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Emigrants Diary

An Emigrant’s Diary – missing home at Christmas

We have had some absolutely freezing temperatures here in recent weeks – thankfully it was quite pleasant for a couple days after we arrived back from Mexico, but it plummeted completely for the first weekend after we got back. We stupidly decided to go snowboarding the weekend after we got back, and it was well into the -30’s that Saturday. I have honestly never experienced such cold in all my

An Emigrant’s Diary – Back to reality

So we’re back from our amazing trip to Mexico. We set off from Calgary at 5.45am on November 14 and got back the evening of November 22 so we had 8 nights in total there. Once we were there, we wished we had booked a longer trip. It was such a fantastic holiday – unfortunately the weather was somewhat hit and miss overall, but when the sun was out it

An Emigrant’s Diary – November in Calgary

By the time this piece goes to print, we will be sunning ourselves in Mexico! I can’t believe how quickly the time came round – it feels like only the other day since we actually booked the vacation package, so we are really looking forward to a break now. To make it even better, we booked our vacation with Westjet and they offer a Price Guarantee service – thanks to

An Emigrant’s Diary – return of the snow

In this series Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary in Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   So we’ve gotten our first taste of snow already – we had small flurries of snow on Sunday, October 26 but it didn’t stick to the ground or anything. It still however made us very excited that snowboarding season will

An Emigrant’s Diary – Coming home

In this series Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary in Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants.   So we booked our flights for our next trip home! We will be arriving into Cork Airport on Friday, February 27 and fly back to Calgary on Monday, March 9 so we have about 10 days or so at home.

An Emigrant’s Diary – time flies!

It was fantastic to have Mom and Dad here in Calgary for two weeks – the time absolutely flew because we packed so much in during their stay. Since Mike and I worked for most of the first week, we didn’t get a huge amount of sightseeing done during the week but Mom and Dad did their own thing during the day, and then we did lots of different activities

An Emigrant’s Diary – Great to see the family!

Mom and Dad thankfully arrived safe and sound on Thursday, September 11 soon after 1pm – I was getting slightly nervous when I didn’t see them arrive out soon after the flight was scheduled to land, but it turns out they didn’t have any name tags on their bags so they had to wait until everyone else had collected their luggage! So at least they didn’t lose any luggage en

An Emigrant’s Diary – a visit from mum and dad

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has moved to Calgary, Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants. At the time of writing, Mike’s mom and partner are getting ready to leave Calgary. They were due to fly into Calgary on August 8, but unfortunately their flight was overbooked from Heathrow, so they were stuck overnight in London.

An Emigrant’s Diary – Vancouver bound

In this series, Clon girl Sharon Whelton who has emigrated to Calgary, Canada gives us an insight into what life is like for Ireland’s new generation of emigrants. We had such a fantastic weekend in Vancouver for the Western Canadian GAA finals during the August long-weekend. After visiting the city, I can easily see why so many Irish people are instantly attracted to Vancouver. The fact that it is so