Tag Archives: Portofino

Flowers? What flowers?


Oh! Those flowers…I found them in an abandoned field. Honest! The flower thief strikes again. It saddens me that every time I go upstairs to our old house, the more overgrown and abandoned it looks. I just want to go … Continue reading

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Time for tea?


Oh my God! Our new neighbour is the Duchess of Westminster I think! For the past year there have been some dramatic changes up on this tiny hill. For starters, the large property next to ours was cleared after more … Continue reading

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Paradiso…can we stay forever?


Sunday proved to be a beautiful Spring day and everyone was happy! My husband is building a new fence and one day soon we should be able to wake up and not see piles of dirt everywhere from where the … Continue reading

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Fava beans and a flower thief


I finally got my buckets of Prosecco! Yesterday, we had a few friends over for lunch. Of course Fava beans are in season and so everyone must jump on the bandwagon and feast on Fava and Salami. It’s like a … Continue reading

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A work in progress. A new beginning.


Last Spring we took over the bottom half of the house after an eleven year legal battle with a family member. We lost the top half, which belonged to my husband’s father before he suddenly died in 1999. This country … Continue reading

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Una bella giornata!


Coco woke me up at 6:30 a.m. today because she didn’t want me to miss the sunrise and what a beautiful sunrise it was!

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Coco’s freaking out and Fatcat is on the lam


I finally did the road trip to Portofino with Coco. She had been to the house upstairs before and had a blast terrorizing one poor, hapless, lizard for three days. Unfortunately, the only thing I’ve spotted in the new place … Continue reading

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