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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Words of Wisdom

A fabulous early-autumn day here at the lake. Brilliant blue sky, sparkling water, a stiff breeze and warm, warm sunshine. The woods are ringing with the shots of Wednesday hunters.





On this beautiful morning I'm welcoming visitors from Words of Wisdom, where I'm honoured to be today's Blogger of Note (thanks to that hardworking duo, Sandy and Pam). Please, feel free to take a look around and leave a comment to let me know you were here, and where I can read your own Words of Wisdom.

I'm an English expat living in the far north of Italy, in a tiny, ancient granite village set on an outcrop of rock overlooking the splendid Lago Maggiore. I started writing this blog in 2007 as an antidote to being at home alone with two little monsters, a ravening horde of feral cats and a coop full of woman-eating chickens. Thinking of articles to write, and taking photographs to illustrate them has given me a real sense of perspective, a love of the tiny details in my surroundings, and reignited my sense of humour about being a mid-life mother living in a stubbornly medieval house half way up a mountain with no road.

In the sidebar there is a list of what I think are some interesting posts. Here you'll find local interest, expat advice, incisive socio-political comment and a healthy dose of pure Mamma madness

Enjoy!

15 comments:

Lazarus said...

Louise,

Just checked in through BON and find your site fascinating. As an American with Greek roots who has a latent desire to live in the Old Country for some period of time (not sure how long, maybe just summers when I get closer to retirement), I envy you! Great blog, keep up the entertaining writing, it's great escapism for the rest of us!

Louise | Italy said...

Hi Lazarus -- just visited your blog. Found some serious funnies! Love it!

Woodman said...

You are lucky, its a dark, filthy, wet start to the day here with more heavy rain and gale force winds forecast. Still, it is Autumn I suppose.

Lorenzo said...

Hi, Louise. I'm just over from Words of Wisdom and am delighted to find your blog. I have taken a strokl through the Picture Gallery and will be coming back for more visits to your charmed village and blog.

chrysalis said...

Think you forgot to mention 'the cooking wizard' and the canine chaos that is 'Jakob, the lord of misrule'!!!

Lora said...

Ahhh, I'll be back to visit you often! Congratulations on your BON day...and I'm glad to "meet" you!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on your BON feature today. =)

Katie Gates said...

WOW is the word. What a find you are! You write beautifully.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I love your blog and I'm glad others are discovering it today. Happy BON day!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

congrats on your BON! came from WOW to say WOW! off to read now that I've seen your beautiful pictures. Feel free to stop by at any time if you have a minute
www.castazero.blogspot.com

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I'm stopping by from Words of Wisdom. My grandma (Martha Borello was her maiden name) is from Turin originally. Maybe reading your blog will be as good as visiting my "homeland"? I hope so!

deborahjbarker said...

Congratulations on your BON day. A beautifully written blog and I love Italy - just not in the August heat - your description of walking to the hospital whilst in labour made me smile. So glad you didn't have to come back and start again!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi Louise, Congratulations on being featured on Words of Wisdom, which for some reason I have never heard of until today, when this is the second time it has been mentioned.
I have finally admitted that Autumn has arrived here in Lazio with colder nights and mornings but still pleasant during the day.

Myrna R. said...

Congratulations.

I've read several of your blogs and enjoyed them all. I love Italy, was there (about 100 years ago), and I think following your blog will help me pretend I'm there once again.

I also very much like your writing and your photos.

So glad to meet you.

Christine Gram said...

Louise, I need to stop in more often although I'm afraid you make me incapacitated with home-sickness. God I miss it!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Words of Wisdom

A fabulous early-autumn day here at the lake. Brilliant blue sky, sparkling water, a stiff breeze and warm, warm sunshine. The woods are ringing with the shots of Wednesday hunters.





On this beautiful morning I'm welcoming visitors from Words of Wisdom, where I'm honoured to be today's Blogger of Note (thanks to that hardworking duo, Sandy and Pam). Please, feel free to take a look around and leave a comment to let me know you were here, and where I can read your own Words of Wisdom.

I'm an English expat living in the far north of Italy, in a tiny, ancient granite village set on an outcrop of rock overlooking the splendid Lago Maggiore. I started writing this blog in 2007 as an antidote to being at home alone with two little monsters, a ravening horde of feral cats and a coop full of woman-eating chickens. Thinking of articles to write, and taking photographs to illustrate them has given me a real sense of perspective, a love of the tiny details in my surroundings, and reignited my sense of humour about being a mid-life mother living in a stubbornly medieval house half way up a mountain with no road.

In the sidebar there is a list of what I think are some interesting posts. Here you'll find local interest, expat advice, incisive socio-political comment and a healthy dose of pure Mamma madness

Enjoy!

15 comments:

Lazarus said...

Louise,

Just checked in through BON and find your site fascinating. As an American with Greek roots who has a latent desire to live in the Old Country for some period of time (not sure how long, maybe just summers when I get closer to retirement), I envy you! Great blog, keep up the entertaining writing, it's great escapism for the rest of us!

Louise | Italy said...

Hi Lazarus -- just visited your blog. Found some serious funnies! Love it!

Woodman said...

You are lucky, its a dark, filthy, wet start to the day here with more heavy rain and gale force winds forecast. Still, it is Autumn I suppose.

Lorenzo said...

Hi, Louise. I'm just over from Words of Wisdom and am delighted to find your blog. I have taken a strokl through the Picture Gallery and will be coming back for more visits to your charmed village and blog.

chrysalis said...

Think you forgot to mention 'the cooking wizard' and the canine chaos that is 'Jakob, the lord of misrule'!!!

Lora said...

Ahhh, I'll be back to visit you often! Congratulations on your BON day...and I'm glad to "meet" you!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on your BON feature today. =)

Katie Gates said...

WOW is the word. What a find you are! You write beautifully.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I love your blog and I'm glad others are discovering it today. Happy BON day!

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

congrats on your BON! came from WOW to say WOW! off to read now that I've seen your beautiful pictures. Feel free to stop by at any time if you have a minute
www.castazero.blogspot.com

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

I'm stopping by from Words of Wisdom. My grandma (Martha Borello was her maiden name) is from Turin originally. Maybe reading your blog will be as good as visiting my "homeland"? I hope so!

deborahjbarker said...

Congratulations on your BON day. A beautifully written blog and I love Italy - just not in the August heat - your description of walking to the hospital whilst in labour made me smile. So glad you didn't have to come back and start again!

LindyLouMac said...

Hi Louise, Congratulations on being featured on Words of Wisdom, which for some reason I have never heard of until today, when this is the second time it has been mentioned.
I have finally admitted that Autumn has arrived here in Lazio with colder nights and mornings but still pleasant during the day.

Myrna R. said...

Congratulations.

I've read several of your blogs and enjoyed them all. I love Italy, was there (about 100 years ago), and I think following your blog will help me pretend I'm there once again.

I also very much like your writing and your photos.

So glad to meet you.

Christine Gram said...

Louise, I need to stop in more often although I'm afraid you make me incapacitated with home-sickness. God I miss it!