Happy New Year – Felice Anno Nuovo

Yesterday morning, in Colledimezzo, I enjoyed my final walk of 2020. As usual the views were spectacular.
One year ago on New Years Eve 2019 I walked the same path. We didn’t live here, but enjoyed a two week winter retreat in what was then our second home. We had plans to retire here, but weren’t sure when. On New Years Eve 2020, there was no pandemic. Life was normal, simple, wonderful.
I returned to Colorado on January 8th 2020, leaving my husband here to sort out Italian Medical Insurance, his Italian drivers license and experience working his US job remotely. He flew back to Colorado at the beginning of March, just before the pandemic exploded and Italy shut down. He made it home just in time, and quarantined accordingly. The following week, the whole world changed. We watched people in Rome/Naples and other Italian cities singing on their balconies, making the best of a horrible situation. My heart ached for them.
COVID/Trump/Brexit problems pushed us over the edge and we decided to move to Italy a couple of years earlier than we initially intended. Post Brexit it would have been more complicated because although the USA has been our home since 1995, we are British. Our house in Colorado sold very quickly and my husband headed to Italy on August 1st, it was easier for him because he could work remotely, but for me it meant retirement and I needed more time. Leaving my job with Western Union was difficult. I loved the folks I worked with and I can honestly say it was the best position in my whole working career, but at the end of August I boarded a plane and headed to Rome. What a huge step for and old girl. Retirement in a new country, a new life and a new language to learn.
Now I’m a permanent resident of the beautiful little town of Colledimezzo. The views never disappoint and help dispel the stress of a hellish year. Hopefully the worst is behind us now. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are already been distributed, soon an adult will be running the USA and maybe, just maybe, we can all start living again.
Those of us who survived last year relatively unscathed should count our blessings and concentrate on helping those less fortunate. Happy New Year, Felice Anno Nuovo. Stay Safe.

Bye Bye Brexit

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Brexit is going to be stopped by Uri Geller famous Illusionist!
Its True!
Uri Geller was rather famous in the late sixties early seventies. He performed some spectacular illusions, but what I remember most, is his bending of spoons. Sounds silly doesn’t it, but it was quite intense to watch. I attempted it myself several times, but with no luck!
Yesterday, I came upon an article in the London Evening Standard about Mr. Geller’s threat to stop Brexit.
Apparently he’s written a letter to Theresa May, warning her that if she doesn’t put a stop to Brexit, he’d intervene and stop it telepathically.
We’re all tired of the ridiculous mess that has unfolded over the last couple of years, but now it may be worth tuning in again. If Brexit is actually halted, will it be telepathically by……URI GELLER FAMOUS ILLUSIONIST?

Whether you are for, or against Brexit, this new turn of events could prove entertaining!