Tag: slow living

The Healthy Mediterranean Diet

Hubby and I have pretty much always followed the Mediterranean diet since we’ve been in Italy. But lately we’re really stepping it up. The older we get, the easier it is to put on weight. […]

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 […]

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. 

Thoughts of the Past {Newspaper}

As a child, I remember my father pouring over the Daily News, our area’s newspaper. Every evening, as ours wasn’t a morning edition, he’d sit in his easy chair, newspaper in hand. Slippers on his […]

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, […]