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We moved to Ireland with the notion of building our "dream" home in May 2007 after purchasing the site earlier on that year. Mr C is Irish and originally from Limerick but he remains in the UK during the week, his job is running www.cruise.co.uk and earning the bucks that will hopefully allow us to "live the dream."

It's taken us almost two years but ground will be broken on the site by the end of May 09!! A lot of blood, sweat & loads of tears (all mine!) have gone into this project already, we left a fabulous house behind in Newcastle...and now for my Kevin McLeod bit, "can the new build can live up to my expectations and the old house we left behind"? I'm not sure...keep watching my blog and you'll find out!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Parting Shots

Left a wet and windy Limerick behind us this morning, we had a rendezvous with the 8.30am ferry to Holyhead.....yeah, the start of our summer holidays!! Think my little man, The Child of Prague must be off for a few weeks in the sun himself. Judging by the disgusting weather we encountered en-route to Dublin Port, he's taken himself somewhere other than Ireland!!

Anyway, we are off on a two week jaunt round the med courtesy of P&O on their lovely new ship the Ventura. After spending the day today buying last minute bits & pieces at The Trafford Centre in Manchester (so miss the shopping in the UK - STILL!!) we head for Southampton in the morning to join the ship.

This is where we'll be visiting

Well cruising round the Med should take my mind off the house, site, mech & elec budget headaches for a couple of weeks......it'll all be there when I get back...along with the first floor!!

This is what the site looked like when we left Limerick.....things are progressing well and we are still on schedule (fingers tightly crossed) x

Kitchen from front elevation

Family Room (West Elevation) Can see the chimney breast emerging,
this is where my multi-fuel stove will sit, with huge windows either side!
Kitchen from the south elevation
more kitchen...
Where my back door will be soon.....
looking into the games room....
looking into a ground floor bedroom....

Family room from the rear!

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