If you’ve been around for some time, then you may remember that last year I took a break to find the bottom of my wash-basket. Although I did find the bottom of the wash-basket and several hundred pairs of socks, the idea was to become disconnected.  That was the more difficult task but made a huge difference to me personally. As a result I made some changes to the way I work and the time I spend with the family.

It was so successful that as a family, we have decided to disconnect from things for a little while. My husband has taken time offand the kids have a long endless list of things they would like to do with us over the next few days. I’ve committed to only checking my mails every now and again, breaking from social media, and being more present. From a work point of view I’m still available to clients, in fact I’m working on an exciting new project that I’ll fill you in on soon.

To be honest with you I had thought that if I worked ahead I’d be able to schedule loads of content on the blog, youtube, twitter, facebook etc. That way (in my head) you all would be none the wiser. Scheduling so much stuff was going to give me massive stress and workload before I switched off. Also because of my commitment to the family to disconnect I wouldn’t be able to respond to any comments or queries after posting an update. That’s something I feel is an essential part of what I do.

The blog is just me. I guess if I’m taking a break then the blog will too.

It’s really important to take this down-time; to invest in our family, to invest in myself. Life will go on without the blog updates and social media bits ‘n bobs. So this is the best way to explain to you that I’m going to be quiet for a little while.

I hope at the end of this self-enforced break I’ll be back with recharged batteries, new inspiration, and better blog posts/videos and much more.


I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.