The cottage with the tin roof



The cottage with the tin roof, originally uploaded by magnum_lady.

I spotted this little cottage while I was out walking the other day. I think it’s very quaint, it’s a shame it’s been left. I would love to know the history of the place. We used to have a tiny one roomed cottage at the end of the lane, it housed a couple and their ten children! I’ve no idea how they all fitted in there.

Welcome to my new readers! I couldn’t believe how busy my blog had got over the last couple of days, it’s really good of you to take the time to say hello šŸ˜€

Today was shopping day as usual. On the way into town I took mum to the pensions office. She hasn’t had her pension sorted out and it’s nearly 3 months since dad died…without her getting any money. Aparently they are still ‘working on it’. They also have her birth certificate which she needs back to get herself a passport, it looks like she will have to wait longer.
I think it’s mad, I also think they should give out some kind of booklet telling people what needs to be done when someone dies, there is so much to be done and when you haven’t been through it before it’s a lot to take in…..anyway rant over.

It finally stopped raining so I managed to get the grass cut, there is quite a big garden with this house and it takes about two hours to cut it all. I don’t mind though, I have my mp3 player on, sorry to anyone walking by who heard me murdering the songs! It was all going really well until a sparrow decided to crap on my shoulder….how very charming.

6 thoughts on “The cottage with the tin roof

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  1. Can’t believe I missed your last two posts – had some friends staying for the weekend and their baby was sleeping in the room where the computer is!! Just looked back – I love your daisy photo…

    And another beautiful photo above – don’t think I’ve seen a tin roof before! btw – isn’t it lucky if a bird poos on you?? Hope so x

  2. You can get a document here for when someone dies – it does help with some of the stuff but you can’t rush public servants – you should know that….

    1. It would be helpful to have some kind of document here.
      I shouldn’t complain about public servants because I used to be one….but this is one of the downsides of Ireland, some things take ages to sort out.

  3. What a lovely blog, defininely looking forward to reading more of your musings!

    I often see those empty houses and wonder how on earth women raised families of 12 or even 15 kids in them. One small tin-bath, cold water, a fire and beds any old way , it’s mind blowing how much Ireland has changed in just a few decades really.

    1. Thanks Niamh.
      I actually remember visiting my nan in the 80’s, she had no bathroom, so only a tin bath and just a range for heating….and she lived in the centre of Galway, unbelievable really.

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