So what ever you want to call me… single mum, mum with a boyfriend that has kids, mum that has kids and doesn’t  live with the father of her kids or mum with a boyfriend that has kids and chooses to live alone with boyfriend on weekends… I think anyone that has been separated can understand that after separation there is a certain amount of time that it takes for you to get back onto your financial feet.

Yes I used to own my own home but since separation, I’ve been left in quite a compromising financial position and I have to rent. I will be a home owner again one day. It will just take some time. That I am sure of. In the mean time, I have set up a property management/ property maintenance company with my boyfriend that is definitely going places.

So enter this weeks dilemma. My current rental is not big enough. I am tired of watching kids movies. I want somewhere that has 2 living or lounge rooms and with the market being  in the state that it is, I should be able to find something suitable, with views and $50 per week less that what I am paying now. I know this not just because I am in the industry, but because of the technology at hand. All I do is search my suburb on several websites and up pops all the comparison I need.

So I begin to call these property managers.

Company One:

10.30am Monday 7th March 2016 : Hi, my name is Belinda can I please see through Property X ….ASAP. I live locally and am available anytime. (this company is registered for Real Inspect by the way, an automated messaging/booking service available to tenant/PMs)

Tuesday 8th March 2016. No call

Wednesday 9th March 2016. No call

Thursday 10th March 2016…..4pm….Voice Message

Hi Belinda, I got your message regarding Property X, can you please call me back to let me know when you would like to view.

No- sorrys for not returning your call in 4 days Belinda, I know how hard the market is and will do anything to latch onto any potential tenant…nothing. Just a sentence to book me in.


I have not called her back by the way. Out of principal, I will wait to see if she tries to call me again. If she is acting in the best interests of her owner, I will get a call.


…Stay tuned. 🙂