Mid-March mayhem

Our Paddys Day (or St Patrick’s Day) celebrations went off last weekend without a hitch. Everyone’s flights arrived on time, nobody lost their luggage, we had a front row view of the parade, found a space to rest our pints and it didn’t rain! We took our friends around the village we live in inContinue reading “Mid-March mayhem”

Another chapter

Today I cried for the first time in over two months. I was in the middle of a book store. It appears as though I can’t apply for a driver’s license here because even though they exchange Australian licenses for Irish ones, Canada and Ireland do not currently have a reciprocal agreement. So even thoughContinue reading “Another chapter”

The life of a LOL

We’ve been run off our feet these days. While the husband has been working for the past month at his new job, I’ve been busy buying bedding, sorting internet, attempting to make detox smoothies, ringing car salesmen and testing out the local cafes. And I tell you, the life of a Lady of Leisure (LOL)Continue reading “The life of a LOL”

Irish times

We’ve been in the Emerald Isle for the past month, while the husband looked for work, we caught up with family and tried to get our bearings. I dealt with this uncertainty and the ‘winds of change’ the way any normal foreigner would. Through Guinness, long and winding walks, baking in the turf fired range,Continue reading “Irish times”

Oh Canada

We have been in my home country, Canada, for two weeks now and have noticed just a few things. – We will never be warm enough. The mercury’s been solid since we’ve been here, never straying too far from -10. That’s Celsius people. – Our dollars are stretching further. Between home cooking, $5 breakfasts andContinue reading “Oh Canada”

The adventure begins

We are sitting at the airport in the lounge waiting to board our flight. We’ve made multiple weigh-ins and the check in area bins are now stuffed with toiletries, runners, magazines and other odds and ends that were weighing us down. Literally. We couldn’t get through until I moved my belongings around and I’m nowContinue reading “The adventure begins”

A day at the Races

Last week I celebrated my last Melbourne Cup Race in Australia for a while. Mind you, the fact I’ve never been to Victoria or Flemington Racecourse during Melbourne Cup Carnival never stops me from getting into the spirit! We had morning tea and lunch at work, where we entered the ‘sweeps’ and I even madeContinue reading “A day at the Races”