It was very much worth the wait.

My week started off by hosting the inaugural Northern Ireland Hotel of the year awards at Titanic Belfast.  I really enjoyed it.  As with many events that I host you never quite know who will be in room on any one evening.  It was great to bump into many familiar faces and to celebrate with the winners. The team
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I always wonder if they truly knew how much they were loved

I pen my thoughts this week after hearing the news of the passing of legendary Irish Broadcaster Gay Byrne.  Unlike many people who grew up across Ireland watching Gay, at home we didn’t receive RTE. It wasn’t until my late teens I got to know who Gay Byrne was, the influence he had and the esteem with
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In defeat you appreciate just how good it is to win.

It’s been a great start to the week with some winter sunshine and a drive down the coast to play golf at Kirkistown.  My golfing partner Andy and I even won the match; which was probably unexpected.  That made it even sweeter.  If you like your golf Kirkistown is ‘dry’ and the greens are superb so it is
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I might as well have been in a sauna

Is it really October?  I am writing this weeks blog having just returned after a run were I totally underestimated the weather.  Track top and woolly hat on, I might as well have been in a sauna.  The sun is shining more so than it did in July and August, but this I feel is the good before
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Next year, I’m driving!

The weeks are literally flying by.  I am full on with logistics management today as my car is in getting fixed, having been reversed into a couple of weeks ago and Julia’s car is also getting a small repair after someone opened their door next to her and the wind caught it and ‘dent’. The joys.  So between
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It’s sad, I know!

I am just back from Dublin having been at the ‘Zeminar’ youth conference at the National Sports Institute.  I was there to meet the youth organisations who have been awarded grants from this years Coca Cola ‘Thank you fund’.  I have been an ambassador for the fund over the past few years and have seen the great
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