Old to New Year’s Wanderings

Christmas was a cosy celebration together with my second son and his family in Antwerp, Belgium. My son, together with his wife’s brother, cooked up a storm and we were regaled to a scrumptious multi-course spread; oysters, freshly-made soup, tagliatelle and cappelletti (similar to tortellini), and the list goes on. All the rest of us […]

Discovering my Maternal Roots… sort of

The comforting early morning warmth greeted me as I left St. Anthony Guesthouse where I roomed during my stay in Assisi. The Sisters of Atonement, an American Franciscan order, had prepared some fruit to take along on my travel south.  When I booked (in Italian) I thought I was dealing with an Italian run convent.  […]

Visiting the Home Front

Whirlwind Family Visit – The Canadian Clan The West July was filled with family and friends visits and Canadian legalities. It was wonderful to spend time in Calgary, AB with my daughter, husband and granddaughters. Although we regularly visit on Skype, I’m amazed at how my two granddaughters have grown;  Jamie will be starting grade […]