I’ve always been interested in modern history, and especially that of places I live(d) in. To me, history is nothing you can only read about, but ideally a feeling triggered by pictures or music, by experiencing places and breathing a scent of history. Therefore, I was delighted to find pictures from Dublin as it looked [...]
Gemma Hayes, a very talented Singer-Songwriter from County Tipperary visited my workplace a couple of weeks ago to give a very intimate and intense acoustic session as part of the ongoing “Musicians@Google” initiative, playing some of her more well-known songs as well as some wonderful new ones (Shock To My System, Waiting for You) – [...]
Sometimes, you just want to shake your head in disbelief about politics in Ireland. Apart from all the well-known Anti-European resentments, all the unfair and prevaricated election campaigns – e. g., Sinn Fein actually announced the Easter Rising heroes would have died for nothing if the Lisbon treaty was accepted – there are some decisions [...]
It’s a bit hard for me to assess what kind of topic might actually be interesting for my few frequent readers here. After over six months in Dublin, the most important stories have been told, and the phase of settling in is definitely over. There are changes coming up that I will mention in one [...]
Oh boy, I don’t know where to start. It’s been quite a while that I posted something on this blog, just because I wasn’t really motivated. However, a lot has happened in the last few weeks, without being too special to be worth mentioned immediately. To clear things up front: I’m fine, I’ve settled in [...]
Look, they already built me a castle! (No, really they didn’t. It’s just a funny-named estate in South Dublin.) It’s exactly a month of being a Dubliner now – time to come to an interim conclusion. (Okay, it’s a bit early for that, but there are more of those to come.) 1. Left-sided driving still [...]
Hot waffles with Polish greetings for breakfast, after sharing my half-Polish descent with the waiter (who’s from Poland). Sorry for the bad picure quality, I only had my cellphone camera with me.
Welcome. So this is the first entry to my new, English-based blog, describing my journey to and new life in Dublin, Ireland. But before actually moving over and experience the feeling of insecurity adapting to a new country, there’s lots of stuff to complete here in Germany. I have to give notice of departure to [...]