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New Arrivals

New Arrivals

It has been a pretty hectic couple of weeks for Him, Me and Our Three. Not only have we cleared This Old House in order for the builders to finally begin, but we have also moved yet again and welcomed two very cute new members into our family.

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate already, I finally gave in under the weight of several years of pester power and agreed to get kittens.

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Buttons and Oreo

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Another Move!

Wasn’t July blooming marvellous?! If you are not in the UK and you are reading this, we had so many hot, dry days last month that we had to have a hosepipe ban.

People have been walking across an ancient walkway on the dry bed of Spelga Dam which is where about half the population of Northern Ireland usually gets their water supply from.

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Spelga Dam (photo credit Michael Uprichard)

Unfortunately for me all this good weather has not meant that that our building work is racing ahead. Almost a year after we bought ‘This Old House,’ we still haven’t started in earnest. Continue reading

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Not Quite Safe and Sound

We Are In- Just About!

Well, we’re in! I’d love to say that we’re in safe and sound but, strictly speaking, that wouldn’t quite be true. After a two year search for the ideal property, a year of being ‘sale agreed’ before we finally moved and a long, cold winter where at one stage we stood and watched the snow falling through the roof onto the floor of what will be our bedroom, we are finally settled. It has been quite a journey thus far though. Continue reading

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Art and Wine

A Fine time at ‘Art and Wine’
Earlier this week I had a fine old time channeling my inner artist at a workshop organised by my friend and neighbour, Aly Harte. Aly is a successful artist, blogger, mum, fitness enthusiast and all round ‘good egg’ who, along with many of my other lovely friends, has been a great support to me while I have been recovering from surgery. She has also encouraged me in writing this blog and in finding my own creative inspiration, so I was excited to see her in action and support this event.
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The participants show off their artwork

The evening was organised by Aly in conjunction with Q Radio as part of the Q Radiothon to raise funds for cancer charities, a cause particularly close to her heart after the recent loss of her cousin.

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Top Tips For a Smooth Move

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If you have been following our progress, you’ll know that we are old hands at this moving lark by now (you can read more about our previous house moves here). That being said, moving is always a stressful business and there are no guarantees that it gets easier the more you do it. Here are my top tips on how to make the process go as smoothly as possible if you are planning a move.

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