Author Archive: taccarinoinitaly

Let the packing begin

Written on November 16, 2016 I waited until November 1 to start packing.  We have a lot of pictures…..  Everything is going into suitcases or totes and being hauled up to John and Richard’s, stored in their garage until we leave in December. Now on the 16th, I feel like we are in good shape. …

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Moving

Just as we are physically moving my blog will be moving too.  I hope that you will come along to it. I have to pay for linking this blog to my new blog and I didn’t get around to doing that so you will have to do a little sleuthing.  The name of the new …

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I’m in France

By and large when I am not trying to handle an international move, I am a happy person.  When I am happy and relaxed little snippets of songs tumble out of my mouth or I whistle.  I have an uncle who does this  and my friend Jim will burst into song (mostly hymns).  I know …

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Foggy mornings/Sunnyafternoons

Just a few pictures taken in and around Monte San Savino In the fall, here in southern Tuscany, mornings often start out foggy, misty, dampish.  But then that sun bursts through and it is a beautiful day. As the day ends, it seems as if this building in town is ready for the holiday season, …

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What not to do when someone is moving

It hasn’t happened yet, but years ago when we moved here at least three people gave us books!  Some, after we had packed and shipped things.  Yes, nice heavy books.  I’m just waiting. So this morning, I had staggered awake because Ben had an appointment in Arezzo and we had to get ready.  I was …

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Connections

I started this blog in 2008 as a way to keep our friends in the US up to date with what we were doing in Italy.  And, I like to write, take pictures and tell stories.  Originally I was just sending emails with a picture or two in the email.  Friends began asking permission to …

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Fall Lunch at Menchetti

Reading this blog it would be possible to think that all we do is meet folks for lunch or to party.  We do boring things too, like wash and grocery shopping.  But who wants to see pictures of that? prosciutto with the last of the good melon. A cheesy omelet with vegetables Some of the …

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American Graffiti

Before our Canadian friends, Dinah and Allen scampered back to Canada we had an enjoyable lunch with them at American Graffiti in Arezzo.  I think that it is similar to a Johnny Rocket Restaurant. Very American Rock and Roll interior. There were milkshakes which Allen and Ben enjoyed.  And there was….. Dr. Pepper!!!!!! Lord have …

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Treasure

Recently, I made a drop off of clothing at a nearby charity shop.  Since I was there I decided to have a look around.  (Yes, I know I am moving soon.  But there are commemorative wine glasses from Arezzo that I am looking for and for any other small items that are very ‘Italian’.)  I …

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Happy Halloween!

One of my favorite days of the year.  It is catching on here more and more.  This year for the first time, in the Esselunga, I saw candy packaged for Halloween, right beside costumes!  And Lidl has a big Halloween offering too. I should make an effort to get a pumpkin since I will be …

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