The Reluctant Teacher

My crazy Italian life continues… The Reluctant Teacher Willie, originally from Peru, sits on my left. He has been in Italy for ten years and wants to learn English. Samba, a refugee from Mali, sits on my right. He speaks a kind of French dialect and he’s here to learn Italian. I volunteer twice a […]

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Travelling with the Fun Family!

Welcome, Joe and Kris, Mark and Jerome and Bob and Sue! ( and a surprise guest visit from Mr. Daniel Abbott) The First Eight Days It’s amazing that all three flights from different European airports all arrived on time in Florence. First came Jerome and Mark, then Bob and Sue and finally Chris and Joe. […]

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Our Days At Il Colle: a little piece of paradise

Sunday, September 17 Welcome, Mike and Carolyn and Johanne from California, Louise from Montreal and Judy and Bruce from Virginia. After a welcoming wine and cheese tasting with our host Giovanni, we toured the property, Il Colle, and settled into our rooms. Monday, Sept 18, We strolled through Greve in Chianti, then visited Podere Le […]

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Arrivo!

Somebody is happy to see me! and these guys too I think! But here I am: I can see the Cross at Poggio Alla Croce from Elettra’s house My flight over was way longer than usual, with the baggage handler strike in Toronto making me late for my connection in Paris and then windy conditions […]

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