A Week to Recover..

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!!

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!!

Meanwhile…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Gordon’s Pink Gin: A Delicious Recipe For Your Pink Gin

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!

Gift Idea: A Barbershop Treatment For The Dapper Chap, Jonathan’s Barbershop at The Shelbourne

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