See you soon, Rome!

In my last post I left you some thoughts about my little holiday in Rome. In the first place, why Rome? And why now? (I would never go to Italy in full summer – because of the heat and touristic season) Mr J and I were in a pub on his birthday last January, and…

Roman roamings

Two weeks ago (already?!), Mr J and I went to Rome, where we spent 5 days. We found this B&B at Piramide, about a 20 minutes walk from the Colosseum. The room was on the terrace of an apartment on the 9th floor, with direct access to a nice little terrace bordered with jasmine plants,…

A refreshing day

First day of fresh air after weeks of horrible heat, and I start functioning again. My life was in stand-by mode for a while. Too long, actually. (Apart from the 5 most fantastic days spent in Rome with Mr J. I’ll tell you again about it) Recently, I don’t know exactly how and why, I…

Interview & changes

Recently, the Italian expat website “Voglio Vivere Così” interviewed me. They asked me interesting questions about my move to Ireland and my life here. Between the time of the interview and the publishing, a few months passed. I was thinking of how many things have changed in this couple of months. For example, I had…

Priorities

A while ago, Mr J gave me the little bottle in the picture. He had found it by the sea, and he was sure it was a very old ink bottle. I thought it could be anything, and also very new, since the sea makes everything look old so easily. But no, it was certainly…

My Italian non-holiday

As every expat knows, going back to the place we come from, visiting friends and family, is never a holiday. It’s rather a way to notice changes, about ourselves and the people we know and live far from us. As I usually do when I come back home after about a week of this kind…

The Agate tiny collection

It’s a very special, very limited, very colourful collection. It brings me back to the beginning of Moonily Yours creations. The shop was then called Moonstone, and I had the first batch of stones to work with. A few agate necklaces came with me to my first few markets in Ireland, and these 4 were…

56/56 Tis the day

A recap on my eviction journey. Today was the deadline to leave the old house. As you could see reading this journal, it took way less to find a new place. This was due to a mix of anxiety, adaptability, luck, and collaboration between me and my housemate. How am I feeling now? Well, let’s…

Insomnia

In the last couple of weeks I have been suffering from a very bad form of insomnia. I have never really slept well since I moved to this new apartment, but it became worse and worse. I remember experiencing something like this only once before, 4 years ago, before I left Italy. Last week, I…

My Women’s day

I never liked festivities or recurrent dates during the year. Not because they are fake or commercial, but because I hate when somebody tells me why I should celebrate something. I even have difficulties with birthdays. Anyway, on this women’s day, I spent a few minutes thinking about myself, like an assessment of who I…