New Year’s Eve in Lisdoonvarna

Everybody knows it’s usually not good to speak too soon. But sometimes we are so positive about something, that we forget about it. Luckily, life is always ready to send us a reminder. This note from life came to me on New Year’s Eve, after I had spent all day repeating how great 2017 had…

Every Irish sings

This is a little story about music. This is a little story about Irish people and music. I was in a small beautiful town here in Ireland, Ballina, at the Salmon Festival last summer, and at the end of a cheerful day I ended up in the beer garden of a pub with a bunch…

Just natural laws

I’ve never seen a sky as blue and clear here in Ireland as the one I saw in the last three days. In the morning, a layer of frost covers this town with white glitters. Then the sky colour turns from a deep black-blue into a purplish blue, then into a pinkish light blue, to…

Funny Forecasts

Sometimes I consult my app on my phone to check the weather and find the most funny forecasts. Who writes them must have a really good imagination and an Irish sense of humour. This is an example list (copied in the original sequence) from a few days ago: A shower or two late. Brief morning showers;…

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…

Welcome back to Ireland, Serena!

Every time I have to face an important step in my life, I find it hard to realize fully all the difficulties I’m about to deal with. As a consequence, I usually tackle it with relative serenity. This happened now as well. As my leaving day was approaching, my excitement and anxiety kept decreasing. It…