One of them

When I last came through Irish Customs after my trip to Newfoundland in October, the officer took a look at my passport and residency card and said, “Ah, you’re one of us for a while.” It made me smile. It was the first cheery response I’d had during my time in Ireland so far. OtherContinue reading “One of them”

Exploring North America’s most easterly point

This past October I took advantage of a new direct route offered by Canadian airline, Westjet, from Dublin to St. John’s in Newfoundland to visit one of my sisters. In under six hours, I was walking around the colourful streets TripAdvisor likens to a mini San Francisco! Unfortunately I’ve only been to San Fran’s airportContinue reading “Exploring North America’s most easterly point”

Weekend in London town

It seems we never tire of a trip across the pond to visit friends! Last month we spent a long weekend in London, catching up with our Aussie mates who were over visiting from Brisbane en route to Italy. We also caught up with our other Brisbane friends and an Irish relative who are allContinue reading “Weekend in London town”

Local characters

Remember when I mentioned I often find out information from complete strangers?  Maybe it’s because I am inquisitive, perhaps it’s my friendly Canadian nature. Or maybe I have an inviting presence that spurns people to confide in me. Either way, we decided to go for a lovely 10km walk through Dublin’s southeast suburbs last Saturday,Continue reading “Local characters”

Summer love

I have had a whirlwind of a summer! I’ve walked the cavernous rooms of the Tate Modern while discussing life in small town Ireland with our friends in London. Stumbled across a makeshift throwback to my hometown in Borough Markets, while sipping on freshly pressed watermelon juice. Wandered the streets of Dublin City South suburbsContinue reading “Summer love”

Having a laugh

I’ve been off the radar for a month now! My how time flies. Just a little snippet of what I’ve been up to: A quick spring trip home to Canada to eat great true north strong and free food (and to see my family and friends of course). Joining the Irish workforce in Kildare, goingContinue reading “Having a laugh”

Highlights from the Highlands

I’m on a bus to Dublin airport en route to Canada for the bank holiday weekend so I might as well share some highlights from our trip to Edinburgh. First I will start with Customs – for all you international couples out there, be sure you check your boarding pass before going through security. TurnsContinue reading “Highlights from the Highlands”

The conversation of coincidences

Hope you had a lovely Easter long weekend! Before I delve into what we got up to in Edinburgh by way of too many photos, I must share a conversation I had today. Because really, this isn’t just a picture blog, it’s also for sharing snippets of everyday moments that happen to me. Rare orContinue reading “The conversation of coincidences”