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…

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…

33/56 Friendly words

Sometimes, during tough times, people who you think are far from you and your experiences, can surprise you with just a sentence. Sometimes the most simple thing can be the most powerful. The most powerful words are the ones that hit the target without having being uttered with any intention. A couple of weeks ago,…

32/56 Snow days

This couple of snow days have been a blessing. I don’t like snow at all, but I have to admit this time I have to thank it. Even though I risk to get something broken every time I leave home, or even though now everything will turn into grey slush. Last Sunday, February 25th, I officially…

19/56 The good spirits

I’ve always been sure that there is somebody looking over me in the most critical times of my life. I’m also pretty sure of who this spirit is. I don’t believe in a God, but I’m sure there is some kind of energy in the world, dedicated to every one of us. It can manifest…

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…

10/56 Crafted my day

After yesterday’s story, today I woke up with the snow. It was my fault again. In the afternoon, I saw the best house I have seen so far since the begininning of the hunting. Since it was so nice, there were too many people to see it. I even tried to convince the owner with a…

Befana vs Little Christmas

The 6th of January is an interesting date in both Ireland and Italy. It surely marks the end of the Christmas season, and I think it’s time for me too to put aside the decorations that this year I particularly enjoyed. Why is this day special? Let’s start from Ireland. Here, the feast of the…

No New Year’s resolutions?

Hard to believe that 2017 is almost over. At this time last year I was thinking of my new New Year’s resolutions, but this time I decided to do the opposite. I’m thinking back, to what I did with my 2017 resolutions. I realised that I have managed to turn some of them into habits,…

Warming Up – Part 2

This second part of how to warm up coming closer to Christmas is all about going out. Warming up by going out? Yes! First thing, go wandering in your town streets just for the sake of it. After a little walking with your nose up to the Christmas lights, you will get warm – especially…