About

I am 50 something. My partner is Stuart. I have no children of my own but I do share 2 stepchildren and 4 nieces and nephews. I love words. In 2008, my partner and I purchased a 200 year old stone house and 5 acres of forest surrounding it in Piemonte, Italy. We spent the next year dreaming about it before we tossed our global careers to the wind and moved there. We knew we didn’t have enough money to last long but we wanted to test our dream to see if it really was everything we thought it would be. It was. Far too quickly our money ran out so we returned to the Pacific to work.¬† We managed to scrounge up enough to throw caution to the wind again and return to Italy permanently. I write about the joys and the challenges of our¬†simple lifestyle…

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