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Doing things the Italian way

As we approach the end of our week in Gabiano, it seems appropriate to think about what we have experienced, and learnt. The great thing about staying in our own house, rather than a hotel is that we are really immersed into the local culture, and more importantly, we get to mix with the wonderful local people. 723 more words

EXPAT

The Sweetness of Doing Nothing

I have been lucky enough to have visited some of the exotic places both within the country and abroad but when I rewind and think about the moments that I truly enjoyed and would stay with me forever, I realize it wasn’t the moment I proudly stood at the top of the pulpit rock in Norway or when I walked on one of the largest salt deserts in the world in Kutch or when I went Flamingo chasing in Gujarat or when I spotted leopard on a tree in Kabini but it was the time I spent on an easy chair in the backyard of a river resort sipping my tea while watching the gentle river shimmering in golden light of the sunset, it was the time I spent on a rocky mountain summit feeling the wind swirling around me, it was the time I strolled aimlessly around a small port with a beer bottle in my hand…those were my… 33 more words

Travel & Photography

oh just a morsel then...

I feel a bit ripped off by the weekend. It was very social. I find being nice exhausting and so by the end of the weekend I was feeling depleted. 346 more words

Australia

Sunday going down

The rain has been pouring down for the last couple of hours, and the fire is lit. Our family are all home, Petite Fille tucked up in her bed. 44 more words

Australia

“Your dad’s a drunk. He comes in and screams at the top of his lungs in the ER. It couldn’t be less private. I had started cleaning up my dad when I was 7…

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Quotes

Just Saying

Yesterday began with quite a bit of zeal, freshness and a kick that only Mondays can give me. My day began quite well and proceeded to look pretty good too – I got a lot off my check list – with productivity being the star of my day. 955 more words

Babska

The Small Things We Do

The idea, and fact, that some of the biggest joys in life come from the simplest of things has, almost out of habit, been reinforced time and again. 875 more words

Babska