Elaine’s Roves N’ Troves 2016 Highlights

Elaine’s Roves N’ Troves 2016 Highlights

So as the end of the year closes in, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by and be thankful for all the great things in our lives and really appreciate all the small things in life that make us happy. 2016 has brought lots of amazing adventures, accomplishments, successes but not without many challenges and obstacles. No journey is easy and it’s definitely true to say difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

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Amazing Destinations

Speaking of destinations I’m so fortunate to have visited over 15 amazing destinations in 2016, getting to experience some of the most amazing places the world has to offer from Las Vegas, California and London to Vancouver, Austria and Chicago.

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Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, USA, January 2016

 

 

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Helicopter Tour, Las Vegas, USA, January 2016

 

 

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Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, January 2016

 

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Napa Valley, California, March 2016

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One of the many Winery’s in Napa Valley, California, March 2016

 

 

 

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Munich, Germany, June 2016

 

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Dunfanaghy, Ireland, July 2016

 

 

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Buxton, England, June 2016

 

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Carton House Hotel, Maynooth, Ireland, January 2016

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Lovely London, October 2016

 

 

 

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Skiing in Saalbach, Austria, March 2016

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Having a rest from the Slopes, Saalbach, Austria – March 2016

 

 

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Festive Break in Druids Glen, Wicklow, Ireland, December 2016

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Vancouver, Canada, September 2016

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Touring in Vancouver, Canada, September 2016

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Festive Break Away, Druids Glen and some shopping in Kildare Village,  December 2016

 

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Ireland v New Zealand Rugby Game, Chicago, November 2016

 

 

 

 

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Chicago, USA, December 2016

 

Work Promotions

Some of the other things I am truly grateful for is the opportunity to take on new and exciting roles in a job that I absolutely love. I love to keep learning all things new.

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Historic Events

Witnessing some historic events … like Ireland beating the All blacks was most definitely a highlight.

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Ireland v New  Zealand,  All Blacks, Chicago

 

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Meeting Joe Schmidt, Carton House, Maynooth, Ireland

 

 

New Home

2016 also marked the completion of my new home, after a long and challenging journey we finally made the big move. Leaving my family home after 35 happy years was most definitely sad but moving into my new home with my life long partner and friend made everything right.

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My New Home, August 2016

 

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Awakening to Incredible Sunrises

 

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First Christmas in my New Home, December 2016

 

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My First Festive Christmas Day Table, December 2016

 

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Turning My Home Into a Winter Wonderland

 

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OOTD Post

 

New Blog

And most recently I am so delighted to have finally taken the leap to launch my own blog, Elaine’s Roves N’ Troves, which I can’t wait to keep working on in 2017.

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Launch of Elaine’s Roves ‘n Troves Blog, October 2016

 

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Beauty Essentials Post

 

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Winter Wonderland Post

 

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Dashing Decorations Post

 

Simple Things in Life to be Grateful For

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Amazing Skies

 

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Tea with Family & Friends

 

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Family Times

 

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Days & Nite’s out

 

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Country Walks

 

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Snuggling Up In Comfy PJ’s

 

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Cosy Fires

 

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Good Times with my Life Long Partner & Best Friend

 

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Special Family Birthday Celebrations

 

 

Hello 2017

So now it’s time to hit restart and do it all over again, look ahead and set new goals, turn more dreams into reality and efforts into great achievements, reach new destinations and enjoy the journey it takes me on.Here’s to everyone, wishing you a fantastic 2017, may it bring the magic of something great.

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Looking forward to more celebrations  in 2017

 

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Heading Back to Las Vegas in March 2017!

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