Catching up... right, so were were we?
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A thousand apologies for the 12 month delay since our last entry. I suppose our time here in Ireland turned into a lifestyle, in contrast to a 'travellling experience'. And as such, the idea of posting blogs seemed to pitter away.
Alot happens in a year... so where to start? I suppose I’ll keep this update short, and continue on with other entries about specific experiences.
Well, last year, we lived out our lives happily in our little cottage in town. The average day was a 6 or 7am rising, turn on the kettle, warm up and go out for a walk before the rest of the town woke up
As for school... alot can be said. What we learned in this last year is more valuable than anything I could imagine learning at this point in my life. And among the specifics of how to grow food, design our environments, facilitate groups, and so on... I could probably say that the most important wisdom I came away with is found in one of the Permaculture principals, "The Problem is the Solution."
It is a simple philosophy that can be applied to any situation. When you encounter a problem, the idea is that there is something about that problem that can be utilized or turned around to create a solution for itself. In this way you reduce your stress and flex your creativity, while finding ways to be productive in everyday situations
We finished up college in Mid May, and moved out of our cottage then. We house sat a a friends for 2 weeks, then moved into our current home, Pearl Cottage. It is located along a gorgious 3 km walk from the town centre along the water. The idea was to be just outside of town so that we forced ourselves into exercise, and so that it would be less distracting. We moved in with a group of great friends, with our own garden plot and all. Theres a lovely little pub out here, and we’re right by the water.
Shit, I said I wouldn’t make this too long.... So then I went travelling this summer (which I will post another entry for), and Luna stayed around Kinsale. We met up in England to do some travelling together (maybe another blog), and kept busy until school started again in Setpember. Since then, all has been going well. Luna is working at the health food store in town (along with a few other cleaning jobs) and Dan is busy with the Student Council at our college and a few other projects around town.
Again, sorry for the lack of write ups, but heres a few to keep you going for a while.
Daniel & Luna