When I started this blog (yesterday), I had no idea I would wake up with “followers” who were folks I didn’t already know! So, I feel compelled to go back a bit further and explain how we got to where this blog picks up – moving from NM to Italy…
It started in 2002 when we came up with a 5-year plan to save for 5 years, then quit everything and see the world. In 2008 we did just that – and ya know what – the world is COOL! Especially Europe! We loved our time here and have been trying to find a way back ever since.
I’ll skip the not-very-interesting handful of years in between and get us to my birthday this past January. That was the day Steve was in London interviewing at the Counsel of International Schools job fair. As you may know, he is currently a SPED Administrator, but was interviewing for teaching positions all over Europe. He had several job offers and much interest, but as soon as the offer from the International School of Florence came through, all others fell aside – as Italy was our true goal! Nice birthday present, yes? We both love Italy (and not JUST for the food) and it will get us within a Ryan air flight or train ride to the rest of Europe – pretty darn cool!!!
In any case, here we are -with me as the “scouting party” – coming early as I had the time to learn some Italian and find a place to live (and learn a hundred little unexpected lessons in the process).
I share a couple of photos from that 2008 trip – the most wonderful chocolatier in the world – Dumon in Brugge; us in our new country, and a photo from our new city….Thanks for reading!