Sunday, July 29, 2007

Familiar friends

Elizabeth, one of my best friends, arrives in Ireland on Wednesday and I can't wait! This was my first real weekend here - I don't count last weekend 'cause I'd just arrived - and I definitely felt the full force of being a stranger in a strange land.

On the bus home from work Friday I felt such a wave of longing come over me. What I wouldn't have given to be on my way to my usual Friday Night Girl outing! Good friends, loads of loud laughter, and a Maker's Mark & ginger or two would have definitely hit the spot. But, I chose to move away from all that, for the adventure, so instead I went back to the B&B and had my adventure emailing friends to tell them how much I missed them! :-)

It's going to be so, so nice to have a familiar friend here in this new place. My first plan for when Elizabeth gets here? Take my first trip to the pub! I've been unable to get up the gumption to go on my own so far. I can move to a new country, but going to a pub by myself? Waaay to scary! :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got no such email :-)

Girl get in that pub on your own know that I would ......and so you can! That's the only way you are sure to meet a few real friendly blokes :-)

what's up with the apt. hunting? What do they look like? make sure you send Elizabeth back with loads of pictures and not only of the countryside.