I find it really helpful to remind myself daily why I chose to move back to Ireland. This keeps me motivated on the days when I doubt the decision, or start to dream about moving somewhere else, or when I fear the winter coming.Read More
Naively, we looked at three schools only before we moved back, and a fourth upon our return. I thought that we had covered all options - the local Roman Catholic national school, the local community national school (non-denominational or all denominational), the local Church of Ireland national school and the local private fee paying school.Read More
I bet you never thought you'd hear me say that about winter! Especially when I have just come from two years living in the tropics, the first winter inevitably should be tortuous.
Yet, I have this thing with frosty, crunchy leaves underfoot.Read More
I am driven mad by chaos and chaotic with trying to do it all.Read More
Exclusively available in Ireland at the Garden of Poets shop! Contemporary and luxury boho chic handmade leather and pearls - wear casual with a jumper and jeans or dress up for a party or wedding, This is jewellery that you will wear again and again.Read More
If you could choose just one book to take with you, what would it be?Read More
I find myself falling in love all over again, falling in love with Ireland.Read More
I honestly don't know where I fit in here in Ireland. I'm Irish, but now I'm a 'blow in'. What is that?Read More
Two months after arriving in Ireland. I share a few of my fears for the future here in Ireland. It is not yet home but I have high hopes for this little island nation of my heart.Read More
To think that one of my concerns leaving Antigua was that I would no longer witness jaw dropping sunsets or wake up to a colour explosion. Despite a degree in science, I forgot that the sun rises and sets in all countries. Hah!Read More
A lovely welcome back home to Ireland. We have left Antigua in the Caribbean and moved to County Meath in Ireland to be near my parents as we find our feet on the auld sod. Getting here has been the fun part, but then the reality set in when we had to buy a car - this is no mean feat for immigrants to Ireland!Read More
A heartfelt video filmed just before our departure from Antigua. Am I afraid? Bloody terrified. Filled with doubt? Check. Doing it anyway? We're on the rollercoaster, front seat, baby! Looking forward to the next adventure? I have so many plans that it is not funny anymore.Read More
I am sitting at my desk in Antigua in the Caribbean surrounded by quotes, paperwork and packing boxes. The scent of jasmine blossom fills the air. The view from my desk, through the louvered window that lets in the warm breeze, looks over Galleon Beach and the sea entrance to Nelson’s Dockyard. The beach is dotted with coconut palms and the garden is bright with hibiscus, bougainvillea and flamboyant. I am overwhelmed with excitement, fear and busyness.
The phone rings and it is the job interview that I have been waiting for.Read More