Tag: simple living

My ABC of Simple Slow Living

My ABC of Simple Living? It’s about getting back to the basics. I strive to life a more simple, natural life. First, because it’s good for us and for the planet. But also because as […]

Dog Payments, Snowballs and Debt-Free Living!

I‘m fond of saying that Hubby and I should have received a financial stupidity award in our early marriage. Armed with credit cards and few brains, we shopped foolishly and extravagantly. Even buying a dog […]

Simple Slow Living for Retirement

Between certain life-style choices we’ve made, and finding retirement age just around the corner (yikes), we’re starting to think about those years more. Choices we in no way regret, but which will undoubtedly make retirement interesting, to […]

Chestnuts Bursting on an Open Fire

The fire didn’t heat better out of the fireplace. Though no one would ever convince the dear stubborn, old man of that! Yet we fondly remember those simple evenings of reading by the fire as some of […]

Around Town: A Journey Into the Past

Going around town in Italian villages is a journey into the past. Another time. Another way of life. Everything, from the narrow, cobblestoned streets to ancient buildings, speaks of times gone by. 

To Grandfather’s House in Italy!

How our kids loved going over the river and through the woods to their Grandfather’s house in Italy! “It’s just like Heidi’s house!” they would enthuse. And it was, only not quite as isolated. And here (below), in fact, […]