About me…


This page has somehow gotten lost in the mesh of webpages on my site…so, I have entered it as a “blog” instead of a “normal page”.

Let me first introduce myself properly. My name is Leah, I am Canadian, forty-three years old and married to an Italian.

shippic2The relationship…

We met in 2003 on a cruise ship. He was a Navigational Officer and I, a midnight lounge singer. Sounds corny, I know, but I swear all true! He would sit in his dark blue uniform with gold stripes in the dark corners of the bar drinking alone. I thought nothing of it until he asked me for a date in Cozumel, Mexico.  And, as they say the rest is history.

Home is where the heart is…

After several years of on again – off again romance, vacations and contracts on ships we finally got married in the summer of 2008 in Canada. And now, I live in Genova, Italy with his mother while he still sails the blue seas across the Atlantic.

What do I do all day?

I am learning Italian and teach English at a private school in town. Thrilled to be somewhat independent with my own source of income, the language and cultural curves seem less daunting.

What I love…

I love reading, writing, hiking, nature, travelling, the arts, philosophy, meeting new people and photography. I sing in the shower and make jewellery as a hobby. I love and adore my cat almost as much as my husband.

What the heck have I been doing all these years?

When I read the book Eat, Love, Pray, it was like I wrote it myself! After my first marriage failed because of my  desperately wanting children I ran away to the Caribbean to make sense of my failed marriage and inexplicable infertility.

The career…

I had a flourishing career as an Advertising Executive in Toronto at a small agency called Blade. But broken hearted and broken down I left everything behind to regain my zest for life again.

Singing for my supper…

I’ve been singing since I was 15. A lifelong dream of one day becoming a professional vocalist landed in my lap on a cruise ship in 2003. I look back at this adventure with great fondness as it is what brought me into the arms of my loving Italian husband.

And so this is my story…

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About lmarmstrong66

I'm a blogger, painter, writer, singer. For the love of all things in nature and creativity.
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