Posts with Label: Traveling

Shopping in Ireland

Shopping in Ireland

Living in the UK is really expensive.  I forget sometimes, since we’ve been here over a year and a half and you just get used to things costing what they cost. Then we travel somewhere and I look at price tags and I’m like SO CHEAP! BUY ALL THE THINGS! There were tons of gorgeous […]

Family Trip to Ireland, Part One: Dublin

Family Trip to Ireland, Part One: Dublin

Our trip to Ireland last week was one for the ages — we traveled with my parents, drove the entire breadth of the country in a 9-passenger van, and visited the farm where my grandfather grew up and where my mom’s cousins still live.  It was a multi-generational experience that we’ll never forget. We started […]

Walking

Walking

People in England walk way more than people in America walk.  Most of the people in my village “take walks” for no other reason but to walk.  And they don’t walk on sidewalks, cause there aren’t any, or on the roads even – they walk on public footpaths.  There are signs all over the place […]

Growing Up

Growing Up

Over the weekend, Bridget left for a 6-day school trip to Barcelona.  It’s a seriously amazing trip and an incredible opportunity for her.  But… (there’s always a but…) All last week before the trip,  I would think about her leaving and feel a surge of panic and hysteria.  I could physically feel the fear rise […]

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