If my grandparents were still alive they've have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary this week. Last month my parents marked 42 years together in their usual understated wonderful way. This weekend we're enjoying a well earned break from work and the 1st anniversary of our wedding. This last 12 months has certainly put us through … Continue reading 66, 42 and 1.
This time twelve months ago we had just gotten engaged. This time three and a half months ago we got married. 2014 has been quite the whirlwind, with new jobs for both of us, a new name for me, and all sorts of other things in between. I can only hope that 2015 brings as … Continue reading Twelve months / dodici mesi
Last night we had our English wedding reception in our local pub, where we celebrated with all the friends and family who couldn't be at the Italian ceremony. We both felt oddly more nervous about this than the actual wedding day. I think because it was so many more people and felt so real compared … Continue reading Let there be cake and dancing.
The women in my family are knitters. It's what we do. My earliest memory of my grandmother is her sitting in her chair in her flat knitting premature baby clothes. She always knit for the local hospital as well as for me. I was a premature baby and I'm pretty sure that the hand knitted … Continue reading Women that knit
I managed to pack. Who knows if I have everything, but I have good shoes, toothpaste and a passport. Two of those three have been forgotten on previous trips so I'm doing pretty well so far. And so begins our next adventure in Italy...
I'm really bad at packing. Which probably sounds strange to people who know me as I'm pretty hot on all the things that lead up to it. I can do organisation, I can make lists - love to make lists - I can plan and plot and ponder, but packing, it's not my bag. (ahem, … Continue reading Packing
Today I've had a day off. In fact I have two days which means combined with the upcoming bank holiday I've managed to sneak five days at home in a row. It's been a while since I've managed that, and I'm feeling rather smug about it. I'm mostly using the time to "get stuff done" … Continue reading Marmellata di nozze