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Cherries, oh cherries!


‘Tis the season for cherries! It was touch and go after we had a violent wind storm last week. Delicate, immature cherries scattered across the terraces never to realize the ambitions of a pie. In Montalto, they had hail. Elora … Continue reading

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It’s all those artichokes, isn’t it?


Has anyone else ever noticed how incredibly active Italians are well into their old age? I don’t think I have ever met a lazy Italian! Okay, maybe a few, but not many. If they’re not up at 7:00 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Just call me the hikin’ soccer babe :)


I made it through a second soccer practice and apparently we will have neon green uniforms soon! I can’t wait! I’m such a babe in green…(you don’t really believe that do you?) The good news is that I also survived … Continue reading

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Mountain Magic!


I’ve always thought of myself as more of a mermaid than a moose but when we were offered a free place to stay in the Italian Alps we decided to give it a go. It seems that many Italians head … Continue reading

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I ache all over!


I’ve got the shoes and now of course the fancy pants that zip into shorts too…what’s next, the poles? I’ve never been much for sports…remember I am the self-proclaimed lazy one. But this hiking thing is my “new passion”. I … Continue reading

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Hiking’s the new bloodsport


I promised Coco I would stay home today…do you think she would mind if I also stayed in my pajama’s all day? I went to see Mama this past week and she is doing great! As usual, she calls all the … Continue reading

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