Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Part of this blog is meant to highlight the fact I often find myself engaged in conversation with complete strangers. So before I detail what I did, ate, drank, saw and explored during my 20-day stint in New York City, Toronto and Ottawa, let me introduce you to three chanceContinue reading “Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air”

Remembering 2014

“He is the happiest man who can set the end of his life in connection with the beginning.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 2014 was a year of firsts for me. My first move to Ireland. My first Irish job. My first visits to Germany, Scotland, Belgium, St. John’s and the Czech Republic. Followed closelyContinue reading “Remembering 2014”

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”

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”

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”

The big questions

We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December.   I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”

Obtuse observations

Ob·tuse ( b-t s , -ty s , b-) adj. ob·tus·er, ob·tus·est 1. a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. b. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity: an obtuse remark. c. Not distinctly felt: an obtuse pain. 2. a. Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form; blunt. The other day I was waitingContinue reading “Obtuse observations”