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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, June 9, 2010

Brick bone Mosaic Shower part 2

Used some of the good old pebble tiles on the base of the shower.  The pebbles mould particularly well to the slight gradient in the shower floor, which is needed for drainage.

The pebbles also provide a great non-slip surface

still can't quite comprehend it's only a few weeks to go til the house will be ready


even more scary perhaps is the fact that my 3 kids finish school for the summer tomorrow at noon, so much to do with kids in tow!!


  1. Oh it's so near, you must be so excited and you will be really busy, good luck with the move and make sure to keep us updated when you have time.

    All things nice...

  2. Mrs C, I absolutely love it. You must be beside yourself with excitement. Please post lots of 'moving' photos! A-M xx

  3. I don't know about excited A-M....there's just SO much still to do in the house, think I'd breakdown if I gave myself the time to contemplate and ponder!! My contractor and engineer are confident that I'll be in by mid July, so am happy to let them take the stress for now :-))

    Enjoy the hols, Mrs C x


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