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!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

the lived in look - part 1

Had thought that I'd blogged my last about this house....... 

but couldn't resist posting a pic of our family room fireplace on this cold and wet November evening.  

(this pic from Atlanta Bartlet was the inspiration behind my fireplace)

Not too far off track, though my setting is a tad dark and moody I know (a situation not helped either by my dodgy phone camera / photography skills).  That said I really love the reflections that cast across the walls and ceiling from our big Ikea PS Maskros (aka Dandelion) light.  

And please correct me if I'm wrong, but in my opinion there just isn't anything that can beat the dancing orange flames  of a "real" fire, when the nights turn dark and cold.

Thanks to everyone who has taken an interest in this blog and continued to email me about my house build project saga even though there haven't been any progress posts for so long ...think I've just gotten the blogging bug back!!