Mid Week Already

My, how quickly time drags.

Fortunately Mr P is back to his usual bouncy self, even after a bout of weekend D&V then a flu jab yesterday. 

This morning was bright and sunny so we went for a two hour walk beside the river up to Glen Auldyn and back.

I had never heard of St Fingan but it seems he may have been one of the 15 or so Irish saints originally named Finnian. 

There are some really lovely houses along the lane, but a little out of our price range - one that we briefly paused to admire turns out to be for sale at £1.1m.  

This one looks more within my budget.



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  1. We can definitely see potential in that one. Bit of paint....

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    1. A couple of rolls of woodchip and a tin of Magnolia should do it.

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  2. Gosh, you've had me on a voyage of discovery about St Fingan. He seems very obscure indeed (I must get out my book about Celtic Saints) but there is something in an article by C I Paton about Manx Calendar customs which mentions "Oie'l Fingan" - December 21st.

    Was the Church open or have Covid times shut this one too?

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  3. The church has been closed since 2018 due to structural and electrical problems. I gather the custom was to cut a sod of turf on St Fingan's Eve in December .
    It is fascinating what stories emerge from a simple walk along a lane.

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  4. I like the single storey cottage JayCee. If only those walls could speak and it would say: "paint me". It looks like a doer upper project for P and you.

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    1. I think those walls are saying "Watch out.. we're falling down!"

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  5. Glad you were able to get out with Mr. P for a nice hike! When do you move into your "chapel"? Is it coming up soon? Are you packed and ready to go?

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    1. The conveyancing process is still grinding on exceedingly slowly Ellen. Plus our Advocate is away on holiday for two weeks so he won't be reporting back to us until after 13th October when he returns.
      We are hoping that our vendors can find a place to move to by the time we are ready

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  6. It is such a stressful time isn't it I hope it all gets ironed out soon.

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  7. Two hours - that's a pretty energetic walk in my books. I have to be sure there are bathroom facilities somewhere along my route!

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    1. I did feel quite weary at the end, although that may have been down to the flu jab.

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  8. That's how I like to buy houses. I prefer a good roof, and water and electricity, but our present house had none of that.

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    1. I don't think there is anything salvageable in that one!

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    2. I would sure like to see before pictures, Cro. Of course it is salvagable Jaycee! The walls are straight and true!

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  9. I was hoping that house really would be a fixer-upper. You'd need to be 20 and very handy with a lot of tools to fix that. It would be nice to see someone do it though so you could take an 'after' photo.

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    1. There was a planning notice fixed to it showing that there is an application to demolish it and replace it with a modern house. I suppose it doesn't fit in with all those swanky houses as it is.

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  10. That last one is what they call a doer-upper. All it needs is a lick of paint and a couple of panes of glass. You and Lord P could be very happy there tending the front garden.

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    1. Indeed YP. That front garden looks as though it should be fairly low maintenance.

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    2. You could put some gnomes there and a water feature. That's what Capability Brown did.

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  11. It looks fab and I can h]just imagine it done up! Ireland is full of houses like that...
    xxx

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