I started this blog in spring 2008 when I was preparing for my move from California to Ireland. This was my way of keeping in touch with family, friends, and others in the same boat about the process and life over here.

From taking on the narrow laneways of the countryside to decoding the distinctive Cork accent to learning how to knit in a city pub, I write living and loving my Cork City existence. My posts tend to focus on brunch and Cork happenings with positivity and sincerity. It has evolved into a popular resource for information on expat information, Cork goings-on, and detailed lists that might otherwise not be online (like all the places selling knitting supplies in Cork City or how to apply for an Irish provisional driving license step-by-step with links).

Content can be enjoyed by all ages. This blog has a rating of PG to PG-13.

This is a glimpse into my life, for a more visit my main blog: http://evinok.com

I have been involved with these projects, particularly their social media and blog presence: Cork Non-Fiction Writers Group and Pink Auction 2010.


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  1. Hi there,

    I’m a Canadian (also a knitter) who has been living in Dublin for the past month and a half and I want to move to Cork! Any tips about flats or good / bad areas would be greatly appreciated! Glad I came accross your blog! Sharlène :0)

  2. Hi! I was doing some research online and came across your website. I hope you don’t mind me reaching out to you. I’m a casting assistant in New York for a popular show about people relocating outside North America. It’s called House Hunters International and airs on the Home & Garden cable network (HGTV). We are casting people for this show right now and I was wondering if you or anyone you know would be interested in participating.

    Our show consists of a family or couple who has relocated in the past few years and the property they have purchased. The purpose of the show is to demystify the process of moving and living abroad. You can learn more about our show and watch episodes here: http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/show/index.html.

    Putting together an episode with you would be a real treat for our audience and it’s a lot of fun for you too. Contributors to the show get a nice keepsake shot in HD video and also receive compensation for your time and efforts.

    If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more, please contact me at househunterscasting@leopardfilms.com. Thank you in advance for your prompt feedback on this. Have a wonderful day!

  3. WOW! I watch House Hunters International religiously! It’s a great show. I loved the one from Paris! thanks. Julie

  4. Hi Evin,

    Just thought you might be interested in what we are doing at An Cruibin down at Union Quay. We started this just before Christmas and after a break in January are now getting back into the swing of it.

    Best Regards

  5. Hi Evin,
    Just came across your blog! Love it! I am an American who has been living in Ireland for the past 12 years…I see that you are into food…if you are ever in Kinsale and want to go a little further to the beach, you will pass through a little town called Ballinspittle..i have a cafe and bakery there called Diva Boutique Bakery and cafe…our style is very North American.. Maybe we will see you someday…in the meantime..Happy Blogging!

  6. @Shannen North American style baking – I’m intrigued! I shall definitely be paying a visit to your bakery!

    Great blog, Evin. Looking forward to reading more posts on Cork and food 🙂

  7. I enjoyed your writings on the Cork food scene. Ironically I’m Irish (from Drogheda) and now live in California 😉 I visited Cork for the first time ever, last week! My dad is from Kerry, so in the past we always visited Kerry over Cork 🙂
    I will be posting my reviews of Cork experiences on Yelp etc. (https://www.yelp.com/user_details_reviews_self?userid=3y9KA46fe6XULOZSOC2tYA) – next up the Alternative Bread Company 🙂
    Check out my blog if you get a chance too: http://www.greenstarsproject.org

  8. Hi Evin,

    Love your blog – especially the take on the Irish culture and slang – wish you wrote more! I also relatively recently moved to Cork and now have to deal with the similar issues 🙂 I just wanted to give you a heads-up about the 4th of July BBQ party my company (Mardyke Complex & Woolshed Baa & Grill) is having next Tuesday. I thought it might be interesting to you or other expats you might be in touch with. We’ll try to go as authentic as possible, but are always open to suggestions! 😉 You can check out the event here https://www.facebook.com/events/1718766715091530/.

    Hope to see you there!


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