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03 August 2013 @ 11:19 pm
Vonnie's Ireland  
Greetings my beautiful flist,

I think you are all enjoying Vonnie's Ireland as much as I am (I promise when these Ireland posts are over,I'm going back to being called Yvonne again hahaha)

Today, I am bringing you all into my house (clean your feet on the way in and make a wish. Aparently when you cross a threshold for the first time you make a wish)

This is going to be fun I think, it's a very big post and there is alot to see. My house seems to look alot better in good light for some reason. It does in these photographs anyway.

Okay, lets get started, Welcome into my home :)

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This is the first room you see when you come through my
front door. Say hello to miss Charlie, shes sleeping on
my mom's bed in the sitting room :)

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This is further into the sitting room, here you can
see alot of family photo's and a nice plant where
a tv used to sit. But since we converted down there
into my mom's bedroom the tv has been moved

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Here we have a still from the movie The Quiet Man,
I think my neighour bought this for my dad, a long
time ago.

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This is my mom's bed, say hi miss Charlie again lol.
She usually sleeps there at night as well :)

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This is the other corner of my sitting room.
I don't mind that it's converted for me mom when she
comes to stay. The stairs are too much for her legs now
and I never use it anyway :)

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This is the dining room, where we all sit and chat
and this is one of my fave rooms in my house. It
seems to look alot brighter than it usually does,
but thats just great lighting from out back.

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Here it is from a different angle, now you can see
how dull it is. That sofa is actually third hand lol,
but I try to keep it well clean :)

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Here is the top of the first set of stairs
(there is three in my house) and at the top
of the stairs you can see charlie's water bowl
which sits on her mat that say's 'The Boss Eats Here'

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Oh, here we go, this is me bathroom.:)

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Here is the last set of stairs in the house.
That carpet is over ten years old, it could
do with a good clean it's filthy lol.

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This is my kitchen, there's hardly any room it
at all. It's quite tiny. I remember as a child
if too many people were in the kitchen when dinner
was being made, my dad used to say there's too
many chiefs and not enough indians lol.

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This is the other side of the kitchen,
that wall hasn't been wallpapered in
over ten years lol. Over time many people
have written stuff on it.

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This plant sits on my kitchen window
with a salt and pepper shaker one of you
recently sent me :)

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Another veiw of my kitchen :)

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This door leads outside to my back garden.

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Just a small view of the corner
of the dining room :)

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Lol,I got her attention this time :)
This was taken when I was standing at
the top of the stairs. I zoomed the camera in
on here and whistled, and she looked up. I think
this is by far the cutest pic I have ever seen
of Charlie. Look at that wee face *loves her*

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I love how big my bath looks here,wow lol.

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Me mom insisted I take a pic of her
nails my sister paid for her to get done.
They are her own she just got them manicured :)

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This is the view from my bedroom window.
It's raining very heavy here but you can't notice it.

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This is my computer corner (by the way we are now in
my bedroom)

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One of you sent me a jigsaw of Brian with Teddy
and I made it up and put it into this frame,last
year I think.

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What I treasure most :)

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Someone got me this last Christmas :)
It's a clock.

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As you can see, I'm slightly (just ever so slightly,
mind you) obsessed with these people lol :)

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This is the wee table beside my bed
(yes, I forgot to take my mouth-guard I wear to
bed every night back into it's wee container
but it's in it now lol)

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This hangs on the back of my bedroom door
(I got it a few years ago)

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This my wardrobe (that I hate)
but you can only see a bit of it here)

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My tv (Again, I'm not obsessed by
Gale or Randy as you can see)

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Do you know anyone who wore one of these? lol

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I really need to get a frame for these,
they are laminated presently just waiting
to be framed.

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Say hi to Ruby,one of you sent me her :)

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A closer look (not sure why lol)

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This is where we sleep (yes, they all sleep on my bed too
lol) That's Tinkerbell (the white cat)and the star wars dude
who I think is called Yoda, a dolphin called Mitzee and
a small bear called Sasha.

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The view straight a head from my bed :)

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Where you see Gale Harold written it's actually
cross stiching I did a few years ago, it needs a wee
frame too :)

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That's my blue gym ball,it sits behind
my computer chair but I put it at the bottom of my bed to
take these photo's :)

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One of Randy's autographs that Judy got me :)

I'm afraid that brings us to the end folks,
did you have a nice visit? I sure hope you did.

Charlie and I loved having you all stop by,and
do call again, you're welcome any time :)
Current Location: alternate universe
Current Mood: happyhappy
Bigdogz09bigdogz09 on August 3rd, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
You have a lovely home! I love all the oak wood trim and the color scheme. Having your mother in your sitting room reminds me when I had to turn my living room into my bedroom for 6 months one time and 2 months another. Both times were due to separate injuries. And I had a couple of big dogs that tried to hog my bed, at least that little baby is politely sharing the bed.

These are lovely entries into the Vonnie's Ireland series.

Looking forward to the next installation. Where are you taking us next?

All the best,


Edited at 2013-08-04 12:03 am (UTC)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Hi Laura,

*Hugs you and is glad you came into my home for the tour*

The house actually need much work done to it, that's all been like that for nearly 15 years now.

My dad put all the wood on and varnished it all himself (he was much more fitter then)

The wallpaper in my bedroom was put up for when my niece and her mom (my sister Emma) lived here a few years ago, it's teenage wallpaper lol (I call it that anyway) and it also needs redoing some time.

I think next I'm heading to Cong, Co Mayo. I'm writing a story (I think I mentioned that to you?) and I want to take everyone around where the boys are going to be in my fic. I think it should be fun, it will give me another busy day tomorrow hehehe.

Much love and thank you so much for reading and commenting to my posts, Laura.

*Hugs you and kisses your cheek before bidding you farewell at the door* - Yvonne and Charlie xx

shadownycshadownyc on August 4th, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
I loved the tour of your "world"!

Your room is so beautiful and the pics on the wall are fabulous.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 12:26 am (UTC)
Hi Carolyn,

*Hugs you and is glad you came into my home for the tour*

Thank you for coming in to check out my post about my house inside, lovely to have you here lol.

Do you like that wallpaper? I think it's very 'teenagery' (I know that's not a word but it is for this reply lol)

Yea, I love the pics alot, I would feel empty if they were took down, I would miss them alot lol.

Thank you for always coming in and reading and commenting, I appreciate that alot my friend.

*Hugs you and kisses your cheek before bidding you farewell at the door* - Yvonne and Charlie xx
guavejuice: thingofbeautyguavejuice on August 4th, 2013 08:41 am (UTC)
OMG gurl!!
First of all thank you so much for the warm welcome *cleans feet and makes a wish*
I LOVE your house but then I love those typical British housed like those you see in British TV shows.
How nice of you to convert your sitting room to make your mom feel comfortable when she's staying at your place.
and gurl... I LOOOOOVE your room ;) I guess you can say you have a *mild* G/R-QaF obsession but I LOVE it!
I love that when one of my LJ friends does this virtual tours we always see the QaF/G&R corner at one point. I have one too on my desk but it's nothing compared to yours. I esp love the view from your bed (those three YUMMI Gale pics *meltz*)
oh and HRH Charlie is soo adorable. Give her h hug from me.
Thank you soooo muchly.
Please do part 4 ;)
*hugs you tightly*

Edited at 2013-08-04 08:41 am (UTC)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
*Hugs you and welcomes you in*

I never sat down there at all so all it did was gather dust. My mom has a bad back and struggles coming up the stairs. We have a small toilet downstairs that is handy for her too (Its actually just as you come in through the front door but I forgot to photograph it *rolls eyes*)

I love my room, just not the wallpaper but I will get that changed at some point. This used to be my parents room when I was growing up. I remember they had a lovely blue coloured wallpaper in here.

I never thought I'd give a virtual tour in here before and I really enjoyed giving it alot.

Yep, the boys always show up some time in our virtual tour of the home posts lol. I love all the stuff I have in my room alot.

My pics are my pride and joys :)

I certainly will hug Charlie for you, and Milo too if you like :)

Much love ~ Yvonne xx
bigj52: brianlipsbigj52 on August 4th, 2013 10:48 am (UTC)
Love the tour and it brings back lovely memories of my visit with you. Pic 26 of Randy with the two kids is mine. Did I send that to you and the first autographed pic of Randy is one I forgot about. Charlie looks so cute. Love all your QaF memorabilia and that you wake up to Gale every morning.
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Ah yes,

My dear Judy, I loved having you here and enjoyed spending time with you alot.

Maybe one day you'll return, you are always welcome to my home :)

I think you did send that photo to me of Randy and the two kids along with some others from that time that I have in my wee photograph book.

It's still only half full, so I will need to get more pics for it some time. :)

Have you seen my other Ireland post? I have done the town and my park also, Next I am doing Cong In Co Mayo Ireland.

Love You ~ Yvonne xx
Lynspike7451 on August 4th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the tour of your lovely home. :)

Your room is FABULOUS! :D
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 4th, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Aww,thank you Lyn,

I'm changing the wallpaper some time in the near future because I don't like it very much,but the rest of the house is good enough for the time being :)

Huge Hugs ~ Yvonne xx
Grammy (aka Sandy): B/J Loversmandagrammy on August 5th, 2013 06:59 am (UTC)
I really love your house, Vonnie. All that wood makes my heart happy. Your bedroom reminds me a lot of my bedroom, and yes I'm talking the QAF all over the place. One entire wall in my bedroom is dedicated just to QAF and two closet doors have QAF all over them. One entire section of my large bookcase is strictly for QAF too. Personally, I think our addictions are perfectly normal and healthy. LOL! Btw, I finally watched 'Fertile Ground' just two weeks ago. Gale was so good in it. Thank you so much for the tour. Huge hugs, Grammy
Mariongalenut on August 5th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
I must say I enjoyed the tour of your home. Thanks for sharing with us. Marion
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on August 5th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hi Marion *Hugs you*

I'm so happy you came in to see this post, I had fun making it (all of the Vonnie's Ireland post's actually)

I was very happy to show you all my humble home and where I live.

Much love ~ Yvonne xx