I am a mom, a wife, a serial traveller, a survivor and a dreamer. I love flowers, photography, travelling, reading and cooking. I write about my passions.
I try to live my life to the fullest in spite of my chronic illness. Sometimes I succeed…. sometimes I don’t.
I live in Switzerland with my husband and two kids, a girl – in her teens – and a boy.
I consider myself a serial traveller.
I was born in Rome, Italy, my parents immigrants from the neighbouring regions of Umbria and Latium.
My father worked for an intercontinental airline and when he got posted around the world the family followed. It was a great adventure. In my younger years I have lived in Africa, Australia, Asia and America. After university I moved for work to the UK for a while then back to Italy and years later to Switzerland.
I love to travel and especially love to visit places I have read about. I love to visit new places as the next gal, but I also love to go back to places where I have lived as a girl to experience how much they (and I) have changed and share them with my husband and kids.
I am a survivor. I was diagnosed with cancer four years ago and underwent treatment and I thank God everyday that it went well. I still have to go for regular check-ups.
I have worked 20 years in financial institutions and had to retire because of my chronic illness.
I suffer from chronic migraines, which is not fun. When I have a bad attack I am completely useless, sometimes the attacks are a little less strong and with medication and after a while I can manage a very superficial conversation. The rest of the time I have headaches so I tend not to listen to music too much 🙂 ! Anyway I try and find solace in the beauty of nature (did I mention how much I love flowers?) and in the love of my family.
I love cooking. I started as a kid, helping out my mom and my grandmothers with small tasks and graduating to more difficult ones with time. I think that preparing food for someone you care about is a way of showing your love. I love to cook Italian but also Chinese, Indian, Thai, English and American cuisine.