2012 was probably one of the most memorable years of my life. I don’t know how it happened, but I did so much: lived in Tuscany for 3 months, spent 12 weeks back home in Ireland, ran 19 miles with my brother (as a pacer) in Colorado for a 100-mile Ultra Trail Race, a week in Cape May at a beach house with friends, spent time with old friends and made some very special new friends along the way. It was all a gift and I feel lucky.
Leaving St Peter’s Basilica and heading out into Rome’s biggest snowstorm in 20 years!
Snow capped palm tree, Rome
the ultimate coffee moment (with Mario & Danielle at Sant’Eustachio cafe in Rome)
How could I deprive you of this inside view of the most impressive arena in the world; The Colosseum.
View from my window in Cortona, Italy
The Fam going downtown!
Approaching Christ’s Church Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
The Taking Of Christ by Caravaggio in the National Galley In Dublin
Back and side view of st Coleman’s church, Cobh, County Cork
fun with a hula hoop (Slea Head Beach)
Cooking was a huge and wonderful part of my year!
Enniscorthy Castle & Museum, County Wexford, Ireland
Beach Cape May
Walking with Ide
Running with Sean
Sean getting a hug from his friend Matt after about 40 miles (Howelson hill)
The first hill (can you see Sean)
support from friends as he gets ready to run through the night
You made it Sean – Congratulations!
Just Some of the Family, Old Friends & New Friends
Daughter Ide’s Birthday cake
Auntie June & Suki in Carlow (constant companions of Calder and Ide)
Simply: Ide & Marie-Lyse
Simply: Calder & Marie-lyse
Bird with Ide at Vineyard in Pennslyvania
Becca in Italy!
My Friend Arrington juicing oranges for our brunch
New and old friends: Mario, Shawn, Chris, Andrea, Danielle in Venice
New friend Ninfa, nimbly peeling an orange for dinner in Colle Puccioli
New Friend Tom (in his kitchen)
Calder & Mimi enjoying the view from Carrick-a-Rede
Me & My Bro
Lovely Thib (with Ide)
Lovely Britt (with Ide)
John in Orvieto (and Dave!)
Picnic with the kids (nothing better)
My Lily – 1996- November 25th 2012 – miss you Lil’
Roll on 2013!