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Welcome New Moon

Catching up with friends and family in Essex after Christmas was lovely but saying goodbye to my children is never easy, especially as I had no routine to return to. 549 more words

My World

Welcoming the light

After eight weeks of rain in Wales and the end of term approaching, I set myself a challenge….to brighten up our fireplace for the winter solstice and welcome in the light. 439 more words

My World

And when they're up they're up, and when they're down they're down, but when they're only half way up ...

So,here we are, the middle of August and the weather is more like October and my productivity is more like January – zero !!  I am struggling to make inroads into two walls that have been awaiting my attention for over a year !   2,600 more words

Filling in the holes - literally!

You may remember this rather creative feature in the dirt floor room.

The room used to be the old pub kitchen and I guess one of the regulars offered his services to fit the vent and just cut through everything in its path. 34 more words

Listed Buildings

Historic Mortar Analysis

Historic buildings in Ireland were built with lime, gypsum, earthen, Roman Cement and Portland Cement mortars. Lime-based mortars are most commonly found in historic buildings and archaeological monuments, and were used for bedding and pointing masonry, for internal plain and decorative plasterwork, for special purposes, and as external renders. 362 more words

Professional Services

Farnaught Lime Kiln - an ornate 19th century building in a model estate demense

Farnaught Lime Kiln is possibly the most ornate and well-designed lime kilns in Ireland. In a period when most lime kilns consisted of an open-topped chamber built into the side of a hill, Farnaght kiln is an architectural exemplar within a model estate demense, concealing the kiln within a well-built T-shaped house. 374 more words


The Link List 2

Another week gone… and we’re into March and Autumn. Just like that!

Its been a juggle of a week with both kids sick and hubby interstate for work. 342 more words