So much to celebrate!


I’ve been doing a lot of celebrating since my last blog: a family wedding, a birthday and a big anniversary! And all in the same week – phew! First we flew to Dublin for my niece Corinne’s wedding. She’s my late sister Deborah’s oldest daughter and oh, how very, very sad it was that Deborah could not be there but how very, very proud she would have been of all three of her beautiful daughters that day.

Corinne met her husband Ronnie when they were both working for a charity in Guatemala and the wedding was the most magical Irish/Guatemalan/Spanish/American mix. There were many tears and much laughter on just the most wonderful day, and I’ve been given permission by the bride to share a couple of photos with you. The above photo is just so beautiful: Ronnie and Corinne with their Guatemalan “parents”, a couple who became so special to them when they were working over there and who left the country for the very first time in their lives to fly to Ireland for the wedding. Below is Corinne with her two sisters Ellen and Holly; I love them all so very much! And there’s me and hubby JJ too, having a lovely time!

We stayed on in Ireland after the wedding to celebrate first JJ’s  birthday and then a couple of days later (eek!) our silver wedding anniversary. Twenty-five years of marriage – how did that happen? We’ve actually been together twenty-eight years, so more than half my life. The man deserves a medal, putting up with me for that long, eh? Here are two photos, from then and now, a quarter of a century on…I feel so lucky to have shared so many years with my lovely husband.

We headed off to the west of Ireland countryside (where I lived for nine years growing up) for three glorious days; we walked in the woods and along the river, took a boat trip on Lough Corrib and just generally chilled out. We hadn’t been away together since our trip to the Lake District in May so it’s been a long working summer, and it was lovely to just chill out.

Diamonique 1ct tw Baguette Heart Pendant & 45cm Chain Sterling Silver 343250

By the way, if you’re celebrating a similar occasion and want something to remember it by, the September Diamonique Design of the Month might work very well. It’s a very lovely pendant with a combined heart and angel wings design so rather special.

Elemis 4 Piece Pro-Collagen Skincare Secrets

And before I go, a quick heads up for Elemis fans – the brand is bringing us the most fantastic Today’s Special Value offer on Sunday 15th but you can get in early and order it HERE now. The Four-Piece Pro-Collagen Skincare Secrets Collection sees the QVC launch of the new Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil (I adore oils so – yay!), plus the Oxygenating Night Cream, Ultra Rich Marine Cream and the Advanced Eye Treatment, all in a lovely gift box. An amazing collection as always at a very good price.

Right, that’s it from me for now! Have a lovely week.

Love Jackie x


12 Responses

  1. Hi Jackie, looking fab Lady! and your Nieces look lovely too. isn’t it funny how time flies, we’re celebrating 30 years next year! Eeek, I still feel like I’m in my twenties. Looks like you had a lovely time at the wedding, and your anniversary! Stay fabulous. X

  2. Congratulations on your 25 anniversary 🥂is that really you on the left on your wedding if it is you look totally different

  3. Congratulations on your silver wedding annivetsary. The pictures of your neices wedding are lovely, also loved the outfit you wore, it was unusual.

  4. Great blog Jackie. How lovely do your nieces look and yes you are right your late sister would have been so proud. Beautiful girls and i love all their dresses. Congratulations to you both as well on your silver anniversary. You both looked great then and now. Lovely pics xx

    1. Thanks so much Karen. I’m so proud of my nieces too, they are three wonderful girls. And yes, pictures to treasure.

  5. Congratulations Jackie it looks like you had a wonderful few days of celebrations I celebrated my 80th birthday on the 11th September and also had a wonderful few days there is nothing like being with family on these occasions and im sure your late sister would have been looking down on her beautiful family smiling and hugging you all and hubby looks very happy too Love Pam xx

    1. Oh happy belated birthday Pam! I’m so glad you had a lovely time. And thank you for the kind words too. It’s on days like these that we count our blessings isn’t it?
      Love J x

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