2016 – lets roll with it 

I can honestly say that I was never “over the moon” to see the back of any particular year. However I will admit that I’m not one for wild New Years Eve parties and celebrations and counting down to Ring it in ! I’m happy out to go to go bed and wake up on Jan 1 and carry on as normal.

It’s good to remember the positive parts – boys first trip to Croker, our first family holiday abroad, becoming a member of @ITWBN, realizing the benefits of seaweed and loving it at the local seaweed baths, sandy sunny days spent at the beach and much more.

All that said I am glad to be seeing the back of 2015 – between losing our jobs and the emotions that go with that … Kerry lost, Tipp lost, the Legion lost (all big things in this house), a friend who went through a few months of a tough time (I felt her pain and loss for days) and having had surgery myself three weeks ago you know what I’m ready now to move on ! ON ON ON

New Year here and hands up I’m not the one for making Resolutions ! If I wrote down a resolution it would be gone with the bath water by the end of Jan. I’m also not big into the hundreds of quotes, motivational or otherwise that fly around social media but I do save anyone that ticks some box in my head somewhere. Sharing some of them throughout this post !

So it’s simple really no New Years resolutions but lots of goals and maybe a bucket list … All might I add chopping and changing as the year goes on and the seasons change !

At home with the Fam during Christmas and the diaries came out. We pencilled in a few dates over the next few months . All of a sudden we were at the beginning of March. I will admit GAA featured highly, sure the MGrath cup starts Sunday week. Am involved in organising a family get together which is going to be really great so looking forward to that !

Can’t wait for the stretch in the evenings, looking forward to getting out as much as possible with the boys whether it’s bike, run or crawl. WK Fitness are having a kids element to their running and Fitness Festival in April with lots of kids activities planned so we might take part. There’s the annual Mt Brandon day trip on the list of course, Cnoc na Carraige right here outside the door and Tomás wants to take his bike to Killarney National Park (to chase the deer 😂😂). I’d love to do one of the cycles on the weekend of Feile na Bealtaine so if you see me hanging over handle bars somewhere between now and then you’ll know it’s all for a good cause ! Care to join me … Get in Touch I’d love it ! More the merrier 🚴🏻🚴🏻 so yes being fitter and healthier is definitely top of my list.

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Boys bought Mom a cookbook for Christmas. I do get sick of cooking the same ole same ole sometimes & then give up & serve shit for a day or two until I realize it makes you feel like shit so needs must & we pull ourselves back together & back on track.Hoping to try out lots of new healthy recipes with their little helping hands and promise if it’s worth sharing them you’ll all be in on it 👍🏻


As I get older I definitely think we need to cut out the negativity in the world. There’s enough hatred in the world.  Just be kind, we have no idea what’s going on in someone else’s life so who are we to judge ! That’s why I like this quote about starting each day on a positive note (even if the 6 year old is demanding the sun, moon and stars at 7am) take a deep breadth that’s all ! Who cares if the neighbours don’t open the front room curtains all day. Who cares if someone chooses to walk 5k in black stilettos or order a green salad and sparkling water when out for a meal.  Who knows that these people haven’t been up all night with sick kids, or have eaten enough for three earlier in the day.  Each to their own. Your positive mindset will make all the difference if you set it to positive when you hop out of bed every morning.

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Needs must and top of the “to do” list upgrade the laptop that will make it a kids free zone and a bloggers paradise for Mom ! Have lots of posts started but (being interrupted by kids can’t be an excuse) I think it’s storage space or lack of it is slowing it down along with the 7 year old asking if he can “Google MacGregor Mom” … I think I asked him at this point if he learnt about Google ar scoil. So Yes big plans to do at least one blog post a week so if it’s not happening people get onto me give me the nudge …

There’s the whole matter of the bedside locker – cant even take a picture to show you its so bad.  Just samples of beauty products piling up amongst a few biros, a nail varnish, a notebook, water, phone, few pain killers and anything else that I think I might need. Biggest challenge for me tomorrow night will be to leave the technology – phone included downstairs when I retreat for beauty sleep.

Getting a job too is a must if I’m to keep buying ingredients for all this cooking ! After 15 years in the one office chair it’s time for some self growth and self development

That’s it in a nutshell … No list … no start date … But a happy, healthier life embracing all life has to offer. I hope 2016 brings you all the same and I’m taking this chance to thank you all for your support and looking forward to much more … Who knows what lies ahead

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