May 2017 Adventures

May was full of adventure and visitors. We ventured south to the Amalfi Coast recently to enjoy the amazing scenery, perfect weather and inspiring cuisine and to scope out the drive before our visitors arrived.  Amalfi Coast lives up to the hype, it's stunning and the roads are narrow, windy and a bit scary specially … Continue reading May 2017 Adventures

Preparing for the Sun

Today is the pagan holiday Imbolc.  Tonight we welcome the quieting of Winter and the approach of Spring. The Crone makes way for the Maiden in the turning of the wheel. Bright, warm blessings to all on this Imbolc. Today I am hoping the turning of the wheel brings some peace, love, good energy and a happy … Continue reading Preparing for the Sun

Buona Befana

  As the holiday season approached this year I learned about some of the Italian traditions and one took me by pleasant surprise.       La Befana - She is the legend of an old witch who visits homes to leave gifts for good children and coal for bad ones on the 5th of … Continue reading Buona Befana

Autumn Has Arrived

It's official, I'm chilly this morning. 🙂  Nice timing with the Autumn Equinox (Mabon) this week.  Naples, Italy does have all four seasons as I understand it.  Summer was hot and some humid days but much milder than Japan.  I've heard Winter here is wet and chilly but not cold enough for snow unless you … Continue reading Autumn Has Arrived

First Trip to Rome

The husband and I decided the first trip to Rome we should drive then following trips we would figure out the train system.  It was I think just under two hours to go from our town to the middle of Rome where we had reservations at Hotel Della Nazioni.  The husband chose this hotel mainly … Continue reading First Trip to Rome