Welcome to my blog

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!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Sixth.....

this picture
it will be forever a reminder of

How lucky I am

How hard I have worked

How beautiful my girls are

The sun does shine (if you're lucky) in Ireland

How we must try to restore the hedgerows we have destroyed!!

Thanks to Erica over at Moth Design for tagging me in her latest post, to join in I needed to look back to find the sixth picture I ever posted on my blog (didn't have to wade through too much as I'm still so new to blogging and quite sporadic in my posting!)......

Erica....not quite as glam as your "bar cart in the bathroom" but a very sentimental one for me!!


  1. Lucky indeed. That's a beautiful collage of images.

  2. Ah the hedgerows, you can landscape your garden with native species and plant lovely new hedges- no laurels or leylandii now :) Hope the house is coming on well and you won't find it until your moving in :) Sorry to hear about the robbery on your last post. Some people are awful, there are alot more incidents like that happening now which is awful to think

    All things nice...

  3. Many thanks for visiting my blog and nice to see yours again. You have made so much progress, well done. Sorry to hear about the attempted break in, there's seems to be more crime on a weekly basis.
    I love your bright ideas for Zara's room.

  4. That's really lovely, what an uplifting post..Rxx


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