About


I am an American living in the suburbs of Milan Italy.  I am originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and I have been teaching English for over ten years.  Some things I enjoy are traveling around the world, meeting new people, genealogy and blogging (when I have time that is).

I originally started blogging to share my experiences of living in Italy with friends and family back in North America.  After awhile, that has become pretty mundane and boring.  Especially after living here for 15 years, I’ve adjusted/integrated into living in this area of Italy.

Now that Donald Trump has taken office as President of The United States, I have decided to write about topics closer to my heart’s home, The USA.  Especially subjects that can be improved.  I can say that I now have more of an open mind and have learned a thing or two after have lived in Europe for 15 years.

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13 responses to “About

  1. The new and improved(?) Life in Italy has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/04/sites-to-see_24.html

  2. Just passing by to have a visit here. NIce new site.

  3. “Life in Italy” has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors to your site.

    http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/12/sunday-drive_27.html

    P.S.: I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year!

  4. Dear Blogger,
    good morning from Tuscany, Italy! I started a blog on Tuscan mountains of Pistoia area, fantastic place for those who love skiing, biking, and do all outdoor activiities.
    Pistoia of course is a beautiful art city, and its surroundings are a piece of authentic Tuscany you would love.
    I linked your blogs to ours, I would appreciate if you would do the same! Let’s keep in touch!
    Kind regards

    Rosanna Capitani

    http://mountainsoftuscany.wordpress.com

  5. If you know someone interested…thanks…

    ********************
    New weddings and events company has been looking for an english native business partner.
    Requirements: english mother tongue only, eligible to work in Italy, passion for weddings and events, outgoing and motivated.

    Società di nuova apertura organizzazione di matrimoni ed eventi cerca partner esclusivamente madrelingua inglese.
    Requisiti: madrelingua inglese, regolare permesso di soggiorno, passione per weddings ed eventi, forti doti comunicative e di relazione.

    • RE: WP COMO

      I read your note about looking for a English native. Well I am a former New Yorker living in Milan, and I am very interested in your company. Please email me and tell me more about what you are looking for in a partner.
      B Rgds,
      Anne

  6. Hello Ann,
    I enjoy reading your blog. I, too, live in Italia and just so happen to have a friend who is from New York, living in Milano. She’s been there for a year. I’d like to introduce the two of you, if possible???

  7. I have been living in Italy since the Fall of 1994, and have been living in Milan since early 1996. The city is not just business and fashion; it has lots to offer culturally, and, keeping my peepers open, I find beauty and fun everywhere, which I share on my non-commercial blog, which I invite you to see and to put in your blogroll, if interested: http://mymilanitaly.blogspot.com.
    Thanks!

  8. I just found your blog and I like it! I’m an Italian living in North America and I write about my life here. Pass by and let me know, I’m sure you will find post you can enjoy!
    elenasc.wordpress.com

  9. Hi! 🙂
    I took a look at your blog and I think it’s very useful because of the information you provide and the closeness way it is written! I work for InterNations.org, the largest social network catering to expats working, and living abroad. Our 600.000+ members interact with each other in a secure online & offline environment about their individual and shared experience abroad. your content would be beneficial to offer our members in Italy as well as members of the expat community which are considering this country as their next destination. Because of this we are interested in submitting a sponsored post or article to your site and linked to ours.
    Is this something you might be interested in?
    I Hope to hear from you soon! I really appreciate answers, even if they are negative… thanks! 🙂

  10. Terri from Saskatchewan

    Hey my friend!! Wondering how life is for you!! Just read your last blog – did you ever get your licence?? Hope all is well!!

    From the freezing north!
    Terri

    • Nope, never did. Tried taking the written test twice, failed both times. Went into a panic the day of the test, was doing well on the practice tests at home, averaging two errors.

      A person is allowed six months after “registering” for driving school to take and pass the written test. Once successful, on to driving lessons and driving exam, same situation. A person is allowed up to six months to study and pass.

      Since I took six months to try taking the exam twice, now I have to start all over again collecting documents, bouncing around the province(s) of Varese/Milan. Going to the optometrist, medical doctor, neurologist (I have epilepsy), twice to the provincial health office which is about 20 miles away and parking is a nightmare, even for Italian standards.

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