Happy New Year 2014 - and a Look-Back at 2013.

As the final sun of 2013 sets, it's time for my annual review of our year through this blog-diary of mine.

                            New Year's Eve sunset over the Sugar Loaf Mountain, Co Wicklow.

It's amazing the things you forget as the year and it's seasons pass; the things you've done and the emotions that course through you at various stages.

It's been a good year for us here at chez Jazzy, all things considered. We are very lucky.

We've enjoyed some wonderful journey's like Teen Boy's first ever trip away from home sans parents, a short family holiday and an amazing 2 day trip to the Giant's Causeway.

We also managed to fit in a quick getaway to our favourite, energising holiday haven too!

We've followed our boy's progress through school, scouts and life itself. At 14 he is without doubt the typical loving, amusing and willfully reluctant teenager that you would expect! A teenage butterfly, with sometimes visible barbs, flitting here and there finding his way through the world.... all as it should be.

Our much loved patient continues her incredible fight to defeat the medics. Visiting her is very difficult emotionally, but we are so very grateful that she is still with us to visit.

Personally speaking I've had a fruitful year. I enjoyed our teen musical experience, our Newspaper appearance and how well received a special blog post of mine was. I'm also very much enjoying additional social media involvement.

                                                  Photo from the Irish Independent
I've had some fun writing blog posts this year; In particular I've enjoyed sharing my new found hooker skills with you (crochet, people, crochet!), my Supermarket Flash(mob)Dance thoughts and discussing what constitutes Work - Dahling!

However it's to my Brain Freeze post that I turn to now, as my brain continues it's blog freeze. Have I finally run out of things to write about, I wonder?

I fear that I have but we'll head forward to 2014 with renewed vigour and positivity. With no New Year's Resolutions as such, just a decision to make some personal, healthy changes. To do exactly as I did last year in fact. That can't be too difficult now, can it?

I thank you all for visiting and reading my rambling ruminations this year, your support is always appreciated; and I very much look forward to visiting you on your blogs, or on twitter and facebook, in the New Year.

I wish you all peace and happiness in your lives, as 2013 makes it's departure and the New Year of 2014 prepares to dawn on us all.

Let's hope it's a good one...... with another really good Irish Summer!

Here's hoping!

Stay safe and be happy.



  1. Replies
    1. @Lisamaree Dom: Thanks Lisa. I do hope 2014 is good to you and your family.

      xx Jazzy

  2. It's always good to hear the positives in people's lives, so I hope the brain freeze doesn't stick around! Wishing you all a very merry New Year and a happy 2014! x

  3. @Steph Curtis: Thanks Steph! I di try to be positive and, generally speaking, I have lots of reasons to be so. A new start that a new year provides might help melt the brain freeze.
    Have a wonderful 2014....

    xx Jazzy

  4. @Unknown: Thanks V :-)

    xx Jazzy

  5. What a lovely, lovely post.... and the photos are wonderful, and just love the one of you and your son. I hope that 2014 is a great one for you. And you must not give up on the blog - that's an order. X

  6. @Older Mum: Aw, thank you so much! Gosh, I better stick with the blogging so! There are times when I wonder though, your comment has given me an extra push so thank you :-)

    xx Jazzy


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