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Driving Miss Crazy


I honestly don’t know what is more stressful. Having to write that ridiculous exam in Italian or having to take driving lessons from three crazy Italians! After 30 years of driving, it is really hard to ‘start over again’. To … Continue reading

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Mama’s on Fire!


I swear to God, even my imagination is never going to be as good as a real day spent with Mama. It all started at an early morning hour when we met up to go together to the mountain. She … Continue reading

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Driving Miss Daisy


It has occurred to me of late how much I take what I’ve learned over the past decade for granted. Like for example, doesn’t everyone know that a pair of socks in your carry-on are a necessary item for overseas … Continue reading

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Mama! It’s a Panda, not a Porsche


There are seventy beaches on Elba Island…some sandy, some rocky and some with those large white pebbles that make me think of a hot stone massage. Sunny days and fresh fish kept us going and so did Mama’s car. Oh, … Continue reading

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Driver’s Ed…


First of all let me just point out that I have been driving a car for more than 25 years and that 5 of those years have been here in Italy. In order to get my Italian permit I must … Continue reading

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Driving in Italy


My chain-smoking mother in law once told me that using too much dish soap causes cancer. I have come to the conclusion that this is why most of the dishes in the cupboard don’t look clean! Her pack a day … Continue reading

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