Sometimes, It’s Not Rainbows and Unicorns

Here's the honest truth: every day is not roses, unicorns, and kittens for me. I'm not frolicking in the grassy fields playing patty-cake with the sheep under a rainbow. Unfortunately. (I wish this was my photo but it's not. Photo by Madeline Maria Weber - Stormy sky, sheep and a rainbow nearĀ Ballinskelligs Bay in Ireland)... Continue Reading →

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O-O-Phelia

It seems so long ago now! October 16th, the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia whipped Ireland. We were told to stay home from work as the tropical storm lashed against our windows, broke trees, lifted roof tiles, or entire roofs. The storm hit on the Saturday, and had I foreseen the weather for the Sunday, I... Continue Reading →

Amsterdam, Holland

After leaving Eva to be a proper adult, Jess, Scott and I got to Amsterdam in the early afternoon on Monday. By this point in my trip, I was quite tired. Lots of walking, visiting, taking in the sights and not as much sleep as I probably needed. Also, as a general rule (and I... Continue Reading →

Utrecht, Holland

Finally came the moment. The whole purpose of going to Holland - meeting up with Jessamy and Eva! The first time the trio was back together in 6 years! Jess brought her partner Scott along as well, which was really nice because we have seen so much of him in Facebook land, but never in... Continue Reading →

Haarlem, Holland

I left Leiden in the morning October 5th. I took a train to Haarlem with the plan to stay one night and meeting up with Eva, Jessamy and her partner in crime Scott. I left Leiden in the rain, and the sun came out for the bulk of the two following days, and boy did... Continue Reading →

Leiden, Holland

In early October, I celebrated my 28th birthday in Cork. The day after, I was on a plane headed to Holland! In university, I was so fortunate to have wonderful roommates. In my first semester of university, I shared a campus apartment with three girls - two of which became amazing friends. We adopted others... Continue Reading →

A Summer of Celebration

Part of the reason I worried about moving to Ireland was that I knew I was going to miss stuff. Missing events is not a completely foreign concept to me - and maybe that's what made it something to worry about. I have moved around a lot since I joined the world of adulthood some... Continue Reading →

The Herons of Cork City

Growing up, my family loved camping. We still do. My dad always made a point of teaching us about birds and plants wherever we were. He has this big pair of binoculars and a book to identify birds and plants in our area. One of the birds we rarely came across was the elusive and... Continue Reading →

A Day At UCC and Fitzgerald’s Park

Now that the holiday and celebration stuff is sorted, I can return to telling you about what's happening (or actually what HAS happened) in Ireland-land. A long time ago, in a land far far away... Actually it was August 26th, and about a five minute walk from my place, but who's counting. I met up... Continue Reading →

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