Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Spring in volunteers’ house Ice on Slievenakilla waterfall already loses the battle Through winter-time we call on spring When I first heard of the fact that spring in Ireland starts on 1st February, I couldn’t quite believe it. Why, Belarusian word for...
Tania’s Quarantine Diary

Tania’s Quarantine Diary

Final preparations After months and months of waiting for my Irish visa, I got my passport with it back on 24th December, that was quite a present for Christmas, I tell you! Nevertheless, Christmas is not as widely celebrated in Belarus as the New Year’s Eve, so I was...
GEAI Volunteers’ Christmas Holidays

GEAI Volunteers’ Christmas Holidays

When we think about Christmas a series of images resurface: lunches and dinners with loved ones, wonderful food, decorations, laughter in company; maybe the warmth of a lit fireplace. The magic of Christmas-time that we lived as children re-emerges with all its good...
Simona’s Quarantine Diary: Part II

Simona’s Quarantine Diary: Part II

7-14 days Hello from a free Simona. My last quarantine update was a week ago. Encouraging, but words that were subtly claustrophobic described the first week of quarantine. A week made up of discoveries, many questions and an immeasurable trust of this new adventure...