Our bags are indeed packed… are we ready to go? That is another question entirely!
My husband, John and I have lived in London for 7 years and on October 7th 2016 we discovered at our 3 month scan that we were expecting triplets. The word shock doesn’t even begin to cover the feelings that we both felt that day. A lot of life decisions were required and life was suddenly on fast forward.
John is from Cork, I am from Kildare. We met when working with a financial and IT consultancy firm called First Derivatives in Northern Ireland but the romance didn’t really blossom until we were both living in London working on projects there. Our whole ‘courtship’ happened in London and it is a city that has a special place in both of our hearts. We married in Mijas in Spain in May 2015 and have lived in Clapham Junction for the past 3 years. Even though we are in bed most Saturday nights by 11pm, we love the hustle and bustle of Clapham. I’m a big fan of the café culture and I love my Saturday morning runs around Clapham or Wandsworth Common. It is very stylish around Northcote road and a lovely place to have a coffee and watch the world go by.
We were lucky in that once we decided to start a family, it happened very quickly for us and in the early days of pregnancy I remember watching the yummy mummies saunter along the street at the Saturday morning food markets, their bundles of joy perfectly kitted out in beautiful outfits and playing with their siblings. I couldn’t help but imagine myself pushing my bugaboo with little McNamara Junior, making new friends and just loving my new life as a Mum…. Well the best laid plans are oft laid to waste and this whole triplet news had put a spanner in the works…
After a lot of deliberation we decided that the best place for us was Ireland, we needed our family more than ever. Our long term plan was always to move home but both of us were still enjoying London and we are the type that generally drift along… the ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ type. Perhaps, this was the kick we needed to make the move, to officially settle down and make a definite life plan.
So since October 7th, I have handed in my notice in work, we have ended our apartment lease, we have bought a Citroen C4 Picasso 7 seater with three iso-fix points in the back seat for the bambinos and we have packed up our London life and piled it into said 7 seater. John is heading for Holyhead to get the ferry to Dublin port and on December 16th (my 31st birthday) I will fly home on a one way ticket to the Emerald Isle….
Are we really ready to go?….. well watch this space my friends!!