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…


About lmarmstrong66

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