At the doctor

From what I always hear, one of the most difficult things to get used to for an Italian living abroad is the health system. First of all, we are used to a public health system, where you don’t have to pay for any little thing. Here in Ireland, I had the first heart attack when…

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…

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…

25/56 Moved – and giveaway winner

Couldn’t keep up with my journal in the last few days because I was living in between the old and the new place, and the internet had already been moved. We finished moving yesterday, thanks to all the beautiful people who helped me. And I’m writing on an empty stomach, since I couldn’t go shopping…

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…

17/56 To risk or not to risk?

I have left a bit of suspence yesterday. I was silent, and today I can talk again. We got a new accommodation!!! As it usually happens, all buses were passing at the same time yesterday for me and my housemate. We had a perfect house landlord who had to choose by today between us and…

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…

9/56 Procrastination queen

I could win a prize in procrastination. I actually have moments when I hate to put anything off, but some things are just so boring! After considering it for a while (I took my lazy time), I listened to my neighbour’s suggestion, and bought a stove online. According to my usual luck, it arrived damaged,…