Thanks to all for the lovely b-day wishes. They were much appreciated.
It's not easy for me to come back, my life is still not the way I want it to be. I miss Ireland and it hurts to know that I had the opportunity to go back for a one week vacation - but I can't. My job is still at stake, due to the financial crisis we only have a 'four days week', that means the lack of some of my income is hard to catch (hope that term is correct).
And - my 'soon to be ex-husband' and I once had a dream, to leave Germany one day and to live in Ireland after his retirement... now I'm out of this dream, and the new partner of his is in... That hurts - even though I know I don't want him back. I have so many wonderful memories of our two vacations in Ireland, and thought it was special for him, too. But the first thing he did was to take her to Ireland, to go to our special places, the same town, the same house, the same room... That took away so much from me. And I tried to leave the thought about this wonderful country behind me. Stupid? Maybe... But I try to see the good things - and I will spend more time here.
BTW - this place gave me something *g*... not only the lovely people I 'met', someone found one of my photos worth it to use it for a cover picture of a catalog for the autumn collection of a gentleman's outfitters store :-) A picture to see the cover is linked here:
Yesterday evening my cousin took me to a concert, Irish folk music... so I thought it would be good to come back and to see what's going on here on liveireland.com
Hope you'll have a great weekend all...