Author Archives: lmarmstrong66

About lmarmstrong66

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

Raduno Fun


My love affair with vintage cars and motorbikes continues and the Spring season is kicking off with a string of upcoming Car Rallies. Yesterday, I participated in one at a small seaside village called Bogliasco. After my first full year … Continue reading

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Brush Strokes


Watercolours… A new reader and friend has recently asked to see more of my art. I have been so busy that I only now realise that I have painted a lot more since my last post about it, so here … Continue reading

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Bidets Unite!


Apparently, not all bidets are created equal. Who knew! For the past two years I’ve been knee deep in drama I would rather pass on, a book project that I had a love/hate relationship with (resistance can be quite powerful) … Continue reading

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A man with a gun


I make it a habit to look in my rearview mirror a lot. When you drive in Italy, this actually makes a whole lotta sense because Italian drivers are insane and they will creep up from behind you on both … Continue reading

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Buon Ann0!


Hello everyone! As you can see, I have hardly been posting lately. It has been a very busy year with a lot of projects on the go. Painting has swept me away but I am also the starting point of … Continue reading

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The Captain’s wife – part due


I just received the sweetest email from my husband on the ship. He was sent this excerpt below from a guest comment card: Explain Positive Surprise I have my picture taken with the captain and his wife, and two days … Continue reading

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Expat holiday in a nutshell


I think it is really odd that no one has ever really asked me what it’s like to be an expat. I don’t mean here in Italy either. I get asked all the time about my country of origin and … Continue reading

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