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My paint samples came in. Very happy about that because we are making leaps and bounds in terms of fixing our home.
We bought a semi detached during this year. I was a horrible process but never the less we are finally here.. PAINT SAMPLES

Also; Polystyrene is the stuff of nightmare's ahaha glad that's behind us.





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Originally Posted by LARAHTX View Post
My paint samples came in. Very happy about that because we are making leaps and bounds in terms of fixing our home.
We bought a semi detached during this year. I was a horrible process but never the less we are finally here.. PAINT SAMPLES

Also; Polystyrene is the stuff of nightmare's ahaha glad that's behind us.



Lovely to see you xx
Congratulations on the house and good luck with the painting.

Houston is warming up again after a cool few days!
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Originally Posted by LARAHTX View Post
My paint samples came in. Very happy about that because we are making leaps and bounds in terms of fixing our home.
We bought a semi detached during this year. I was a horrible process but never the less we are finally here.. PAINT SAMPLES

Also; Polystyrene is the stuff of nightmare's ahaha glad that's behind us.
Congratulations on becoming a home owner. There is nothing like your first house together and the thrill of working on it and making it home.
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Crikey, it seems like it was only 5 minutes ago when you posted similar. Happy reunion!!
yeah it's been a very strange couple of years haha. Hopefully a bit more settled next year
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Congratulations on becoming a home owner. There is nothing like your first house together and the thrill of working on it and making it home.
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Lovely to see you xx
Congratulations on the house and good luck with the painting.

Houston is warming up again after a cool few days!

Thank you both Sugarmooma <3

I'm very excited Jerseygirl The hubster is working extra hard. He has been able to do all the rewiring, plumbing, putting up the plaster boards and plastering it I'm the laborer which sucks haha washing buckets in freezing waters. But very exciting. We knocked most of the house back to brick as the plaster was very chipped but bright side.. we get to insulate it better
we have knocked through the back lounge and now its going to be a kitchen diner but have kept the living room separate.. or as the husband calls it... "room of inner sanctuary" hehe
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Thank you both Sugarmooma <3

I'm very excited Jerseygirl The hubster is working extra hard. He has been able to do all the rewiring, plumbing, putting up the plaster boards and plastering it I'm the laborer which sucks haha washing buckets in freezing waters. But very exciting. We knocked most of the house back to brick as the plaster was very chipped but bright side.. we get to insulate it better
we have knocked through the back lounge and now its going to be a kitchen diner but have kept the living room separate.. or as the husband calls it... "room of inner sanctuary" hehe

Haha…I know what it is like to be ‘the laborer’.
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that was brilliant, cheers
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It shouldn't, but it did. Something, possibly our local hawk, got one of the pigeons that seem to like to sit on our wall. Loads of fluffy feathers and some wing or tail feathers were in the pool and on the patio. Maybe less sh1t to clean off the patio.
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It shouldn't, but it did. Something, possibly our local hawk, got one of the pigeons that seem to like to sit on our wall. Loads of fluffy feathers and some wing or tail feathers were in the pool and on the patio. Maybe less sh1t to clean off the patio.
We often witness pigeons giving birds of prey a truly terrible time whilst in flight.
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Happy birthday Ireland! .....or at least, Happy Anniversary!!

100 years since the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 99 years since the formal creation of an independent Ireland.


On this day in 1921, representatives of Dáil Éireann, the parliament established after Sinn Féin's landslide victory in the 1918 general election, met with Crown representatives to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty, ending the Irish War of Independence.

On the Irish side, the delegation members were:
- Arthur Griffith,(chairman), TD, MP and Foreign Minister
- Michael Collins, TD, MP and Finance Minister
- Robert Barton, TD, MP and Minister for Economic Affairs
- Eamonn Duggan, TD and MP
- George Gavan Duffy, TD and MP

On the British side, the delegation memebers were:
- David Lloyd George (chairman) MP and Prime Minister
- Lord Birkenhead, Lord Chancellor
- Austen Chamberlain, MP and Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons
- Winston Churchill, MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies
- Sir Laming Worthington-Evans Bt, MP and Secretary of State for War
- Sir Gordon Hewart, MP and Attorney General
- Sir Hamar Greenwood, MP and Chief Secretary for Ireland

Among the treaty's main clauses were that:

- Crown forces would withdraw from 26 counties (but not from the 6 Ulster counties).
- Ireland would become a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, like Australia, Canada, etc.
- The King would be Head of State of the new free state, represented by a Governor General.
- Members of the new free state's parliament would be required to take an Oath of Allegiance.
- Northern Ireland (created by a previous Act) could withdraw from the new free state.
- Britain would keep certain"Treaty Ports" for the Royal Navy.
- The new free state would be liable for a proportion of the UK's National Debt
- The treaty would take precedence over the new Constitution of the Irish Free State.

When one of the British signatories complained that he might have signed his political death warrant, Michael Collins responded “I have signed my actual death-warrant.”, due to acceptance of these conditions and acknowledgement of the partition of Ulster. He was right.

On this day in 1922, Saorstát Éireann, (the Irish Free State) came into being - the treaty having been accepted by the majority of TDs, but a sizeable number opposed. This opposition crystalised into the Irish Civil War from June 1922 to April 1923 - so the birth of this new state came at a time of conflict. Nevertheless, Saorstát Éireann lasted until 1937, when a new constitution created the Republic of Ireland and severed ties to the Crown.
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Old Dec 6th 2021, 9:17 pm
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Happy birthday Ireland! .....or at least, Happy Anniversary!!

100 years since the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 99 years since the formal creation of an independent Ireland.


On this day in 1921, representatives of Dáil Éireann, the parliament established after Sinn Féin's landslide victory in the 1918 general election, met with Crown representatives to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty, ending the Irish War of Independence.

On the Irish side, the delegation members were:
- Arthur Griffith,(chairman), TD, MP and Foreign Minister
- Michael Collins, TD, MP and Finance Minister
- Robert Barton, TD, MP and Minister for Economic Affairs
- Eamonn Duggan, TD and MP
- George Gavan Duffy, TD and MP

On the British side, the delegation memebers were:
- David Lloyd George (chairman) MP and Prime Minister
- Lord Birkenhead, Lord Chancellor
- Austen Chamberlain, MP and Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons
- Winston Churchill, MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies
- Sir Laming Worthington-Evans Bt, MP and Secretary of State for War
- Sir Gordon Hewart, MP and Attorney General
- Sir Hamar Greenwood, MP and Chief Secretary for Ireland

Among the treaty's main clauses were that:

- Crown forces would withdraw from 26 counties (but not from the 6 Ulster counties).
- Ireland would become a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, like Australia, Canada, etc.
- The King would be Head of State of the new free state, represented by a Governor General.
- Members of the new free state's parliament would be required to take an Oath of Allegiance.
- Northern Ireland (created by a previous Act) could withdraw from the new free state.
- Britain would keep certain"Treaty Ports" for the Royal Navy.
- The new free state would be liable for a proportion of the UK's National Debt
- The treaty would take precedence over the new Constitution of the Irish Free State.

When one of the British signatories complained that he might have signed his political death warrant, Michael Collins responded “I have signed my actual death-warrant.”, due to acceptance of these conditions and acknowledgement of the partition of Ulster. He was right.

On this day in 1922, Saorstát Éireann, (the Irish Free State) came into being - the treaty having been accepted by the majority of TDs, but a sizeable number opposed. This opposition crystalised into the Irish Civil War from June 1922 to April 1923 - so the birth of this new state came at a time of conflict. Nevertheless, Saorstát Éireann lasted until 1937, when a new constitution created the Republic of Ireland and severed ties to the Crown.
Happy birthday to Northern Ireland too, the unfortunate twin brother who ate a bit too much lead based paint as a kid, but is still kind of OK if you ignore all the bad bits
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Happy birthday Ireland! .....or at least, Happy Anniversary!!

100 years since the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 99 years since the formal creation of an independent Ireland.


On this day in 1921, representatives of Dáil Éireann, the parliament established after Sinn Féin's landslide victory in the 1918 general election, met with Crown representatives to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty, ending the Irish War of Independence.

On the Irish side, the delegation members were:
- Arthur Griffith,(chairman), TD, MP and Foreign Minister
- Michael Collins, TD, MP and Finance Minister
- Robert Barton, TD, MP and Minister for Economic Affairs
- Eamonn Duggan, TD and MP
- George Gavan Duffy, TD and MP

On the British side, the delegation memebers were:
- David Lloyd George (chairman) MP and Prime Minister
- Lord Birkenhead, Lord Chancellor
- Austen Chamberlain, MP and Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Commons
- Winston Churchill, MP and Secretary of State for the Colonies
- Sir Laming Worthington-Evans Bt, MP and Secretary of State for War
- Sir Gordon Hewart, MP and Attorney General
- Sir Hamar Greenwood, MP and Chief Secretary for Ireland

Among the treaty's main clauses were that:

- Crown forces would withdraw from 26 counties (but not from the 6 Ulster counties).
- Ireland would become a self-governing dominion of the British Empire, like Australia, Canada, etc.
- The King would be Head of State of the new free state, represented by a Governor General.
- Members of the new free state's parliament would be required to take an Oath of Allegiance.
- Northern Ireland (created by a previous Act) could withdraw from the new free state.
- Britain would keep certain"Treaty Ports" for the Royal Navy.
- The new free state would be liable for a proportion of the UK's National Debt
- The treaty would take precedence over the new Constitution of the Irish Free State.

When one of the British signatories complained that he might have signed his political death warrant, Michael Collins responded “I have signed my actual death-warrant.”, due to acceptance of these conditions and acknowledgement of the partition of Ulster. He was right.

On this day in 1922, Saorstát Éireann, (the Irish Free State) came into being - the treaty having been accepted by the majority of TDs, but a sizeable number opposed. This opposition crystalised into the Irish Civil War from June 1922 to April 1923 - so the birth of this new state came at a time of conflict. Nevertheless, Saorstát Éireann lasted until 1937, when a new constitution created the Republic of Ireland and severed ties to the Crown.
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Happy birthday to Northern Ireland too, the unfortunate twin brother who ate a bit too much lead based paint as a kid, but is still kind of OK if you ignore all the bad bits

Happy birthday to both of you.

Best wishes,

Your mostly English with a bit of Irish and some other stuff mixed in second cousin three times removed.
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Happy birthday to both of you.

Best wishes,

Your mostly English with a bit of Irish and some other stuff mixed in second cousin three times removed.
That's the most British Isles description

Whereas I'm so increasingly Scottish, I'm just waiting for that one ancestry update that's just got one big yellow circle.
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Happy birthday to both of you.

Best wishes,

Your mostly English with a bit of Irish and some other stuff mixed in second cousin three times removed.
Yup very best wishes.

I am 1/2 Scottish, he is 1/4 Irish…but being a life long Liverpool supporter trumps all that (SOS will agree methinks).

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