28 Aug Oh hello Ireland!
Hi everyone, welcome to my blog or welcome back.
I am finally in Ireland and settled in, into my new home and with my new family.
Everything started off on Saturday with saying good bye to my mum, my dad and my brother. I would lie if I said I wasn’t sad the tiniest bit, but excitement outweight sadness very quickly and I hopped on my plane to Dublin. Well anctually I landed in Standsted first to get a connection flight from there to Dublin and as I got on that one, there were two groups of people wearing big green hats like the irish gnomes do, which I then interpreted as a good sign for the rest of my journey.
As I arrived in Greystones I saw my family straight away. A woman running down the street with a stroller, and a little baby boy in it, in one and two little girls on the other hand. They all welcomed me very happily and a little out of breath as well and then we walked to our house, which is just a ten minute walk away from Greystones city center. They showed me my room, which is a really lovely little room with a big bed just for me. Conny and Lottie, my lovely two little host children, even picked flowers for me from the garden, which they put in my room.
We then had lunch together and chatted for a while until the children went to bed and me as well, because I was, to be very honest, quite exhausted from the whole day of travelling, but also very happy, that everything had worked out so well.
On Sunday Sarah’s, that’s the name of my host mum by the way, mother and her brothers girlfriend came to visit. We all went to Greystones little Italian restaurante, which everybody calls Thomaso’s, where we enjoyed cappucini, hot chocolates and a baby cino, which Henry poured all over me with a big smile, not much to Sarah’s amusement.
While I was playing with the kids the rest of the day, the women cooked lasagne together, which we enjoyed in the evening all together.
I then decided to go down to the beach that evening, because it was only 15 minutes away from our home (you might have realized already, that Greystones isn’t a very big village at all, which makes it even more adoreable and dreamy). Besides from being very chilly and windy it was absolutley beautiful and calming at the beach. I sat in the sand for an hour, let my thoughts wander a bit and just enjoyed some quite time.
As I got home I got to meet my host dad, who had been on a bike-holiday in France, who as well welcomed me into his home very warmly.
Monday and Tuesday have been just days full of playing with the girls: paintig fingernails, drawing little artpieces, forming adorable figures out of play dough and doing the dolls’ hair.
So far the girls really seem to like me a lot and sometimes even argue about who gets more attention from me. Also little Henry likes me, much to Sarah’s surprise, because he normally is very shy, but we both believe it might be because I have the same hairstlye as him, curly and a bit crazy.
That’s it for now though.
I am sending you lots of love from my new bedroom.