Nanny life

21. April 2015 career, childcare, work 0
I have made the transition from seasonal nanny to full time, live in, nanny. I’m unconvinced whether this was my smartest move. http://i.giphy.com/3hSypvcGxzXR6.gif I’m not really a nanny. I have no formal training. My childcare experience stems from growing up in a big Irish family – If you were old enough to look after yourself ...

Standing still for 6 months

As it happens, I have taken a job in Switzerland for 6 months. This is an exceptional commitment for me & the longest time I have stayed still in 5 years. I feel ever so slightly anxious….. http://i.giphy.com/Zt2f45vHLZtaU.gif I am however looking forward to: Having a local (pub/bar) Having a regular fitness routine Meeting people ...

I miss my wee dog

09. April 2015 dog, pet, Travel 0
I have a wee dog. He is beautiful & the absolute love of my life. Yes, send your pity my way! It breaks my heart when I can’t hold him close & bury my face into his fur. My medical condition – the itchy feet – ensures that there is always a lot of distance ...

The consumer in me awakens….

08. April 2015 home, Travel 0
Switzerland is pretty expensive for my budget & peace of mind – especially when one lives in an exclusive ski resort. Hence, during the ski season I totally curb my spending on anything which is not booze or other essentials. 5 months later & you can imagine how absolutely bored & fed up I am ...

Time to pack up my life

04. April 2015 nomad, Travel 0
The upheaval is on the horizon. In the next week I shall be moving to Lausanne. Time to have high hopes of reinventing myself, my lifestyle & my future. This will all fade, of course, when daily life & work happens – but I live in hope. With every move I endeavour to find improvements ...

Dear Diary, where are you???

02. April 2015 life, Travel 6
I am an absolute diary enthusiast & dependee. I put all my info in there, it is my North star if I have any inclination to be in the right place at the correct time. I stick to my plans, prepare & I’m super organised. Anything, however trivial, goes into my diary & I do it ...

FOMO – cured?? With regret.

01. April 2015 life, seasonaire, Travel 0
I used to suffer dreadfully from severe FOMO (Fear of missing out). I would be that person who was on every night out, mixing with various circles of friends to ensure I went out every single evening & above all DID NOT MISS OUT ON ANYTHING!!! My most common nights out were the Thursday warm up, aprés ...

Next stop….??

28. March 2015 nannying, Travel, work 0
Copenhagen! Lausanne! Copenhagen! Lausanne! Damn…. I just can’t decide. This has been whirling through my head for days now. I pick one option & feel good about it, then ten minutes later I settle on the other. At this rate both options are going to expire by the time I decide. Either way, I know ...

You want a job? Here, have 2

25. March 2015 abroad, nannying, Travel 0
My last few weeks have revolved around panic, stressing out & frantically searching for work. I was even contemplating booking a flight back to Ireland where any productivity into finding work is zero due to family, the cutest niece & nephews, an adorable wee dog who tugs on my heart strings (exacerbated by catholic guilt) & ...