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This is the true story of an average American mom who bids farewell to life as she knows it and moves to Rome. More Info

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In the Mouth of the Wolf

In the Mouth of the Wolf

the one where it’s spring in italy

April 19, 2015 by Aye-me

       and then they will have pickles. can life get any better? Not until you turn the corner and they also have non-Peroni beer. Best.Saturday.Night.Ever.      … Read more…

the one where I go to Ireland

April 6, 2015 by Aye-me

You know how in mainstream media Ireland is always filled with people who are dancing jigs and having red hair and wearing nice sweaters? Ireland is for reals just like that…. Read more…

The one where we celebrate Halloween in Italy

November 7, 2014 by Aye-me

 Italian children dress in costume and go to celebrations during Carnevale in February, so Halloween isn’t really celebrated in Rome. I love Halloween and so this lack of Halloween stuff pretty much… Read more…

the one where qualified electricians willing to work in a timely fashion need not apply

October 26, 2014 by Aye-me

Given the decidedly positive slant towards Italy that my blog has ended up taking, one would think all the pesky little annoyances that so plagued me about Italy two or… Read more…

the one where we go to naples

October 17, 2014 by Aye-me

                                                            … Read more…

the one where we drove to Abruzzo

September 15, 2014 by Aye-me

We drove to Abruzzo this weekend to hike to the Corno Grande, the highest peak in the Apennine Mountains. I had never been to that part of Italy (the northernmost… Read more…

Throwback Thursday Photos from May. Except it’s Sunday.

September 14, 2014 by Aye-me

light through the pantheon   Not Old Navy bathing suits   Adorbs! VW wedding bus with honeymoon surfboards!   by the time I walked home, this matchbox car was gone…… Read more…

the one with the pictures

September 13, 2014 by Aye-me

    random wall in siena. maybe it’s not random. maybe it’s very purposeful and an important work of art. i don’t really know. i just pretend i do.   there… Read more…

the one where I come back

September 10, 2014 by Aye-me

 Just as I was sinking into the take-it-for-grantedness of central air and parking lots of my native land, I returned to my adopted home where we keep the rooms shuttered… Read more…

The one where I return to the visa office

August 7, 2014 by Aye-me

As the clock ticks forward, my anxiety and dread increases. No, no, not about my return to Rome —it’s all about my return to the Italian Consulate to obtain a… Read more…