Settling in quite nicely in this new space. The kitchen is now my other “office” with the new addition to our family, Claire, and the new friends and guests that come by that enjoy my asian fusion experiments. Of the many surprises I’ve had this first month, one of them is this package from

Jillian

, another blogger from north of Italy, another expat, a new friend I still have to meet. I love receiving mail and though I haven’t been sending much out there since the move, I was more than happy to see this blue paper washi-taped parcel.

There were some funny treats from their recent trip to Japan, the coolest jacket for Adamo (thankfully still big enough for him to grow into. that boy is BIG!), and most surprising of all, one of her vintage aprons. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that and YAY my first apron! Take a look at the full set

here

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I really liked the tape she used with this saying, “Become who you are” or

“Diventa quello che sei”

from Nietsche. I think I’ve been doing that, surprising myself with what I find to be me.

Thank you for this

Jill

. un abbraccio 🙂