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the good life

A Taste of the Good Life

A Good Life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how lucky you are!   Oh the Good Life Having lived now in our beautiful Valley for three years I have started to take…

Our Italian Life - potatoes & celebrations

So much has been happening here in Val Pellice these last few weeks, our Italian Life has been interesting to say the least. Of course we've had the big Fair in the village held to celebrate the animals going up to the high pasture for summer.…
lessons from the orto
hospital by helicopter

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…

An Italian Weekend - our mountain home

' The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, -- to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills.' Philip Connors A small visual glimpse into our life…
simple life in italy

A Simple Life in Italy - stopping the overwhelm

This time last week I was in total overwhelm......writing, blogging, tweeting, facebook, B-School, linked in, pinterest, family, kids, house work, renovations, health issues, down.....and constantly close to tears. Ridiculous…