It’s almost come to the end of my week off and I’m just about back to myself, fell in love with baking again, loads of sleep and a through clean of the apartment with an imminent pack in mind, it won’t be long until everything is being boxed up for the new house…
We’ve gone to visit the site a couple of times since they broke ground a month ago and last weekend, the houses behind our one had the ground floor built already! I’ve never seen anything go up so fast! Is it premature to say I’ve picked my colour scheme already?
I’m not going to get into interiors too much but I’m torn between these two palette’s, having both grown up beside the Irish Sea, we’re so in love with it and it feels like home. When my husband was going through an illness last year, we’d pack up a flask of tea and go down to she seafront for some chill out time and still do the odd time, even on a stormy night, we’d sit in the car and listen to the waves. Ryan worked on the sea when he was twenty & I have childhood memories being on my Uncles boat, going up and down the coast, up and down the quay’s of the Liffey as well as Summers where whole days were spent on the beach. When we think back, all our happiest memories are concentrated around the sea, so it seems perfectly fitting to incorporate it into our interiors. I was at the ‘Gifted’ craft fair at the RDS last December and discovered a photographer that took the most beautiful shot of the Pigeon House/Poolbeg Chimney’s, one of his prints was about 5 ft tall and I was thinking if it for the hallway, I don’t know… there is so much potential.
I’ll share pictures as the build progresses…
The Poolbeg Chimnea’s taken from the train.
After one month, with Christmas in between, they’ve gotten this far- FAIR PLAY, LADS!!
I’m sure you’ll agree, Christmas isn’t Christmas without Ham & Turkey, Irish families will cook enough ham & turkey to feed a small village, no matter how many people they’re cooking for, if, like my family, there’s only a handful … Continue reading →
Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas ( if you celebrate it), I hope you managed to spend lots of time with your friends and family most of all…and yeah, a couple of nice gifts thrown in. 😂 😉
Since my last post, our mortgage application WAS APPROVED and I’ve basically living on a cloud in addition to a very busy period at work. I worked right up until Christmas eve when I basically fell in the door and died, I was so tired, I then managed to make a ham, a batch of cranberry sauce as well as a salted caramel roulade for Christmas day lunch at my Mother in Law’s house. I am still tired a week later… I will get back to myself eventually, I have a week off when I plan to get lots of R&R and get back to the blogging… and documenting the house progress!!
It’s been an exciting week!! You might have gathered from previous posts, that this blog started out as my adventures of living life on a budget whilst saving for a house in the middle of a national housing crisis. I’m … Continue reading →
I’m all for spiced latte’s and toffee nut latte’s, hot chocolates and the like but one of my favourite is my home made Autumn Punch, It’s quite cheap to make a lot of it and can easily be boozed up … Continue reading →
Okay so it’s October, we’re officially into Autumn, I think it’s okay to start talking about stews and soups again, isn’t it? I’ve already made an Irish beef stew this but there’s one stew that I can’t get enough of, … Continue reading →
I’m a girl who loves her brunch, I mean, the thought of it is enough to wake the dead, piping hot fresh coffee, the smell of bacon sizzling away, overnight oats with the freshest ripest fruit or stacks of pancakes … Continue reading →
There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning through the night and it always seems to happen when there’s something important happening the next day, doesn’t it? Lavender: Lavender has been used for hundreds of years to help aid sleep, it … Continue reading →
Okay I mentioned that I bought a bottle of Gordon’s pink gin at the weekend, I tried something and oh good lord guys! I got the best tonic water I could get my hands on (Fever Tree) and a lovely ripe Pomegranate, got all the seeds and juice out and poured myself a shot and a half of the gin.. I think it’s the nicest drink I ever tasted there’s something about pomegranate and red berries! TRY IT! You’ll get 4 G&T’s out of 1 pomegranate, just scatter in a couple of juniper berries too and you’re laughing! The juice especially makes it!
I’ve posted so many posts about alcohol that one might start to worry..😂 I’m actually just a bit of a gin buff, a nerdy hobby of mine. Last week I invested in two more bottles, I got my hands on … Continue reading →
Girls, we all know how hard it is to buy presents for men, given some are easily pleased and want video games or clothes. When asked, my my husband’s reply is always “NOTHING! We’re saving for a house, put the … Continue reading →
I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE gin! Gin’s definitely having a resurgence after the waning popularity of the humble Cosmopolitan or Mojito- don’t get me wrong! I LOVE a GOOD Mojito on a hot Summer afternoon but … Continue reading →
It’s been twenty years since Princess Diana passed away in Paris, most of us can remember where we were the day the news broke, a wet miserable day worsened by the sad news that such a living angel had been … Continue reading →
So we’re down to two days until the beginning of the Dublin Horse Show and three days until Ladies’ Day. If you’re going, you’ll have planned your outfit, chosen your hat and possibly planning your beauty routine as we speak. … Continue reading →
Even for your Mum’s, Mother’s Day is March 26th. Just imagine her on a Summers evening, outside at a restaurant, nice big glass of wine and one of these wrapped around her shoulders? How elegant!! I *really* want one!