“When you want something, the Universe conspires to help you.” – Paulo Coelho

“Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it.” – Anonymous

Our recently acquired cozy, little cottage in the bogland of the West of Ireland… in Lisheen, Kilkee, County Clare to be specific… is a testament to the truth of the first quote. The nagging worry I am feeling as I sit before my computer in the Western Suburbs of Chicago… that the water pipes may have burst during the record cold spell Ireland is experiencing at the moment, is a testament to the second quote.

Dia dhuit, hello, from the resident of a misty place between the bitter winter cold of Chicago suburbia and the wild Atlantic coast of West Clare, Ireland!