If you must know about me…



I made the babies and I also make the bruschetta.

I am adventurous, creative, energetic, petrified beyond comprehension of  spiders and bugs, and every so often Dave foolishly reminds me that I can be stubborn. I like wine, taking photographs, learning languages, pasta, history, and meeting new people. Life in Canada was grande, but Dave’s career has offered us an opportunity to continue our adventure in Italy, which suits my interests perfectly. We have swerved off our beaten path, been blushingly embarrassed by our attempts to speak italian, but together are making fresh tracks in our new land and home.

This blog documents our ups and down, our mistakes and lessons learned, our rewards, and (what we think are) hilarious times.  Peruse one of my posts or subscribe and join us on our bonding bon voyage.


Fact: Make overs bring on many laughs and there by reduce wrinkles.

The funny thing is, the kids really believed I looked awesome after their magic work was done.



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4 Responses to If you must know about me…

  1. John says:

    It’s like…staring, in rapture, through the looking glass…then swelling with pride. Thanks for the journey :)

  2. Jubey says:

    Love it!

  3. Jen says:


    My husband and I and two small boys (2 yo and 4mo) live in Buffalo, NY and have an opportunity to move to Vicenza, Italy for 3 years with his work (DoD). I am wondering if you would be willing to share you experience moving to Italy, how old were your children? Besides the obvious nervousness of moving to another country, having little ones puts a completely different perspective on things :) Would you mind sharing your experience/thoughts/opinions? Is it worth the adventure? Thank you so much!

    Jen Palaganas

  4. Joyce says:

    Dear Babies and Bruschetta,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in Italy, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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