AKA one year in quarantine! But, let’s not focus on that haha. I thought it would be fun to respond to my six month update and include more deets.
My year in Ireland included homemade salsa & guac, puppy kisses, not leaving the house, working from home, finding out where to buy my favorite foundation, gardening, face timing, making iced coffees, drinking, card games, and feeling thankful. Even though it’s not been a picture-perfect year, and I’ve had a lot of personal things going on, I’m always the type of gal who can find the blessings. I hope you guys are feeling positive + ready to take on 2021!
Now let’s get into it.
SIX MONTHS IN IRELAND: Food, food/alcohol prices, daily living things
ONE YEAR IN IRELAND:
House Styles/Buying Land – Considering we’re still house-hunting a year in, I’ve learned quite a few things about trying to buy a house or site over here. Eventually, I’ll share our whole journey with y’all! And home decor…finally!
Irish Culture – I’ve been introduced to pub etiquette, and chicken fillet rolls over my many trips here. So I’d say I have my basics down. I’m now learning the culture on a deeper level. From business and taxes to religion and funerals, I’m learning and experience a lot.
SIX MONTHS IN IRELAND: the scenery, people, cheap travel, the town I live in.
ONE YEAR IN IRELAND: All are all still true! 😉
I think the only other thing I would add to this, due to being in the Q the whole time, is the hot chocolate. It’s 10000x better than in the US. Very random, but just things I think everyone should know haha.
SIX MONTHS IN IRELAND: driving, getting certain foods like sushi/mexican
ONE YEAR IN IRELAND: I would say I’ve gotten used to driving (in the automatic). Although the roads still make me think of Mario Kart courses, I can drive myself to get a hot chocolate or pick up toys for Otto, haha.
Happily can say we have gotten a Mexican restaurant in town! It’s kind of Free Birds/Chipotle-style, but I’ll happily take it! We also started making sushi at home, which ended up being super easy and really good.
I’d add housing prices/options! Not something I looked into too much before moving, but what you could get in Texas verses our town is pretty drastic.
SIX MONTHS IN IRELAND: Spain and London
ONE YEAR IN IRELAND: Sligo and day trip to Dunmore East
Obviously we have been limited on how far we can go, but these two trips were both 10/10. We checked things off our bucket list, laughed, drank, ate great food, and spent hours at the beach. Pretty much all I need to make me happy haha.
Well, that rounds up my year in Ireland! Hopefully my next year will be a little bit more adventurous than this one. 🙂