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Fiume - a dog lost, our hearts broken

Fiume loved to prance. In the afternoons I'd play with him on the ancient road outside our house. He'd pick up a stick and I'd chase him about, letting him race past me, growling at each other when I finally managed to grab the stick. The…
hospital by helicopter
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Hospital by Helicopter - I love you, I don't want to die

  Those moments in our bedroom waiting for the ambulance as Carina struggled to breathe, tried to write 'I love you' and repeated over and over 'I don't want to die, I love you, I don't want to die, get Daddy, tell Daddy I love him' slurred…
creating a simple life

Creating a Simple Life - tantrums dinosaurs and the rude finger

today walking to school Luca and I dodged Dinosaurs, sadly one of them ate the rather large dog that was barking at us. today my girl burst into tears, school is really hard, she has Italian grammar homework, she doesn't know why she…
our italian life

Our Italian Life - a work in progress

A simple life 'Have you ever longed for something, I mean really longed for it? Every part of me aches to be wandering cobbled lanes with antique doors and ornate lions head door knockers. To be soaking up the sunshine in a tiny piazza,…
moving abroad
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