Some Thoughts on the Sicily We Love……..

Sicily warmed my heart, not just my body.  And months after being there I am still drawn back in every way….emotionally first, but also mentally and even physically.  It takes no more than a photo or an aroma or a fleeting memory to yank me right out of wherever I am and send me back […]

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The Lure of the Beach in Sicily……..

Italians love, love, love their beaches and with good reason.   They are designed to offer pure pleasure in many ways.  It’s true that purists can still find pristine and unpopulated shores where they can commune with the gods of nature, sun and surf.  But by far the beaches that are most popular are the […]

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What We Saw Today……

Is this a piece of jade, or what???  Striking decor at Osir Restaurant, a really really good Chinese restaurant in Florence, Italy.  What a way to enjoy a Saturday lunch……  

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La Dolce Vita………sometimes.

When we moved to Italy 11 years ago, I wasn’t intending to become a full-time housewife, but I soon discovered the truth about life for women in the land of la dolce vita.  If you’re female (and not living with your parents) you are the casalinga….no ifs, ands or buts about it.  Running a household […]

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