I loved Dianne Hales’ book “La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World’s Most Enchanting Language” and was so honored when she asked me to contribute a blog post about my experience raising my children bilingually in Italy.
Archive for the ‘Life in Umbria’ Category
I’m going to step away from the sunny schtick for just a second and talk honestly about the dark side of expat life.
There is how the Big Boys do it, and there is how we do it. Wine, that is.
When summer begins to bleed into fall and the days alternate between earth-soaking downpours and warm, sunny skies you know it’s just a matter of hours before they appear.
Sometimes, during the chameleon existence that is expat life, you lose sight of your true colors.
Traditional Umbrian bread. A taste only an Umbrian could love.
The miracles worked by St. John’s water. I’m a believer!
I recently had the honor of writing a guest post for the fabulous At Home in Tuscany blog by friend and colleague Gloria Cappelli, proprietor of Casina di Rosa in Tuscany.
You believe in God. Or, you don’t. Either way, it’s time to decide because preschoolers don’t deal well with ethical grey areas.
If you are wakened the last night of April in the Umbrian countryside by the sounds of footsteps on the drive, low laughter, and the crash of flowerpots being tripped over in the dark, don’t bar your door and hide your valuables. You are probably not about to burglarized, but serenaded!