Life etc…

The dirty little ‘D’ word!

The dirty little ‘D’ word!

There have been many times recently when I have decided I ought to start a diet.  There have been equal number of times when I thought I’d actually start that diet, only to have my ‘healthy eating’ plan last a couple of days (if that)!  […]

Destination Australia

Destination Australia

The suitcase is packed, and tomorrow morning I am leaving for two weeks in Australia.  It’s mostly work , but there will also be time for me to catch up with family & friends.  I’m going with a friend of mine,  Lucio… and it’s his […]

Italian Train Travel

Italian Train Travel

Over the last week I have done quite a bit of train travel.  Last weekend I was visiting my sister Lisa in Florence with Annabella and Joseph, back to Rome Sunday night and then off to Lucca for an appointment Wednesday.   You’ll hear a lot […]

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

The other day when I was so fed up with myself, I asked myself how hard can it be? Just eat meat, vegetables, fish, fruit, healthy breakfasts, sprinkle everything with seeds and soon you’ll be glowing, smiling at the sheer joy of life and just exuding […]

End of Season Shopping

End of Season Shopping

There was a time in my life when I would get very excited when end of season sales started.  I was younger, and I’m assuming I also had more money to spend. Actually, I definitely had more money to spend then. I would be there […]

End of the Festive Season!

End of the Festive Season!

Today I put all the Christmas decorations away. Funny how this job was left for me to do alone, although just as well because my OCD kicks in big time and I like to have everything separated and organised in separate zip-lock bags. Our Christmas […]

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

As I sit here contemplating my year that was 2015, I struggle to write anything inspirational or positive. I can’t really complain about 2015, but I can’t rave about it either.  My Australian family and friends will be waking up at this time, and we will be […]

Last Minute Christmas Anxiety?

Last Minute Christmas Anxiety?

Are you organised for Christmas?  Do you have all your gifts wrapped and waiting to go under the tree?  Is everything crossed off your ‘to do’ list?  I wish I could say yes, Yes,  and YES to all those questions, but sadly I can’t say […]

Week in Florence – Day 5

Week in Florence – Day 5

  I was just thinking, it’s really day 6 considering I arrived here on Sunday. I am feeling much improved today, and was happy to meet one of my Australian Instagram & Facebook friends in Florence today.  Her name is Paola Bacchia and she has […]

Week in Florence – Day 4

Week in Florence – Day 4

As you can see, I am an excellent babysitter!  This is Thomas helping out with the laundry, as I am a firm believer in getting kids to pull their weight around the house.  Yes, I’ve been doing the laundry for Lisa and had everything ironed […]