In a word

by Alison, 4/01/2015

Looking back at 2015 if I was to choose one word to represent the year that would have to be 'aspire'. We both made changes that hopefully will have a positive impact on our lives. 

I took the challenge to travel alone and the chance to complete the 12 week course in Ballymaloe. 

Ollie left his life on the seas behind and started a masters in Marine Renewable Energy in University College Cork. 

Even though this year provided so many beautiful experiences it has been challenging to make sense of it all. Since returning home from Ballymaloe, the most frequently asked question seems to be 'So what are you going to do now?' This question tends to stump me. I seem to answer it differently every time its asked.  That's partly why it has been radio silence here on the blog.  Ollie has been completely bogged down with college work and I have pretty much had writers block as I try to figure out things in my own head.

For 2016 I think a good word would be opportunity. We have reached our previous goals and now we are open to new possibilities. Heres to having an open mind and creating new goals as chances arise.


  1. I love your pictures. Happy New Year and relax, time will tell.

    1. Thanks a million Truus. Hope your New Year has started well

  2. Happy New Year guys and best of luck

  3. These place are very beautiful. Have you go there, Truus ?

  4. A new tour means some new experience and new vision. Actually I love tour very much but can't get time. I wish i wll be able soon to know the various world.
    Thanks for sharing such kind of great Idea.

  5. Nice articles, This is very interesting and informative.You shearing so nice picture,These place are very beautiful.Thanks for shearing