The new place.

7 Mar

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Back in blogland again with a new blog from our new place. We moved in on February 1st, St. Bridget’s Day.  Today, March 7th, marks six months since we moved out of old place in Arigna. It took us some time to find a new house. It was’nt for want of looking I can tell you. We must have looked at every house in Roscommon that was in our price range. That’s a bit of an exaggeration but we looked at a lot of places.

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We both liked this place straight away and put in an offer within days. Thankfully it was accepted and this is now our new home. One of the things we both liked was the south-facing conservatory built by the previous owners. I look forward to many happy hours spent pottering here.

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On our third day here it snowed making the garden look wonderfully magical.

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Welcome to my new blog. I hope many of you who followed my ArignaGardener blog will follow here as we start our new adventure.

Bye for now,

Bridget x.

P.S: If you look closely at the header pic you can just see the white chimney of the cottage.

30 Responses to “The new place.”

  1. june March 7, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    A very big and warm welcome back, Bridget! You’ve been missed, big-time. The new digs look wonderful – more photos soon, please! 🙂 I can sense the good energy already. I was in your (new) neck of the woods this past weekend, on my way to Strokestown to a wonderful crafts and bookshop that are now selling my crafts (yay!).

    The universe smiled on you on your day, Brigid’s Day, for you to find this new home. And the south-facing conservatory is truly a gift. You did well, Bridget. Congratulations and may you and Andy have many, many happy years living here. Now that you’re a wee bit closer, maybe we’ll be able to come visit.

    Once again, welcome back!

    • bridget108 March 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

      You’d be more than welcome June. Thanks for the good wishes and lovely words. Bridget x

  2. digitalgardener March 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I’m so glad you are back! I really enjoyed your old blog, and I’m looking forward to this one too!

  3. wellywoman March 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Good to see you blogging again. I love the conservatory. I can see that’s going to come in very useful. WW

    • bridget108 March 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

      It sure is. There’s already some seeds planted in there. x

  4. cathsveggies1 March 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Congrats on finding your new home, Bridget. I love the lane going down to the house, but I especially love that gorgeous conservatory, I would never leave there again 🙂 I wish you well with this years new projects and plannings. Looking forward to following you here also.

  5. Where God Takes Me March 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Hi Bridget, Congratulations on your new home, what a lovely spot. When I began blogging, ArignaGardener was one of the first blogs I admired and I look forward to being a fan of this one too. Many blessings, Vivian

  6. elaine March 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Congratulations on finding somewhere to your liking – looks like we are going to get some interesting posts from your new blog – love the conservatory – I expect it will take you a while to sort out what you want to do with the garden – I bet you will miss your tunnel – or have you taken it with you? Lovely to hear from you again.

    • bridget108 March 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

      No Elaine did’nt move the tunnels and yes a lot to sort out in the garden. At least its a good time of year to have moved…gardenwise anyway. x

  7. Sarah March 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Hi Bridget, good to see you back blogging again. Hope you’ll be really happy at Flynn’s cottage. Oh and, that’s a really great conservatory you have there!

    • bridget108 March 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

      Thanks! It feels like the right place. x

  8. Ena Ronayne March 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm #

    oh Bridget I missed you

    Delighted to see your back blogging and settled into your new abode

  9. An Unrefined Vegan March 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    Hey! You’re here :-)!

  10. The Earth Beneath My Feet March 8, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    It looks gorgeous Bridget – can’t wait for you to show us every nook and cranny!

  11. Anny March 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Congratulations and wishing you every happiness in your new home. Looking forward to hearing all about the new place.

  12. Willowarchwayloowarchway March 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Your new place looks fab. Let us know when will be good to visit, We can’t wait to see you both !!

    • bridget March 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

      Be great to see you too. xx

  13. inkspeare March 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Congratulations! This is wonderful, and I love the picture; it looks straight from a story book, magical and charming road leading to your home. Can’t wait to read more about it 🙂

  14. Anne Wilson March 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Welcome back, will look forward to reading your new blog. I hope the move went smoothly for you.

    • bridget March 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      We are still in chaos as we are having some work done on the house but really happy to be here. x

  15. leslie postin March 10, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    I love your new home, Bridget xx That conservatory is simply wonderful!! Good to see you back in blogland xxx

  16. Promenade Claire March 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Congratulations on the move, and the new blog 😉
    The south facing conservatory looks and sounds delightful, I’m looking forward to seeing what grows there!

    • bridget March 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Thanks! I love the conservatory too. It already has 2 vines, a kiwi and a peach in there.

      • june March 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

        Peaches! Kiwis! I’ll be over to yours soon then, Bridget. 🙂

        As you know yourself, the fruit and veg (or what passes for fruit and veg) in shops these days – especially shops like Lidl – aren’t ‘real’ fruit. We’ve got a pear tree and two different apple trees, but oh, to have peaches and kiwis in our back garden would be fruity heaven!

      • bridget March 10, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

        We had a peach tree in Arigna and the fruit was just heavenly. Like you say nothing like the ones in the shop. I once bought some Tomatoes in the supermarket. After having a couple, they were tasteless, I decided to leave them in the fridge and see how long they would last. After 3 months I gave up…..!! xx

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