Home before Christmas

“It will happen just when it’s meant to happen”, or “what you are looking for will come at the right time”. You are in a difficult situation, struggling to find a solution to a riddle that life put in front of you, and someone you love says those words. You know they are right. After…

This was/is Halloween

I absolutely love the story of Halloween, the pagan origin of the festivity, the dark side of it, the link to the unknown. In the first couple of years I spent in Ireland, I enjoyed dressing up, and I would still love to do it if a party should come up. Here in Galway, the…

Galway Arts Festival 2018

Galway, city of festivals. It still amazes me how many festivals are organised in this relatively small city throughout the year. Amazing is also the level of quality and variety that they boast. You always have the feeling that what you see is something beautiful and so simple at the same time. You can clearly…

Types of blog I love

In my last post, I answered two of the main questions I’m asked about blogging: why do you blog? Is it not too personal? As I promised there, here I would like to list some topics I like to read about in other blogs. I’m not going to list specific blogs, but rather summarise on…

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…

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…

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…