Wow what a crazy hectic week it’s been and to be honest I wouldn’t get too excited about this blog post as I am sooo sooo tired. Brains not very active. The joys of a baby, two big kids, a dog, husband and a big move.
So we are officially country folk!
We made the big move from town to country. It still seems a little surreal to be honest, I think I’m on my holidays in the most amazing little cottage somewhere in rural Ireland.
My wee heart broke on Wednesday, I literally cried most of the day. We left the first home we ever bought, the home my Mammy grew up in, the home I danced on my uncle Jim’s toes. The home was Tegan grew from a girl to a little lady, James went from baby to big boy and where Darcy spent her first few months of life. No 3 also has the threshold Gavin carried me over after our wedding. It’s been a brilliant home, filled with a million happy memories and I was ever so sad to leave.
Bricks and mortar aren’t what makes a house a home though. It’s the love, laughter & friendship of the people in it and thankfully those people are moving countryside with me. So I’ll be happy out.
This week the paint brushes were set down, the floors fitted and the electrical items hooked up except for tv & broadband (bye-bye super speedy internet). We finally made the cottage our home and I love it I truly do. It’s so pretty, warm and cosy. I even made the dinner on the stove haha who thought that would ever happen.
I promised a before and after picture of my kitchen up cycle so here it is. It may not be huge but it’s functional and i love it.
Annie Sloan eat your heart out. I think it’s class although we will have to wait and see how long it lasts with the wear and tear of family life. The contact paper or sticky back plastic as it’s called in Homebase worked amazing, it was tricky enough, it kept getting trapped bubbles but we just went slow and it’s perfect.
The cottage isn’t huge, it’s perfectly proportioned. Why is it anyway in the 21st century everyone expects huge properties? I for one am glad to have a small house, I don’t have to walk a millions of miles (slight exaggeration) to get Darcy a change of clothes when she spews for the 3rd time in a day lol
Tegan and James are as happy as can be already out feeding cows and chasing them in James’ case.
However hard it was to leave the town I think we’ll do well here. Now the fun blogs can start, I hear there’s a few cows about to calf haha
I also have to thank my followers for the sofa search from my blog http://wp.me/p8nVbZ-1v. We picked up this little patchwork sofa at a bargain. It fits in lovely its shabby chic, country-style and super comfy.
Here’s a few wee pic’s of the things I just LOVE.
Even wee Darcy is happy out
Must stop writing and head on here, get the dinner ready, that’s what country women do.
Jade the farmer’s wife
P.S. If you’re looking for a painter/decorator in Inishowen I highly recommend Stephen at Handy hands Donegal painter & decorator, he did a fantastic job painting the cottage. It wasn’t an easy job. The walls are over 200 years old, lots of lumps & bumps but the paint and wallpaper is perfect. Not one fault and the whole house was finished in four days.
You can contact Handy hands here.