Tag Archives: Italy

Late Italian Summer


This morning I caught myself doing that old lady Italian thing. You know what I’m talking about, that hang half your body over an open window and gaze out at the world kinda thing? I gotta say, it feels kinda … 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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When Dust Bunnies Fly


These past several months have been filled with so much activity and excitement that I’m afraid to look under my bed. Yes, that’s right, the dust bunnies are so big that even Coco is steering clear. Initially, my Spring/Summer was … Continue reading

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Goodbyes and Hellos


This month has been such a flurry of activity with both joyous and sad news… Friday evening, my favourite Italian Zio (Uncle Aldo, aka, Coco’s babysitter), died of cancer. He was 76 years young. Zio was awesome and I’m happy that … Continue reading

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Medieval Madness at Lucca Comics & Games 2015


Ok, so before you get all medieval on me about not posting much lately, here is why… I’ve always been a big fan of Halloween but certainly never expected to become a Cosplayer in my late 40’s! My first Halloween … Continue reading

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Femminella


Every day I am more and more aware of the privileged life I’ve had. I was born in Canada, a peaceful, friendly country. I was born to speak English, and this is also a lucky thing since it seems to … Continue reading

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Gay Pride Genova!


This past Saturday I had the pleasure to participate in Genova’s Gay Pride Parade. We walked 6.5 KM and some of the participants bravely wore stiletto heels! It was over 35 degrees, humid and sunny but everyone was dancing, laughing … Continue reading

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