Being so far away from family as Christmas approaches is always hard, this is our third since leaving Australia and I'm feeling the Christmas Blues. I miss my mum, our traditions, family weddings, newborns, my girlfriends, and although mum and I Skype almost daily it's just not the same. I'd love to get home for Christmas. Another year […] Read More

A million stars that touch the ground So many secrets to be found Amid the falling snow. Enya First Snowfall I have fallen in love with our brightly colored neighbor...she took some time to grow on me in this valley of 'nebia' houses. She just glows on the hillside now like a brightly lit fire […] Read More

italian dream

 'Maybe one day we'll find the place where our dream and reality meet'  ~ Winter is on it's way with temperatures dropping down to one degree (that's celsius ) outside. The italian dream is getting cold. Last week we had our first heavy snow, making us realize that the pathetic efforts we have been making […] Read More

'A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things...' ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones   The seasons are changing  so rapidly and we are still awaiting the arrival of our windows. We have a local man making them by hand and they are of […] Read More

winter in italy

Our first Winter in Italy  The early hours of the morning when the house is still and sleeping is my favorite time. No sounds of laughter, no calls to solve problems only Mum can solve. A sharp contrast to the relentless pace of the day to come. Checking the kids are warm and sleeping I […] Read More