18/56 Home & Neighbours

Most of what made it so enjoyable living in this house, was the relationship with my neighbours. This home is part of a block of 5 houses, all sharing the same back garden. I wouldn’t meet any neighbours during winter, but summer turned the garden into a friendly meeting point. I remember when I moved…

17/56 To risk or not to risk?

I have left a bit of suspence yesterday. I was silent, and today I can talk again. We got a new accommodation!!! As it usually happens, all buses were passing at the same time yesterday for me and my housemate. We had a perfect house landlord who had to choose by today between us and…

A delicious seasons cocktail!

The first time I’ve heard that here in Ireland spring starts on the 1st of February, I was startled. I have always traditionally connected this mid season to the first beautiful days of the year, and February for me was still winter. Having been living here for about four years, I had to adapt to…

Here I go again!

Yes, I’m back. What has been happening to me lately? Easy-peasy: I made one of my three biggest dreams come true: I’ve set up home in Galway. There is a huge difference between “moving” to a place and “settling down”. In my last posts I had already moved to Galway, but I was still looking…

Dissatisfaction vs. Satisfaction: a personal challenge

Ten days ago Moonstone was officially born. I’d like to try and explain my feelings at that very moment, but to do so I need to let you know what happened at the beginning. Everyone has a dream, but no one ever consciounsly realizes when it starts to sparkle. Sometimes one doesn’t even know what the…