Goodbye 2014! 

Just thinking back over the past year and all in all it’s been pretty good! I got a night away in April to see Gary Barlow for friends 40th, a night away to Dublin & Kildare village for another 40th, a hen weekend in Edinburgh, 2 weddings, a brilliant weeks holiday in Ibiza & the Michael Buble concert this month. I’ve made new friends through my Church and have become closer to existing friends. 

The biggest change in my life is that for the first time since I had kids I will officially be a stay at home mum from 10th January. After being there for over 10 years I handed in my notice a few weeks ago. I am so thankful for my husband for supporting me in this and everything I do. 

So 2015 will be a year when I decide what I want to do next. It’s all in Gods hands. 

My mum in law sent me this verse yesterday. It’s a popular verse but one I love:


Another Christmas…another cold

As long as I can remember I have been ill over the Christmas holidays. I had constant tonsillitis as a child and it always struck in December.

Now I seem to get a head cold or the flu every single Christmas. When I was pregnant with my son 3 years ago I contracted swine flu, thankfully my GP picked it up straight away unlike the hospital I was referred to who left me for a week without test results!

Anyway this year Christmas Eve & Day passed without so much as a cough or a sniffle. Then having a conversation by text to a friend I boasted how this was the first year I can remember not being ill….famous last words..woke up feeling awful on Sunday and by Monday I felt my head was going to explode.

So I took painkillers and then sent hubbie out to get a bottle of whiskey to make a hot toddy. I had different recipes but basically just made it up as I went along.

So I put about 2 tablespoons or a little bit extra 😉 of whiskey (we got the cheapest) added boiling water, a couple of squirts of honey, a slice of lemon, a little bit of clove and i put cinnamon stick in it. You can make it sweeter by adding sugar or more honey.  I’m not a fan of whiskey but this is lovely when you’re not feeling well. Hope it helps me!!


Ok so decided to start blogging…big 40th on the horizon in 2015 so thought this might be a good place to share my thoughts, my favourite products and clothes, my faith & my attempts at crafting & baking!!

This is new to me so hang in there! I can only get better!! 😳