Thursday, June 23, 2011

the best laid plans....

Good morning everyone I'm home at last, how are you all, well and happy I hope...I had planned to get the early coach even though it meant changing midway but the coach was late leaving and I missed my connection and had to wait over 2 hours for another would you believe, so I didn't get a card made for today so I'm showing you some of the piccys I took of the house...well what do you think? really is a typical Irish farmhouse isn't it and much much bigger than I remembered this is the side view...the car doesn't come with it, that's ours
this is the side and my gorgeous Phil taking away some mouldy carpet from the door as it was making me queasy, bless you see what I mean about the 'garden', it can hardly be described as that can it lol...the side bit and the front porch are extensions as the original farmhouse would have been two up two down I think...the house has a really wonderful warm feel to it
this is one of the 'roads' leading to the house, the hedges are full of honeysuckle, holly, wild roses and brambles, so loads of blackberries come Autumn...there's a couple of outbuilding which we had a little mooch in and found a tin full off old bills and letters from 1978, some beautiful coloured crockery and a really retro old kitchen dresser which I think is in desperate need of a makeover
this is the view from the main bedroom and all the 'girls' coming to have a look at the daft English folk mad enough to take this on
I picked this photo as it not only shows the rank wallpaper that has to be striped off asap but the depth of the windows and walls, I dont think it will be hard to keep warm with walls this thick do you...Phil went to work and left me measuring windows and floors, do you ever get the feeling your not alone?...I looked up and the farmer who owns the cattle and his son were standing at the gate watching me and grinning, I nearly jumped out of my skin...he waved at me and I just waved and shouted hi...I will keep the rest of the photos and post them when we do the house, that way we can do a before and after reveal...oooohhhhh Im getting all changing room arent I...thank you all so much for your wonderful comments while I was away, I promise I will catch up with you all soon...well Im off out with my Dad today to pick up his ipod (he decided on Blue and thinks the lime green one I have is sickly...what a cheek)...whatever your up to have a fab day everyone and I would love to know what you think of the house cause we love it to bits
Mina xxx


Squirrel x said...

I think the words "dream" and "location" belong in the same sentence! Wow, what a perfect place hunny - a lot of work mind but it will be soooo worth it. Hugs, Sxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW Mina,
It's looks fab!!!
My Husband would love a place just like that.
I can't wait to see it when it's all done up!
Good luck!!
You buying your Dad an ipod is just brill!

My'scardcorner said...

The house looks fab Ive another hubby who would of loved to live out in the country like that but I dont drive so we had to compromise Have fun doing it up I love those window seats. Enjoy your day with your Dad.

My'scardcorner said...

The house looks fab Ive another hubby who would of loved to live out in the country like that but I dont drive so we had to compromise Have fun doing it up I love those window seats. Enjoy your day with your Dad.

Julie said...

Oooohhhh Mina,what a wonderful adventure! I love the idea of looking out the window and seeing all those gorgeous cows eyes looking back,not so keen on seeing the farmers and his sons though lol! Have a great day,Julie.x


Hi Mina
House looks fabulous cannot wait to see what you do with it,have a lovely day with your Dad,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Linda Peo. said...

Hi Mina!
I love seeing your photos. I have never been to Ireland, and I find it so fascinating to see your home and the surrounding countryside. (I live in the US, in California) I love the house... I'm dieing to see the inside too...It looks so charming. It would be great to see the "in progress" photos. Good luck with stripping the wallpaper, not a fun job!!!
Loved seeing your Holiday pictures as well...wondering where this is. I would have loved seeing all 65 pictures...I'm one of those people who enjoys taking photographs, as well as enjoying others photos.

Lisa Jane said...

it looks wonderful and will be so much fun seeing what you do and hw it progresses
Thanks for sharing
Lisa x

tilly said...

Just the sort of place I would love to live, I was brought up on a farm. Your views look stunning, clever Phil for finding this gem

Marja Rolfes said...

THanks for sharing!!!! Love it! Lots of work to be done huh?!
When do you and Phil want to move in there?
Go for it girl!!
Dutch Tulip

Chrissy said...

What a wonderful place. it is going to be so much fun 'changing rooms'. Really looking forward to it all.Great stuff.

Craftyanny said...

Mina I'm green with envy. Your going to live me dream.
It looks a wonderful house and I can't wait to see the transformation

Anne x

Christine L said...

Thanks for sharing your pics Mina.... your house looks as if it will take a lot of hard work, but will be soooooooo worth it at the end! What a project to undertake!
Christine x

Sheena said...

The house looks great! Good luck to you in it - I can't wait to see it when it's done. I love the loanan leading up to it, gives it a real Irish country feel.


Linda said...

Oh Mina, I am so excited about beginning this adventure with you. The house and gardens are simply wonderful. I can taste those plump blackberries and smell that sweet honeysuckle.

Hugs, Linda

Janette said...

Oh wow Mina, what a great place and how much fun are you going to have doing it all up, the possibilitys are endless, I do envy you, it's a brilliant adventure...good luck with it.xxxx

Flip-Flop Creations said...

How exciting!!! What beautiful country side. Get some curtains up so the neighbors don't scare you. Lol Good luck with the remodel. Thanks for sharing your pics. ~jeni :)

coops said...

wow, it looks fantastic mina.a dream house.can`t wait to see what it looks like when you have done it all up :D

xx coops xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Mina, Well I'm impressed, so many lovely photos and cards, Sorry I'm just trying to catch up been a bit snowed under:{ Love your Red card, beautiful, no change that!!! all your cards are beautiful! It looks like you will have an awful lot of decorating to do but that can be fun too.
Thanks for sharing, hugs Gay xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
what a fabulous house in the country, look forward to seeing more pics, bet you will have fun getting it all sorted, sue,x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Mina wow it looks one gorgeous house, Im sure you will enjoy looking out of the windows on that fabulous countryside, I hope you realise though when it snows you might be cut of for awhile as it looks a bit isolated but I do envy you and I hope you enjoy doing the painting and decorating. hugs shirleyxxx

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful dream house Mina! Love that it is such a peaceful looking area, lovely view of farmlife too. Fabby! Ruby x

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness - what an adventure you have ahead of you! I hope you enjoy creating your dream home. I just know it will be beautiful when you have finished.
Hope you've had a lovely time catching up with your Dad.
Love, Andrea xx

Sue said...

Mina its gorgeous,what a blank canvas you have.Can't wait to see the after photo'
Hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Wow, looks like a cool farmhouse. I can't wait to see what you do with it. My fav pic is the one w/ the girls, lol - but really, besides seeing them, it shows the gorgeous landscape in the background. Oh and whatever you do, don't walk around nude if you have neighbors looking in, lol!

Sherri said...

Oh, Mina, the house is so great! I envy you having such a wonderful place to get away to! Imagine having cows out your window! I love it! And when I saw the picture of the wide window sill I immediately thought how much my cat would love to sit there & stare out at the cows! I can't wait to see the next shots!

Rufus said...

All I could think when I saw the picture of the window sill (after urghhhh that wallpaper has GOT to go) is hmmmm can picture curling up here with a good book. I'd already mentally made the cushion! Can't wait to see more pictures. Enjoy yourself!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I am sooo jealous! It's always been a dream of mine to do a complete house make over. We've lived in the same house for nearly 40 years and it's gone through many transformations, so I guess I did get my dream. Just in a different way.

Mau xx said...

Well its all been said Mina except when will it be open for Cardmaking We are all eager to visit, hope the Cream teas are part of the deal too.
What a Lovely house, Phil certainly found a treasure here. Can't wait to see what you do with it xx Hugs Mau

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