28 January, 2011

My Irish Cottage Floor Plan memories



When dreaming about my own little cottage in Ireland
I often like to look at pictures and floor plans.  If you 
are the same, then you would know that finding pictures
are easy but floor plans are hard to come by.

So I often take pictures and draw up my own floor plans
from cottages I have visited while in Ireland.  I love to do
this as a way to preserve the memory of the visit and also
to make a record of what a traditional cottage looks like.

I may or may not have one myself one day, but I do know
that I have been blessed with wonderful Irish friends, some
who even let me let me stay in their cottages, or even go
and look at derelict cottages with me.

I will always keep my pictures of trips and the depictions
I have drawn as a reminder of this beautiful country :)

Here is a cottage for you......

This is actually one I drew up after visiting a cottage
that was slightly derelict. This how at the time I thought
I would restore it. Notice the small extension on the back
for a bathroom laundry combo.  I figured after a long day
out working in my garden I would need a hot bath. :)













2 bedrooms, open livingroom kitchen with a double-sided
fireplace in the middle. The old wall where the fireplace was
located had crumbled down to a half wall which brought on
this idea.

That's it for me!  Have a great weekend!! :)

~kimme

P.S. As you may noticed most of my blog content is
gone.... 30 or more pages or so!  I loved all of the posts
and pictures I had written on cottages and my dream of
owning one, but I have decided to go back through them
before I add them back.  Soon I hope!

26 January, 2011

I need something funny!

Not a fun day at the dentist today....
I needed a little "funny" after all that.
I searched on the internet for something
funny to cheer me up...   Here is tis.

On the chest of a barmaid in Sale
Were tattooed the prices of ale.
And on her behind,
For the sake of the blind,
Was the same information in Braille!

If you have a good one, be sure and
share it with me... I could use a good laugh.

~kimme
http://irishcottagedreams.blogspot.com/2009/08/for-joy-of-it.html

10 January, 2011

Welcome to the New Year!!



The New Year is here! Finally! 

I am welcoming it with open arms. I am very happy to put
all the not so good things that happened behind me and
start anew.   

Kind of a New Year's resolution to make all things refreshing
again.  To gain back my tongue and passion for life.  :)

I feel like I am at a crossroads..  
Thankfully I have the person I want to travel through
life with.  I just don't know which way to go?

Deep down I have the feeling that this year is going to
be a very pivotal point for me.  Change is going to happen...
I guess change always happens... but ya know what I mean :)




















Little pic I took in Cork.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year.  I have
some exciting things happening this week that I will be sure
and update you on :)

~kimme