Post script

As a post script to the previous post (a bit of a delayed post script), about half an hour or so after I had written it there was a knock on the door and one of our new neighbours had brought some biscuits and cake round as a Christmas gift. Another of our neighbours also did similar on Christmas Day, such lovely gestures, which were really appreciated.

We’ve managed to get broadband now and it works really well so it should be easier for me to get things sorted now. There’s still a fair bit to sort, the kids need PPS numbers but I need to get an official letter off a doctors or a school saying they need one before they will issue them. I need the numbers before I apply for child benefit or medical cards too.

Christmas was good in general. Different, but good. I managed to cook a ham in our little oven (which we would be lost without) and we had our dinner, it was lovely. We went for a walk and messaged and spoke to relatives. It went very quickly really.

Christmas day, J in our field.

our littlest elf.

On Boxing Day (otherwise known as St Stephens day in Ireland) we went for a walk towards a mass rock nearby. Mass rocks are apparently where Catholics gathered and used as an altar when it was difficult/impossible for them to meet in public (mid 17th century). We aren’t sure whether we saw a mass rock (we need to find out where they actually are), but it was a gorgeous walk.

It’s a bit of a quiet/adjustment period for us at the moment but I think it will soon get busy, so we had better make the most of it!

Yesterday at Drumshanbo.

If I don’t post before..Happy New Year. May God bless you all in every way – The father of lights, in whom there is no darkness.

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Autumn time!

I love autumn. We’ve been out today and there’s just a change in the air, a stillness, a coolness, and it is so beautiful.

I’ve just seen on facebook, someone has put that it is 15 weeks until Christmas (I haven’t checked) but 15 weeks?? I really hope we move before that! We could do with getting the place warmed up for a start..

So yesterday we sent off our applications for pps numbers (Personal Public Service number) and I’m hoping I enclosed everything I needed to identification wise and that we hear back soon. We heard from the estate agent and the details of the property have now been released to both solicitors (the sellers and ours) and we are just waiting to get the report from the surveyor. We still haven’t heard anything about our completion date yet, but I’m trusting God that it is his timing and that it is right.

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