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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!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Busy Week Buying

Ticked off the list this week

Sockets and Data 
  • All the sockets and data points are from the GET Ultimate Screwless range and have now been purchased.
  • I have gone for a stainless steel finish with white inserts.
  • These have been ordered from an electrical wholesaler in England and should be on site ready to be installed by early next week.

Tiles for 1st Floor Bathrooms

  • Have gone for a Classic Flax Mix Honed Limestone (wow that's a mouthful) from MandarinStone and a white pebble tile from MarbleMosaics
  • Will be using the Flax limestone tile as the flooring in all the upstairs bathrooms and the laundry room.  I'll be using the pebbles to tile out the inside walls and floors of the showers.  They are all wet room style - NO GLASS!
  • Just didn't seem to have the energy or inclination to do something wildly exciting or different in each bathroom.   I'm all for KISS at the moment, just Keeping It Simply Styled!
  • Tiles should be delivered first week in April.

Fittings for Master Bathroom

  • As if by magic these lovely Dornbracht Tara fittings appeared on ebay this week....who was I to resist!
  • Just one more part (the very unglamorous concealed element) for the wall mounted taps to secure and then thats it, the master bathroom is complete...well not quite, but you know what I mean....


  1. Hello from the US. Just found your site. Love the bathroom tile plans!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Jessica.....keeping my fingers crossed it will all come together in the end!


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