…and what better time to go live than the first of the month!

I’ve wanted to start a blog for the past few years, in fact it has been on at least two New Years resolution lists, but I kept putting it off. Now that I’m on the job hunt and freelancing, I figure I’ve no excuses left, so here goes!

My first foray into the blogging world was in 2013/2014 when I lived in California and used tumblr as a platform to share my experiences there with family and friends. It also served as a bit of a diary, and I’m lucky now to have so many documented memories from that year.

However, mirensomers.com will be completely different.

I have many nicknames, (Mazza, Mir, Mazzy, Mimi, Mirsie, Mazz to name a few) but I decided to use my own name for this site as I haven’t come across another Miren, at least, not yet! Guaranteed I’ll meet millions now haha!


For those of you who don’t know me, I’m a 24 year old from Cork living in Dublin for the past number of years. I’m currently trying to figure out the next step in my careervery fond of a good Snapchat filter and am rarely seen without my sunglasses on my head and a coffee in my hand.


My childhood dream was to be a musical theatre performer, but after doing an undergrad in Drama and Theatre Studies, I started working for Jameson and fell in love with the portfolio and the industry. Add an MSc in Business to that mix, and well, I didn’t make it to Broadway (yet!). We always blame the drink don’t we? I still attend the theatre regularly so you can expect plenty of reviews. I write for Irish Whiskey Magazine, so expect whisk(e)y blog posts too.

I believe that having a work:life balance is crucial for success, and for the past year I haven’t achieved that balance at all, (it was mostly work, and now it is all life!). So really, this blog is an attempt at achieving and documenting that. I love to travel, experience new places and things, and I tend to become quite passionate with topics I’m interested in and fully immerse myself in them. (Apologies to everyone who put up with me when I first got into whiskey, your tolerance was greatly appreciated!) Some of my current interests are whisk(e)y, gin, cocktails, food, fitness, fashion, beauty, design, interiors, books, coffee and of course the arts; music, theatre, film, dance… the list goes on and on!

So, on the off chance you’re interested in any of these things, then please follow along! 🙂

One thought on “And so it begins…

  1. Barry Shannahan says:

    Ok, Miren, I’m in! My wife and I will be visiting Ireland in September. Who knows, maybe we’ll bump into you while there.

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