5 Ways to More Quickly Adjust to a New City

5 Ways to More Quickly Adjust to a New City

In 2012 our family moved from Ithaca, NY (a college town of about 33,000 people) where we’d lived for 18 years to Dublin, Ireland. While Dublin is a very different place from Ithaca, it was a relatively smooth transition. In fact Liz and I have both commented...
New Year’s Day Flooding

New Year’s Day Flooding

This morning I was getting ready to make breakfast for everyone, but needed to go out & buy some eggs (since last night’s egg nog used the last of them.) While driving along the coast, I noticed that the water looked higher than normal. I drove down a bit...
Your Last Chance for 1000 Years

Your Last Chance for 1000 Years

I mentioned it in this month’s newsletter, but wanted to add it here for those of you who are not subscribed yet. This Easter (April 20th) is a huge anniversary in Ireland…specifically in Clontarf. On Good Friday 1014, (yeah, that’ be 1000 years ago), the High King of...
No Parking

No Parking

We like our new neighbourhood. We have already met more of our neighbours here than we did in a year up in Raheny (more of a statement about the layout of our previous estate, and that our house was a bit tucked away, than about Raheny). Every encounter we’ve...
Resurfacing

Resurfacing

Summer is officially over. It seems like we just got off the plane from our time in NY, but that was almost 2 months ago. And with the start of autumn, we are enjoying a chance to catch our breath and get our heads back above water for a bit. In early August, we took...