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Introducing Denise

I grew up here in Killough at my parents’ home, just up the road from Greenville, in a house now owned by my brother, Tim. 1,210 more words

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Local Artists to Attend Reception at Greenville this Weekend

I’m delighted that the new Manager of South Tipperary Arts Centre, Cliona Maher, will join us here at Greenville, this coming Sunday, 11th June, for a small reception with others involved locally in the Arts. 125 more words

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Treasures From Our Travels

I was asked recently what decorative piece in my home is my absolute favorite, and I thought “why not do a post about it?” My favorite thing is actually a collection of items bought on our travels –that counts as one right? 512 more words

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Prolonging a Long Weekend with a Stop in Bluffton, SC

You know when you are supposed to get ready to head home after an amazing long weekend, but you just don’t want it to end?  My Man and I felt almost somber on the Haig Ferry back to Hilton Head Monday morning after spending a relaxing weekend on Daufuskie Island. 808 more words

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Learning Tajweed-- Again

The Internet is awash in web sites for learning tajweed. I am amazed and impressed, but not tempted to use them. I first learned tajweed the old-fashioned way, by sitting at the foot of a master. 274 more words

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Bathroom stand

So when we were first preparing to move into the cottage last summer we found an old washstand in what is now our bedroom. The stand itself seems to be in adequate condition and with a bit of a polish up it could look like a really nice feature piece in our bathroom. 211 more words

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The big works

So next Spring J and I are planning some major works to the cottage. The downstairs space is fairly impractical. The kitchen is an extension to the original building (approximately World War Two era), so there’s that, the lounge, a small dining room (with the downstairs toilet and shower coming off of it) and what is effectionately known as the den. 596 more words

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