Thursday 19 September 2013

I'm Back and I'm Not Cheerful

We've just spent a fabulous 10 days in Ireland.  Aaron and I headed West, to Ireland, and even more West, as it was to the West of Ireland, the home of all of my kin.

Having not blogged the whole time I was there, I wondered what my first post on return would be about, but it was an easy decision after visiting Mummy From The Heart just now.  It's well overdue that I join in with Reasons to be Cheerful.

I am tired from flying back yesterday, I have FLU, and I am stressed about unpacking.  BUT, it is when you don't feel cheerful that it is GOOD to join in, as it forces you to focus on all that is good.  There's always something after all :-)

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

  1. Despite there being an issue with somewhere to stay, my Aunt really put herself out, and accommodated us.  We had a beautiful house to stay in as a result and they laid on super food for us everyday.  My jeans are VERY loose now, just from 10 days of eating 3 square meals a day, and lots of outdoor time with Aaron - even went on trampoline with him a few times too.  I think what lost me the weight while I was there was the lack of snacking. I think the only sugar I had was the wedding cake and the sugar in my coffee.  Whereas when I am at home I have 4 slices of chocolate toast every morning! Oooops!  It was great of her to let us stay with them, considering she was/is mother of the bride.  It was a packed to the rafters, fun house to holiday in.  My only regret is I should have stayed in a B&B on the eve of the wedding so that I did not get under their feet on the morning of the wedding when they were all getting ready.
  2. Had a couple of days with my best friend in Ireland, who has 3 boys, so that was fabulous, for me, and for Aaron.
  3. The wedding was awesome, and despite not having childcare for Aaron I did manage to dance my little socks off.  My only regret was that I should have brought the hubby, so he could take Aaron to bed, and then I could have stayed up even later.
  4. Aaron loved the hotel room we stayed in the night of the wedding - he did make me laugh though as he said that the TV channels were rubbish and not as good as the ones in Thomas Land (he obviously went to his brain archive and found the "last time I stayed in hotel" file).
  5. The wedding was awesome and I did the first reading and typed up the Order of Service (which I was proud of).
  6. I know some of you would like to see the New Look dress. Well here it is below :-)
  7. I went to an awesome Kiddicare blogger focus group last night (blog post to follow).  Yes, I went to it despite flying back that same day.  I am feeling it today, well mainly because I have flu.
Had to have my hair done as I felt under dressed at the wedding in May, when I didn't!

We prayed for good weather for the wedding and God answered with blue skies and an unseasonably warm day that everyone noticed! The above is Aaron on the morning of the wedding before I dressed him. It was so hot he went to the hair dressers with me in the above shorts and t-shirt.  The only day he was able to dress Summery the whole time we were there. Our Gran really did shine down on the wedding with good weather and we even had a rainbow (a full horse shoe) in the sky, the day before the wedding and the day after. Like an open and a close from heaven!

Loved my affordable New Look dress!

Me in New Look and Aaron TK Maxxed!
That's all for now.  What've you all been up to?

Liska xx


  1. Sounds like a lovely trip, love that dress and your hair was gorgeous ;-)

  2. You both looked wonderful! Glad you had a great time in Ireland, it's a place I'd love to visit x

  3. Sounds wonderful!! And you both looked great, glad it went well xx

  4. You look great. Love the elegant hair-do.

  5. So glad you had such a good time and were well looked after. You look amazing and I love the hair do xx

  6. What amazing weather for the wedding - that's the nice thing about autumn / winter weddings, good weather comes as a bonus, because you've usually planned for bad. Sounds like you've had a great week, even if you're feeling rubbish now. Hope you feel better soon.

  7. sounds like you guys had a fab time :D x

  8. awww check you out you look lovely and hope the flu will disappear soon xx

  9. So glad you had a lovely break. Your hair do is fab! x


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