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
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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
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
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