I’m Bláithín, an Irish gal with an American twang [so I’m told] living in Dublin. My Irish name, when translated to English, means Little Flower. I’m in my 30’s, married and live in a quiet coastal town with my darling hubby, James, adorable Son Indiana James and our 3 furbabies; Ivory Luna, Ferdinand Magellan & Sasha Star.

I retired from my 14 year career as a Wedding Planner and Business Woman in 2017 to focus on starting a family. Just before my retirement, we got the shock of our lives to discover that I was pregnant, naturally, something that was never supposed to happen. Unfortunately our beautiful baby girl, Riley was born much too early and died shortly after birth. We were very fortunate to get pregnant again just three months later. Our darling Sophia was born at 23 weeks day 3 days and lived for 1 month. Because of the wonderful team and fabulous Prof. Sean Daly in the Coombe, after placing a transabdominal cerclage in November 2018 we welcomed our beautiful son, Indiana James on October 7th, 2019.

If I was to put a label on what I’m doing now, I’m a full-time mum who is an Author & Lifestyle Enthusiast and loving it!

I’m [rather ambitously] working on my third, fourth, and fifth books simultaneously. Mostly because the fog of baby brain seems to be lifting and I’m terrified if I don’t seize the moment it will return and I’ll be able for nothing ever again. You can find out a little more about these 3 books and the 2 I have already published here.

Through this blog I will share little tasters of what you can expect in the books and there are going to be some pretty cool ‘added extras’ for those on my pre-order mailing list so be sure to sign up! I’ll also be sharing about my life, my big weight loss journey, and house renovation projects, and all the other fun [and not so fun] stuff I get up to.

[If you weren’t convinced already] Reasons to convince you I’m interesting and you should regularly read my blog:

1.      I am a twin; my sibling did not survive the pregnancy.

2.      I successfully potty trained and gave up my dummy at 3 years. #winning

3.      I had an imaginary dog, called dog, as a child [I now have a real dog, a Maltese called Sasha Star]#dreamsdocometrue

4.      When I was 5 I put my baby brother in the fireplace so that Santa would take him back, he did not; I was disgusted. Thankfully I got over the disgust and now love my brother.

5.      I started learning music at 5 and soon [read: after much blood, sweat and tears] became a concert flutist. As a child and teenager I played for many important people in big fancy buildings.

6.      I turned down the opportunity to be Alice in Wonderland in a movie to go to a friend’s birthday party. #regrets

7.      I am dyslexic. #doesnotholdmeback

8.      I have PCOS

9.      I became an Air Hostess at 18, on my first day on the job I got on the wrong plane, for the wrong airline and started counting passengers. #morto

10.   Because of a square inch of land I own in Scotland you can officially call my Lady Bláithín.

11.   I was an Interior Designer before I became a Wedding Planner.

12.   I’ve been proposed to 7 times. I said yes twice and I’ve been married once to the same wonderful man for 12 years and counting.

13.   I am an author and have 2 published books. [And am writing my third]

14.   I’ve planned 1000’s of weddings, which include Royal and Celebrity weddings.

15.   I am the daughter of a Knight & Dame.

16.   I was born with a tumor that I had removed 33 years later.

17.   I was infertile for 35 years.

18.   I have 2 daughters in heaven, Riley & Sophia.

19.   My biggest fears in life are; the dentist, spiders and that my husband will die before me.

20.   I plan to run a bookstore and be the town’s official cat lady in my twilight years; my goal is 50 cats.