Homemade Stew

Posted By: Randyll Butler
Posted On: October 17th, 2016

             We all know student accommodation isn’t always the most homely of places. Maybe you have to share a bathroom, the trash never gets taken out, or a draft from your window. The good thing about where we stay is that Deirdre and Gareth are right around the corner. They have given us a home away from student accommodations.  We are always invading, watching Netflix, curling up on the couch, and enjoying a hot cup of tea! Today, Gareth invited us over for supper. It is always nice to have a good home cooked meal. What was even better, he had cooked homemade stew—one of my favorite meals my mom makes back at home!

            I cannot believe I’ve been in Ireland for almost two months now! The time is flying, but it also feels like I’ve been here forever.  Living with Raychelle, Nyasha, Will, Pat, and Ryan has made things a little more comfortable but there are times I still get a bit homesick. The stew really brought me back home for a little, which warmed my heart. It brought me back to the idea that home will always be there, or it will be in places you would have never expected. You’d be amazed how much a bowl of stew could bring you back home!