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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and to help with the cause I will be donating 10% of my Etsy Shop sales for the entire month to Breast Cancer Connections.  This is a Bay area organization that provides education, counseling, resources and community to those people diagnosed with cancer and their families.  They also provide testing to […]

My "Lost Earring" Policy

My “Lost Earring” Policy

Yesterday I lost an earring, which is something I hardly ever do. However, when it happens, it can be extremely irritating. It’s these times that have made me establish my “Lost Earring” policy: if a customer loses one earring, I will sell them a single earring instead of making them buy a whole new pair. […]

Road to Rome

Saturday 5-1-10 We have a driver to Spoleto today to catch a train to Rome. TiP:  When you have a driver in a different country, sit in the front seat.  This is a great opportunity to learn something from a regular person working in the country you are visiting AND they enjoy the chance to […]

It’s all about the people

4-30-10 I have to say taking a walking trip of a country is a fabulous way to see things that you would never see on a cruise or a bus tour or whatever.  We have had 4 days of walking for a total of  53.5 km – just over 33 miles.  I have lost track […]

Just a little wrong turn

4-29-10 This will be our last day of walking – we get a ride to knock of 3.5kmso we have 13.5km ( a bit over 8 miles) to walk today.  We start out at the Abbazia di San Eutizio. We need a break: This is another town where we don’t see a soul. This is […]

There is no w in Italian!

4-28-10 So far we have been able to email our friends and family to let them know we haven’t wandered off the path or run off with some Italian man.  The keyboards are set up a little differently so the punctuation takes a bit longer.  In our remote hotels, our hosts let us use their […]

Day of the Dogs

4-28-10 Today we  get a ride to a small town called Visso and we are walking from here to Preci (14km about 8.5 miles).  Our driver is quite entertaining and speaks English well so I don’t bother to practice my Italian.  He asks us what time we arrived to the hotel from the walk and […]