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!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Solar Panels are up.....

Now if we could have some sun over Ireland instead of volcanic ash please!

The six flat panels equates to approx 15m2, I went for the in-roof option and flat plate over evacuated tube as thought they looked better and cost less!  We are going to see how we get on with these and know that we can always upgrade to evacuated tube or whatever the latest technology is further down the line!


  1. Oh it's all looking fabulous! Not long now... really taking shape... panels look really good, unobstrusive... good luck getting that quality down here in the colonies! A-M xx

  2. Looking very smart out the back now x

  3. Wow the house has come on so much since the last time I saw your posts. You must be getting really excited, I can't wait until you start your interiors :)

    All things nice...

  4. love the colour of the house

  5. Hey Nead, thanks for stopping by.

    Just had a quick look over at your blog....feel your planning pain! Wish you all the best with getting your build up and out of the ground. Look forward to hearing from you again.


  6. Great to see how much thought and effort you are putting in to make this your dream home. Look forward to seeing what you have planned to do with all that lovely plot of land outside!


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