27 Dec 18
My Friends are Animals

We had been living at our new house for just over seven months when we came to our first Xmas here. At the time it was still heated by an old Parkray fire that burned coke so once it was lit it was red hot, sadly it sometimes took hours, even days to get it […]

15 Dec 18
Spratts Fireplaces and Stove Centre

We have seen a steady increase in room dividing and double side fires in the recent times, this is a direct result of how we live in our homes today, larger open plan kitchen dining/rooms with a sitting rooms adjoined usually with large glass walls to gardens or views to Donegal’s beautiful scenery. But as […]

04 Nov 18
A doctor in the house

Once the bathroom was done our new priority was heating. The house didn’t have central heating when we moved in, instead we relied on an old Parkray boiler – a coal heated fireplace in the living room with a water pump behind it. We thought it was a quaint feature of the house initially and […]

14 Oct 18

Monday 8th October: It was eventful from the off! Before Johns van even disappeared from view down the drive, we lost power, no electric, so I check the main fuse board, nope not our electric at fault, next find the phone that plugs into the phone line because we have the handsets that are powered […]