Memoir Three

Memoir: Three

I spent 9 years living in Ireland, most of my adult life so far. I learned a lot.

Here are some of the things I learned while there, for better or worse:

  • I learned to drink tea with milk – in my home country we mainly drink herbal teas. It took me a good few years to accept the idea of “milky tea”.
  • I learned to eat fried/scrambled eggs for breakfast, sometimes with beans, sausages, or bacon – where I come from we call this a packed-full lunch.
  • I learned to apologise when somebody bumps INTO me – this one is really funny and when I do it here, I cannot help but notice the big-eyed wonder in people’s face expressions.
  • I learned to say “thanks” when I give my money away – perhaps the most peculiar of all, still can’t wrap my head around it.

You decide whether these are positive or negative, I’m afraid I’m too bloody biased :).




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