our changing world

Although I can’t exactly see this happening in Italy any time soon, where there are more pressing needs, such as toilet paper and handsoap in schools, as well as money to pay teachers to cover the hours of schooling, I found this recent post by Mario Garcia fascinating about the use of ipads in schools in the US. I wonder whether our children really will be popping their tablets into their Eastpaks when they are 12. It just maybe.

After many years of living here I have decided that there are three good reasons for a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure (I’m sure that there are lots of others):
The park of the magic flute by Luzzati with great slides, loads of shade, clean toilets and very near the station
Seghezzo (only for small purchases of course) for Vegemite, Walkers oatcakes, natural liquorice sticks and coconut milk and anything else english or exotic - they also have wasabi
Calzoleria Sergio Custo (next to the Sabot, about 40 further on towards Portofino) for these little beauties above - sometimes it’s great to be a girl!

After many years of living here I have decided that there are three good reasons for a trip to Santa Margherita Ligure (I’m sure that there are lots of others):

The park of the magic flute by Luzzati with great slides, loads of shade, clean toilets and very near the station

Seghezzo (only for small purchases of course) for Vegemite, Walkers oatcakes, natural liquorice sticks and coconut milk and anything else english or exotic - they also have wasabi

Calzoleria Sergio Custo (next to the Sabot, about 40 further on towards Portofino) for these little beauties above - sometimes it’s great to be a girl!

E’ la più bella del mondo! Viva la scuola!

E’ la più bella del mondo! Viva la scuola!

One of my favourite ever Olivia photos. She seemed to be trying to wish Lily, just born, away with all her bubbles. But it didn’t work!

One of my favourite ever Olivia photos. She seemed to be trying to wish Lily, just born, away with all her bubbles. But it didn’t work!

Milestones….

Well we have the rucksack, and the Barbapapa diary, and the pencil case and all those coloured exercise books. So tomorrow is the big day and my just turned six Olivietta will be off to proper school. I wonder if anyone can give some advice? It only seems like yesterday that she was like this. I have a feeling that I’m going to cry!

At the “Stella Paolis”. A lovely day with zio fabio, zio paolo and zia cri. Worth wearing a lifejacket for! Penna accavallate alla Paolo. Nicolino’s white wine from the boschetto. The best!

Back to the other life

Or rather…put one life on hold to get back to the real one! Back in social media and old media land the day after Ferragosto. Now trying to plan some trips out..the trenino to Casella? Back to the slides in Monterosso? Sand in Sestri Levante? New beaches to discover. Very happy that the rash vests have arrived form UK so I can stop slathering, on them at least!

Lily strawberry fairy (as we are now having to call her) photographed by Olivia (zinnia fairy).

Lily strawberry fairy (as we are now having to call her) photographed by Olivia (zinnia fairy).

These are the photos that I like most, done by one or other of the dwarves. It’s the world from their height, the things that are important. I have to bite my lip at the thought of the destruction of the camera but then try and think ahead to what is coming next.

These are the photos that I like most, done by one or other of the dwarves. It’s the world from their height, the things that are important. I have to bite my lip at the thought of the destruction of the camera but then try and think ahead to what is coming next.

Mmmm this could get me restarted

So I’m in a bit of a sewing rut (too many things to tidy up, clean, buy, sell, do, think about, forget to do) but tonight on the fantastic Soulemama blog I found this link shock! a European fantastic pattern supplier Citronille from France. I think that Flavie, Suzane or Antonine are just waiting for ME!