12/56 From house to home, and back

When you decide to change your lifestyle, then you achieve that goal, and get used to it, it’s not easy to go back to what was before. This is what is happening to me. I got used to live on my own, to have my spaces, to do things at my rythm, to listen only…

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…

8/56 Blaming and bla bla bla

I remember when I moved to Ireland and was looking for a job. I only knew I wanted to stay here, so I was looking for any type of job. Every restaurant, shop, website, had my resume. The only thing missing was experience. I had never worked before in my life, except from baby-sitting maybe….

6/56 Oops, I forgot myself

Yesterday, on my most lazy day, I realized that for just a few days I had forgotten about my good habits, and my body and mind where reminding me of that. I felt confused of course, without any energy, feeling fatter already, my back was starting to ache again, my stomach got cramps, and had…

5/56 Crashed on a sunny day

Today I had so many different little moments with many different big feelings. I cleaned the house, and fell suddenly so much better. And it was a full sunny day! Not a shower! You already know I’m not particularly hungry for the sun, but obviously the cats were. They had a lot of meetings in…

3/56 Dream vs Reality

Yesterday I saw a house for sale in an area of the city that I love, close to the sea and the woods. As soon as I arrived I saw a cat on the neighbour’s window, and thought it was a good omen. The house was nice, very small, in my price range, with a…

2/56 The eviction letter

At the end of last year, I decided to become openly aware of how beautiful 2017 had been. I warned myself that t’s always dangerous to say it out loud. I also repeated myself that I wouldn’t let a stupid invisible fear lessen what I was feeling, and that I would have faced the next…

My Word of my year

In the last few years, around December or January, everyone seems to start looking for their own word of the year. This key word states the main new year’s goal, which is usually an attitude, a feeling, or a habit. I even heard about different methods and tests to find your word, and sometimes this…

Sherry trifle & a shy turkey

This year I decided not to go back to Italy for Christmas. Instead, I spent it with Mr J and his family. One of his sisters had arranged the renting of a holiday home close to the beach of Enniscrone, and we went there for dinner three times in a row! First of all, I…

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…