So a lot has happened since I last posted on here. Our little boy arrived, safe and sound though not without drama, on the 20th of May and I have been taking the time since then to recover and enjoy his first few months. I feel that I have now emerged from the fog and can begin to focus on the house and renovations.
We received notice in late July that we had been granted planning permission for our proposed extension. Since then we have been working with our Architect, Conor Hourigan (drakehourigan.com) , to tweak the design and to prepare a tender for potential builders. We have yet to get the go ahead from the bank but we are very hopeful. As we wait and before we have to make decisions I am going to be doing a LOT of research on everything from floor finishes to lighting. So, watch this space as I plan to share our progress and hopefully some of what I get up to in between devouring interiors magazines and exuberant pinning on Pinterest!