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Having sold our previous house  where we had lived for 10 years, Andy and I bought this cottage in January of this year. We moved in on February 1st, St. Bridget’s Day.

There’s less land here, three-quarters of an acre,  we had 3 acres  at our old house, but the only animals we have now are our 2 dogs Lettie and Freddie.

We will of course be growing vegetables, fruits and flowers. I think my life would be over if I did not have a garden.

There is already an established garden here, trees, shrubs and flowers. We will wait to see what comes up this year before we make any changes, apart from a few veg beds of course.

Even though the house is only 45 minutes drive from our old place it feels completely different. It’s fun getting to know new people and places.

An adventurous year lies ahead.

Bridget x.

53 Responses to “About”

  1. Anabel Marsh April 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    Thanks for commenting on my post. Your blog is amazing!

  2. Val May 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Hi Bridget
    Thanks for bringing my attention to your blog, we are on similar planets I can see. What part of the country are you in? Val

    • bridget May 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

      Hi Val, I am near Frenchpark in Co. Roscommon.

  3. bilkahappyplant June 7, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    Hey Bridget, like your blog a lot. I just start some days ago and Am little confused:)) As Vall said, yeeaaa we are on the same side of the planet…

  4. wildsherkin June 17, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Thank you for visiting and following! I’ve just popped in to say hello and will be back for a better visit. 🙂

    • bridget June 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

      Thanks! Found your blog from your comment on Cathsveggies. It looks lovely…great photos…and I do love to follow Irish blogs.

  5. oawritingspoemspaintings June 19, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    What a beautifully peaceful blog you have here, the photos so restful to the eyes!
    I am from now a glad follower 🙂

    • bridget June 19, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind words and welcome to Flynn’s Cottage.
      Bridget.

  6. sknicholls June 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    Where is Flynn’s Cottage located? I love the lily pond. We had a koi pond in GA but nothing like that here in Orlando FL. What a nice blog you have created.

  7. Spirit of Place South Carolina June 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Love this blog!

  8. Gina Gaines July 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    I’m new to blogging, just started my first blog a few days ago. Discovered your beautiful blog while stumbling around in here. What a delight! Our ancestors are from your neck of the woods and my husband and I are hoping to visit Ireland, Scotland and Wales someday. I look forward to following your adventure!

  9. Brigid Jackson July 17, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    thank you for stopping by and the follow. I look forward to reading your blog 🙂 *Brigid

    • bridget July 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Something with the word organic always catces my eye. Nice blog…lots of useful info there.

  10. Viking Lady Aine July 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Thank you for your blog!! It is so peaceful and I wish you well with your new garden 🙂 You’ve already given me some ideas for my own little plot 😀

    • bridget July 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

      Always nice to get inspiration from each other in blogland. I do it all the time.

  11. Kathryn Marsh July 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Just found your blog via Wellywoman. Glad you can find something interesting in the nurseries of the North West. Alas, here in Dublin everything these days seems to come from the same two wholesalers and its boring, boring, boring

    • bridget July 22, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

      Yes we are lucky to have some real growers here. Sick and tired of people who just buy in plants and sell them on…then have the cheek to call themselves a nursery.

  12. vsperry July 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    Thanks for liking my latest blog post. Yours is lovely and shows me another part of the world!

    • bridget July 27, 2013 at 4:22 am #

      and thank you for the return visit!

  13. Lorrie July 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Bridget,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. And yours is so very lovely, I know I will spend a lot of time here. Here’s to your “adventurous year ahead”!
    Lorrie

    • bridget July 27, 2013 at 4:21 am #

      five months here already and it’s already been such an adventure. I love getting to know new places.

      • Faith Renfield July 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

        Thank you for looking at my blog. England and Ireland are on my list of gardening places to visit, so I love seeing “real life” gardens like yours. Lovely. I’l be back!

      • bridget July 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

        Thanks Faith…you are more than welcome.

  14. The Belmont Rooster August 6, 2013 at 6:25 am #

    I will follow so I can see what else you have in store. I also need to come back and read more!!! AWESOME BLOG!!!

  15. Angela Hunter Geiss August 14, 2013 at 2:32 am #

    I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award – check out my blog for details !

    • bridget August 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

      I hope you won’t be offended if I decline your generous award. On my last blog I was plagued by these awards and writing posts about them. When I started this blog I decided not to participate in any awards. Many thanks anyway.
      Bridget.

  16. The Belmont Rooster August 17, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    I thought I was following your AWESOME blog, but I must have neglected to click on the follow button! I am sure now!

    • bridget August 17, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      Thanks for following!

  17. Kerri August 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    I just moved, too, and approximately the same distance, 45 to 60 minutes away. While not that many miles, it is a world away. Although we are still unpacking and settling in, I always try to make time for a few minutes in the morning to have my toast, coffee and a bit of solitude before my busy day begins… it keeps me attuned to what’s important in life… like picking fress strawberries. 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a encouraging thumbs up.

    • bridget August 22, 2013 at 6:21 am #

      Good luck in your new place. Sounds like you’ve got your priorities in order.

  18. ayearinredwood September 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi Bridget…. you’ve been nominated! http://ayearinredwood.com/2013/09/23/very-inspiring-blog-award/

    • bridget September 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

      Thank you so much for nominating me, I do appreciate it.

  19. Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister October 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    What a beautiful place to live. Everything is so green. Blessings.

  20. Mrs.C October 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Thank you for visiting and liking some of my posts. You have a very inspirational blog and I’m a new follower because I think I could learn a thing or two from you!

    • bridget October 28, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

      Hopefully we all have much to learn from each other. Thanks for following.

  21. bohemiansoulexpressions December 4, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking a post of mine….. Having seen your blog I feel wow!! That’s the kind of life I would like to lead probably…… Soo looking forward to your posts…… Because at least for now living in a highly consumerist, materialistic and ultra modern city like Dubai seeing and reading your blog is like a breath of fresh air….. Wishing you lots of power in your beautiful journey …..

    • bridget December 4, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I love living here and happy to be able to share that joy with others.

  22. thedogwalkinggardener January 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    Hi Bridget … It looks like you are all settled in at your “new” place! Everything looks lovely! Quite a change from 3 acres .. less work for you! 3/4 acre .. I would be happy with that. We are looking for a place with more property than house .. the search has started and so I’m hoping in a year we can also be in our “new” place! I’ve set my major plants aside and my garlic next fall will be planted in portable containers!! Anne-Marie

    • bridget January 27, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

      Good luck with your house hunting. The right place is out there for you.

  23. beeseeker February 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Hello and many thanks for finding the time and energy to find our Cheslyn Hay allotments blog.
    This is a new venture for us and your support is very much appreciated.
    Best wishes with your venture and the blog.

  24. Melissa @ The Glen House April 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    I love what you do, I’ve nominated you for an award http://theglenhouse.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/one-lovely-blog-award/

  25. Sherrey Meyer April 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Thanks for liking my blog post. You’ve captured my heart with your amazing photography and the flowers. 🙂

  26. Cathy May 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Great blog, I’m loving your posts 🙂 I’ll be back for more!

  27. silverliningsanddustbunnies June 17, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Hi Brigid! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a like! What am amazing place you’ve created here! I will be back! – Peggy

  28. drewdog2060drewdog2060 February 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    I love the scent of flowers. Being blind I derive most pleasure from those plants with a scent. You have a lovely blog. Kevin

  29. preciouspen1955 April 12, 2015 at 12:33 am #

    Delighted to meet you , looking forward to learning about growing veg and exploring your blog , we are trying to clear an area for growing using mostly the no dig way as a newbie I am finding sourcing information tricky at times , tomorrow I will be planting nasturtiums and some bushes I got from Aldi really want to plant as many trees here as possible already have some willow in and trying to find poplar and hazel also. I have called my project the garden challenge and will be posting again in a few weeks as most of my time is now spent trying to get some shape into the garden ha ha. At night I am searching the net for as much info as possible and that is how I came on your blog happy days in your new venture. Kind regards Kathy.

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