Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tribus, a division of the Roman people, tribe

1 a: a social group comprising numerous families, clans, or generations together with slaves, dependents, or adopted strangers b: a political division of the Roman people originally representing one of the three original tribes of ancient Rome c: phyle
2: a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest

source: Merriam-Webster

An extended family is a tribe within itself. Coming from a huge extended family spanning the four corners, I am very much aware of the intricacies of these relationships and how interdependent they can become. No matter the internal disputes or alliances, your tribe stands with you. I was very honoured to have been asked to capture the Gallagher “tribe” on the occasion of Duck’s 70th birthday celebrations. And so close to Christmas, it made me yearn to be amongst my own. And trust me, Christmas dinner at home can only be described as tribal! So forgive me for being maudlin but I present, the Gallaghers. It is a testament to Donal and Joan that every last member of their family were there to celebrate with them (well, almost all ;))

Birthday Post!

how can i resist that grin?

Just a quick post to mark my birthday! Yay for me! 🙂 I hope everyone has a had a wonderful Christmas break, i’m sure you’ve all had your turkey quota for the year. I’m busy busy busy with all the family, my mom is here for Christmas which is fantastic and also with editing a few different things which I promise will be up in the next few days. There are a couple of sneak peeks coming up so keep checking in. We had a lovely relaxing day yesterday visiting friends and a new baby and of course I couldn’t resist, so i’ve left you with a few!

And a great big heart felt thanks for all the lovely birthday greetings from across the globe! 🙂

Happy Birthday!

Today was extremely hectic.  I got the notion last night that I had to go shoe shopping in Enniskillen, even though I knew that we had Grainne’s birthday party on today as well as having Owen and Heather over for dinner, but i just had to go. So off Gia and I went this morning. Thing is, I came home with ten things, none of them shoes. But i am definitely on a shopping high. Yay for me!

The party was great fun and i couldn’t resist this one of Reuben. Such a sweet child with gorgeous chocolate eyes, you could melt in them.