Saturday, 17 January 2015

Snow at Last

Here we are again, snow and more snow but luckily we haven't got as much as everybody else.  I don't mind this but my hubby loves the snow and is not happy with the fact that we don't get as much snow, well I'm hoping we won't, we life in well you might as well call it a valley, as we have the Mourne mountains on one side and the Slieve Gullion on the other side which has meant the last couple of winters we haven't been getting as much snow as the rest of the country.

Today in order to keep hubby happy we took a drive out of Newry towards Hilltown not that really long of a drive, about ten minutes at most as Newry is pretty small but nice, we stopped along the country road to take a few photos of the mountains and hills covered in snow.  Plus this morning after I left kids to school I got pictures of our local surroundings in snow.

Its amazing how snow makes everything look so good, but we do have some pretty scenery.

Hope you like the photos

Monday, 12 January 2015

New Year Resolutions

Like everyone else in the world we all make Resolutions at the start of the new year, but most of the time as January rolls into February half of those Resolutions end up going out the window as we become yet engrossed in our everyday lives.

So this year I have decided no excuses I really need to get to a gym, I'm not over weight exactly but alot bigger than what I used to be.  My excuse for that happening well I had a bi-lateral spinal fusion in February 2012 and left me immobile for a good year and a half afterwards so within that time I put on a good bit of weight, so know its time to get back into shape.

My next Resolution is to save big time my hubby and I didn't have a honeymoon when we got married 10 years ago this year, so after along discussion I have convinced my hubby that we need a holiday abroad this year, somewhere nice and warm would be lovely.

My main aim off this new year is to get back into college I had started college 2 years ago but due to my own medical problems I had to stop the course, now I am hoping no I want to get back to college and finish my course on my own merit.  So roll on September.

Friday, 2 January 2015

A Look Back At My Year of 2014

January 2014

Like every other year must of us spend January trying to recover from Christmas and paying the bills conjured during this time so nothing special their.  Except for the cold which is never a surprise here


This seen the celebration of not only St Valentine's day but also my Son Dylans 17th birthday.


This was an up and down month as my Granny Maisie died aged 89yrs on the 5th after suffering dementia for 6 years and leukaemia for 4 months

While my son Dylan attended his first Formal, looking good all dressed up


This turned into a joyous month with the 16th birthday of my daughter Leah

But the beginning of spring seen Easter and the start of the good weather                                             


This was a very happy month in which we celebrated my beautiful niece Grace First Holy Communion.  That was a brilliant day with the whole family together



Which seen the start of summer, what a change the sun at last to relax in


We celebrated the 15th birthday of my son Christopher and the good weather seen the garden in bloom

The sunshine also seen some lovely days out along the coast to Warrenpoint


It was a fairly quiet month to start of with while we celebrated my hubby's birthday and our wedding anniversary


Seen the kids go back to school and while my daughter Leah started her first year of college, my son Dylan returning for his second year.  

I had been growing our own veg so now we got a first harvest of spuds


This is usually an up and down month with the cold weather setting in and the clocks going back an hour seeing the shorter days draw in, but the celebration of Halloween always seems to cheer the month up a bit.


This month I was very proud of my daughter Leah she done her first proper play on stage of the musical Hairspray with the Bosco Drama group

Newry town also turned on their Christmas lights on the 21st


This brings in excitement for alot of people especially kids as Christmas draws closer, we put up our Xmas decorations on the 12th

I make a Xmas cake with help from everyone even Leah who decorates it

The long anticipated day arrives when not only where my kids and hubby pleased with what they got, but I also get what I have been wanting for a long time a new laptop...YES and the surprise of a new diamond ring

New Year 2015

Happy new year everyone hope you all have a good year.