Meet the neighbours


Today a wonderful, sweet old man passed away. To me, Tony will always be remembered for the sparkle in his eye and his unwavering energy and kind smile.

Help! I live with my Italian mother in law!

I’d like to introduce you to Tony. He lives near the San Sebastiano church in Portofino. He was actually born some eighty years ago in our house. Together with his wife, he lived in our house, farmed the land and raised an assortment of livestock. His wife is the one who keeps giving us those farm fresh eggs that are wrapped up in newspaper and still have the cacca on them (no idea how to spell cacca…??? but I’m sure you know what that is right?).

Every day I see Tony walking up and down the long road brandishing his walking stick or sitting in front of the church just watching everything around him. He has the brightest blue eyes I’ve ever seen and a smile that never stops. He is probably by far the friendliest person in the region that I have ever met. Only thing is every time I…

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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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2 Responses to Meet the neighbours

  1. Morguie says:

    Oh my…so terribly sorry to hear he passed away. Surely the world is now much poorer without such a gentle, friendly soul as he had been to so many.

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