Posts Tagged ‘emigration’
Christmas is coming and, as Jenny's discovered, the Americans like to have a good run at it. The only thing they're more thorough about is healthcare...
Dispatching from every corner of the globe, Irish ex-pats tell us how they're getting on beyond the emerald shore. This letter home comes from Ash McGrath, our very first letter writer, who's moved on to the UAE.
The Foxe family prepare for Thanksgiving during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while political events at home have left Jenny feeling disconnected.
Cool your jets, says Krystle Higgins, as she points out that The Gathering is not a scam, but an invitation. Are we simply being over-sensitive about emigration?
Jenny Foxe has only been in Long Island a couple of months and she's already lived through a hurricane. In this eyewitness account about waves, fuel queues and 148-hour power cuts, she tells us what Sandy was really like.
The Americans that Jenny's met so far have been overwhelmingly welcoming, leading her to question whether we're ever as pleasant to immigrants here at home... and whether she'll ever return.
Jenny's nearly at the three-month mark in her emigration adventure... which, according to Wikipedia, means there's trouble ahead. Still, there's always time for a mooch around NYC.
Jenny is slowly getting used to having her petrol pumped for her, the kids have the lingo already, and George... is getting paid in male moisturiser. The USA is cray-cray.
September means the start of the school year... and boot season. Both Jenny and kids are putting best foot forward, with new jobs and schools to deal with.
Sadly, this week's Emigration Diary is short update from Jenny due to the passing of her mother-in-law here in Ireland.
Cars, malls, fridges, even milk cartons. It's true what they say: everything is bigger in the US. As her family settles in, Jenny ponders on what all that extra space might mean for them personally.
Jenny and family have landed safely in the US, but there's culture shock to deal with, not least in a carrier bag branding mishap in the local grocery store...