In other news

While we’ve been busy settling in to Kildare, a few exciting things have happened since my last post.

We bought a car! It’s a VW so here’s hoping it lasts for the time we need it. Solid, red and manual. While I’m not a fan of being a passenger in life, I will give in until Canada can sort out its’ license swap with Ireland.


I now have a lovely home office! It’s light, bright and cheerful. While you glance up at your drop ceiling tiles in the open plan office where your cubicle lies, know that somewhere, there is an expat sorting through her paperwork one pink drawer at a time.


(Real) spring arrived! Although it has supposedly been hanging around since February, it decided to officially make its’ appearance known through blooming daffodils and budding trees. Much better. We even had a 15+ degree day this week with sunshine and the ice cream truck had a cameo.


I was in the Irish Queenslander magazine for my sports club’s December annual social, as a friend informed me. AND I was published in Global Living Magazine! Ok it was one Tweet but it’s still in print and I am a recognised ‘expat’. Thanks GLM.

Lastly, I booked a short trip home to Canada over the May long weekend. So not only will I have a post about Edinburgh after Easter, I can also write about spring on the farm in Ontario.

Looking forward to a month of short getaways and I hope you get to do a bit of exploring of your own this season too!

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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