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…

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…

Warming up – Part 1

Hello Everyone, Just a little Monday motivation post, to tell you a couple of things I’m doing to keep warm and in the right mood in the transition from autumn to winter. First of all, I tried a repice from “The Petitecook” blog. It was a delicious Vegan Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup. And what…

#loseaminute

Since when I left Italy and started living and working in Ireland, my mind expanded and my old thinking patterns shrank. What do I mean by that? Well, first of all, that human beings get used to better life quality and tend to consider it normal. But we never forget what was before, and why…

Autumn treats for you!

Even though rain and wind are a constant presence here in Ireland, there is something in the air that marks the transition between seasons. At the end of July, for example, I have noticed a different kind of cold. It was slowly turning from the Atlantic cool summer breeze to the chilly quiet wind. The…

Once upon an August

Mr J says I’m hypochondriac. I say that this is quite true, but I became one in the last couple of years or so. Italians living here say that Italian doctors are better. I say that I have experienced the same amount of bad and good both here in Ireland and in Italy. About three…

Of songs, swans and rosemary

Tonight I wanted to tell you about a new little Irish adventure of mine. The location is again Ballina, Mr J’s hometown. I have spent the last week-end here. I could tell you about the lovely walk along the river Moy, coming back just before dark. I think my subconscious was looking for a somewhat…

Expat daughter of Italian parents. How it works

Today I’m going to tell you what is it like to be an expat daughter of Italian parents. Being parents of an Italian expat is not an easy job. They start planning the visit to your new country months in advance, mainly because they have to decide what to store for you in their big…

Take pics like a pro, in Ireland

Happy Thursday! For today I have decided to put together a photo album using the pics I’ve taken in my touristy weekend with my friend last week. I have to say, taking very nice pics in Ireland is way too easy! Moonily Yours, Serena *** Buon Giovedì! Oggi ho pensato di mettere insieme un mini…