Dreaming of Ireland

Have I ever considered moving to a warmer/better climate? If so, where would I consider going? This is a topic I have been thinking about here a lot lately, for at least the past six months. It all started when my kids were talking about winter. We watch the weather and animals in the summer so that we can prepare for winter. It was sometime in July when my kids and I started talking about winter. By the time August rolled around it had been decided that we should stock up on a few things. We had an idea that winter would be snowier and colder than it had been for the past few winters. So far that has been true. Anyway, when we started talking about it, while sitting on the porch sipping tea on a hot day my mom declared that she and my dad wanted to move to a place where they wouldn’t have to deal with the snow and ice that winter brings. That got me to start thinking about it and to try to influence them to move to a place where I would want to live. Because I talk to my parents daily and see them every other day at least, my kids have told me that we can’t move without my parents going with us.

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While my parents want a place where it does not get snow, or at least not a lot. I desire a place where it does not get too hot. I can no longer tolerate extreme temperatures. I find myself not enjoying summer because I get sick when it gets too hot. Winter has me diving under blankets, when just a few years ago I could go for nice long strolls on cold snowy days and not be phased. So, I have been thinking about moving due to health reasons. I did some research and decided that if I were to move somewhere to enjoy better weather that I would choose to go to Ireland. The average temperature in July (the hottest month) is about 60 degrees Fahrenheit whereas the average in January is 41!

 

Ireland is a big part of my inspiration for my writing. I have so many photographs of Ireland saved that I look to when I need a little nudge with writing. Irish music plays a lot in my home especially when I am working on a story. It all soothes me and helps my creativity to flow. I can see myself producing more books living there.

 

However, moving to Ireland is not a simple thing. It requires a lot more than what I would need to do if I wanted to move to Montana. While I am dreaming about a home in Ireland it probably will not happen.

 

I suppose I will look for a place here in the States where my parents could be comfortable, and I could enjoy the weather. Where would you move to? Who would all go with you?

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About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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10 Responses to Dreaming of Ireland

  1. Diane Farr says:

    Ah, you belong in the Pacific Northwest, my dear. Or the California coast, particularly the northern California coast. It’s still possible to get fairly affordable housing up among the redwood forest and dramatic sea cliffs. Gorgeous scenery, no snow at all, cool summers, and great restaurants in the tourist towns! http://www.visitcalifornia.com/destination/spotlight-mendocino

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  2. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Europe is fun, and Ireland is beautiful, but for a permanent move I think I’d be more comfortable staying in the US. Unless, of course, my hubby suddenly revealed to me that he’s actually a European prince and we’re going to live in his castle! Seriously, I think I’d enjoy either the American southwest, especially if I could take all my grandkids with me.

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    I’d love to VISIT Ireland — during its own season of pleasant weather — but would not want to live there. BTW, in a recent episode of the BBC series “Victoria” there was a lot about the famine in Ireland, and how callous many of the British lawmakers (and citizens) were about the plight of the Irish children and families. A real eye-opener.

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  4. Oh, I could move to Ireland! But that isn’t going to happen.
    There’s lots to say this week. I better get onto Friday’s post!

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  5. Joselyn says:

    Ireland sounds like a great idea. I didn’t know the temperatures were so temperate. I would have expected much colder winters.

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