Reading: Good for the Soul

Photo Credit:  FutUndBeidl I am an avid reader and enjoy reading whenever I have free time.  It helps me to relax and escape into an imaginary world for a little while. When I moved to Italy, I had to leave my treasured book collection behind.  […]

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My Italian Life: Two Years

It’s remarkable how much someone’s life can change in two years.  Two years ago I moved to Italy and wasn’t sure what would happen.  I’m back in Toronto for the summer and it has become increasingly clear just how much I’ve changed and grown in […]

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Italianizzarsi ~ Becoming Italian

Italianizzarsi – diventare simile a un italiano per lingua o cultura (to become similar to an Italian by language or culture) One of my good friends here in Italy mentioned that I’ve become more Italian since she’s known me.  I found her observation very interesting […]

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Greetings in a small town in Italy

When you live in a small town like the one I’m staying in right now, odds are you know everyone that lives there.  Although I’m still confronting new faces daily, I am slowly getting to know each and every resident here.  In small towns, and […]

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Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada’s birthday! She is a young 142 years old today. This year’s Canada Day is a bit different then most.  Firstly, it falls on a Wednesday, so for some that means no long weekend in July.  Secondly, there are currently 30,000 civic employees […]

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Sono italiana!!

For those who aren’t familiar with my journey to dual citizenship you can check out these blog entries here, here, and here, to get caught up. Okay, now that you are all caught up I can announce the good news… I am officially an Italian […]

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My Sister’s Bridal Shower

It was a little hectic for a little while. Getting everything organized, leaving no stone unturned, trying my best to make sure everything went smoothly for my sister’s special day. Yesterday came and went, and just like that all the preparations and hard work were […]

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