The Joy of Text

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I recently paid a visit to the National Print Museum. It’s located in the Old Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks in Dublin. It is a working museum and the day I was there they were doing demonstrations using the big old machines that used to churn out our newpapers, books and posters. Continue reading

how to stage your home (or how to move house without moving)

stairsWe finally decided to go ahead with a viewing of our house to some prospective purchasers. I had cleaned the house till it gleamed. What started out as a dust and tidy turned into a manic re-organisational spree.

The pictures that have been on the floor for months (make that years) have been hung. Shelves have been de-cluttered, cushions arranged and candles lit. The entire house may not quite have had a feng shui makeover but there is an air of calm and (relative) sophistication. Continue reading

The gloves are off: How to sell in a depressed market?

for-sale-2-brightSo now we had set about a chain of events that might make the pigeon house ours. But first we had to figure out how to how to sell our house in a depressed climate? The answers were very clear, they just weren’t very easy. Continue reading