House bought through fate, set to find another family

first_imgKris Thomsen outside her home which is going to auction on March 17. Picture: AAP image, John Gass.It must have been fate that led Kris Thomsen and her husband to their home at 7 Brook St, Kalinga, 21 years ago.The couple was renting in the area and loved living so close to Kalinga Park and Kedron Brook.When they needed to vacate the rental property they were keen to secure something else in the area and were given the keys to look at another rental, which they thought was 7 Brook St, Kalinga.Turned out it wasn’t, but after they couldn’t get into the house they noticed a for sale sign out the front.7 Brook St, Kalinga. Picture: realestate.com.au“We saw a sign out the front that it was for sale, and we loved it,’’ Ms Thomsen said. “It must have been fate, because we weren’t looking to buy.’’The house itself started out on Junction Rd, Clayfield, and was moved to the Brook St site in the nineties.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoIt was highset with three bedrooms, but over their years of ownership Ms Thomsen said they had renovated and built in underneath to make it a four-bedroom home. She said the street had had many comings and goings over the years, with other homes delivered there and removed, but now it was very settled and a “calm environment’’.Her favourite part of the home, known as Willow Brook, is the kitchen which was updated three years ago.7 Brook St, Kalinga. Picture: realestate.com.au“I spent a lot of time in the kitchen and it really works for me, it has a huge amount of storage,’’ Ms Thomsen said.The 1910 home still retains many of its traditional features including leadlight doors and windows and timber floors.The home has airconditioning throughout and ceiling fans.There is also a claw foot bath tub.Ms Thomsen said she would miss the house and being so close to facilities and the quick access to the city through public transport.It will be auctioned today at noon through Lisa Cowan of Ray White – New Farm.last_img read more


Lampard surprised by strong start

first_img Lampard, who could start against Tottenham in the Saturday lunchtime match with Yaya Toure returning late to City from international duty, scored a vital equaliser against his old club Chelsea, two more in the Capital One Cup against Sheffield Wednesday and a further goal in the win at Hull. Lampard told City’s official website: “If somebody had said I would be voted player of the month by the fans in my first full month playing I would have had difficulty believing them. Press Association “To beat James Milner and David Silva is really flattering and especially James, who has had a fantastic start to the season and is someone who doesn’t always get the plaudits he deserves – though I’ve found that’s not the case with City fans who are very appreciative of him and what he brings to the team. “I think my goals probably edged it but Milly deserves a big shout out as well.” Lampard, 36, is likely to be given a hostile reception by Spurs fans but will be looking to build on an impressive record against the White Hart Lane club. He added: “I’ve done all right against Spurs over the years and playing them was always a big game at Chelsea. “I think they’ll be up and around the top six this season. They may go through a slight transitional period but I was very impressed with their manager when he was at Southampton and if he can bring the same imprint on Tottenham, who arguably have more quality within their squad, they’ll do really well. “I’m sure their aim is to get into the Champions League, but it won’t be easy and there is a lot of competition and there are a lot of teams all trying to achieve the same goal.” center_img Frank Lampard admits to a sense of disbelief at his sensational start to his loan spell at Manchester City which saw the former England midfielder voted as the club’s player of the month.last_img read more


Furcal to have minor surgery on knee

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who signed a $39 million, three-year contract with the Dodgers last month, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said Monday the procedure on Furcal’s meniscus cartilage will be minor. Furcal is expected to recover fully in two to three weeks and should be ready when spring training opens, Colletti said. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday in Los Angeles. Colletti said the Dodgers were aware of the problem when they signed Furcal on Dec. 7 at baseball’s winter meetings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“It hindered him last season a bit and he had it drained a few times. But it gave us no concern,” Colletti said during a conference call. “We knew there was a possibility he would need a little cleanup on it at some point in time.” The Dodgers’ GM said Furcal probably could have made it through the upcoming season without having surgery, but the Dodgers decided it was better to have it done now. The switch-hitting Furcal, the 2000 NL Rookie of the Year, hit .284 for Atlanta last season with 12 homers, 58 RBIs, 100 runs and 46 steals in 56 attempts. His steals total was third-highest in the NL – and only 12 fewer than the Dodgers had as a team. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Furcal is a .284 career hitter with a .348 on-base percentage. He scored 130 runs in 2003, when he made the NL All-Star team. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more