children

hospital by helicopter

  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 like she was drunk, not knowing we were […] Read More

creating a simple life

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 gets so angry. she climbed into my lap just like she did […] Read More

christmas in italy

"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more." Dr Seuss What started as a little idea one night whilst feeling homesick has traveled around the globe, then all the way back to a tiny home in the mountains of Northern Italy. Christmas in Italy has started with […] Read More

carina---fountain

'A little step may be the beginning of a great journey' The wonderful thing about travel is that it throws you straight into new experiences. Some are memorable such as the first time our then three year old tried to drink from a fountain in Italy. We all ended up wet and laughing, splashing each […] Read More

cinque-terre-carina-shopping

There are of course many reasons that inspire dreams of moving to Italy. This is the country that has given us Gelato, Michelangelo, talking with our hands, Bocelli, and twirling the pasta on the fork. Passion, drama, history and a place to dream about. A place for Living La Dolce Vita. Even my friends who […] Read More

luca-panorama

Little boys and pigeons just seem to go together, although Luca didn't catch any pigeons he had enormous fun trying! We of course had just as much fun watching his attempts, as he was only just walking the pigeons out paced him with no effort. This series of photos was taken in Lucca and it […] Read More