About Me

headandshoulders1September 2016 and there’s a new name and look to my blog.  I hope those who have followed me to date will continue to enjoy my posts.

After several years of living in Petritoli, a small town in Le Marche, Italy I am now back in England and for the time being, residing in a delightful rural cottage in the county of Dorset.
I have enjoyed many different roles in my life incuding actress, dance teacher, English teacher and one of the most important responsibilities, that of being a mother and now a grandmother or Nonna as I am called. Two gorgeous granddaughters who live in New York with my daughter. Other children are spread far and wide, Thailand, New Zealand, London and Bristol. My husband (The Man as he is affectionatly referred to on this blog) and I, have the opportunity now to travel world wide and as I have in the past I’ll continue to bring our travel adventures directly to you here.

I had a wonderful time in Italy and now I am enjoying everything that Dorset and England can offer. Lots of writing groups, theatre visits, museums, country house visits…there is so much to see and do. The weather is not as good as Italy but the country walks make up for that – there are miles of public footpaths to discover here.

shortstorypods.com Please take a minute to check it out. You can hear a couple of stories that I’ve written.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Olivespastavino, I’ve just dipped into your lovely blog and must agree. Learning Italian ‘later’ in life is not easy! Like you my memory just isn’t what it used to be, but I’m plodding on hoping to reactivate some brain cells. The more, the better. Ciao.


    • Thank you for dipping into my blog! Memory is a strange thing, mostly I can remember Italian words that are of no use to me!


  2. Ciao from Domenico Pecorari. Although I live and work in Alice Springs, central Australia, my wife, Lynne, and I love Petritoli and recently bought and restored my grandmother’s Iovely apartment in Petritoli, up on La Rocca, right underneath the bell-tower. We hope to spend more time there as we ease into “semi-retirement” and are due to return in December 2014. I hope to meet you then.


  3. Hi Ninette, I wrote a comment probably too large and It was refused by the cwebsite system control.
    So, few words to say welcome again in our land! I’m very glad to have realized that you like it so much and probably love it more than we could show to do it … Thanks to be with us and thanks1 for sharing your moves through your blog.


  4. Giuseppe, thank you for your kind comments…I’ve only just read them! Better late than never (and English expression!) 🙂


  5. Would appreciate if Domenico Pecorari could call Greg Lynch in Melbourne Australia – I’m writing a book on cinema in the outback, with an emphasis on Snow Kenna’s, Pioneer Open Air theatre in The Alice – I’m interested to know the outcome RE: Snow Kenna’s residence & the proposed heritage listing, also the screening of Jedda sometime in 1955 – there is little info available, other than your comment that it was possibly the 2nd screening ever following Darwin ..my phone number is 03 9758 8628 or 0419 362 007 or dimensional1@bigpond.com – would love to chat with you…Regards & best wishes Greg Lynch


  6. Hello – I am making a short educational film about phone box restoration and would like to use a photo of the phonebox library you took. I would need written permission to be able to use it. Can you email me at stenenbaum@gmail.com and I can give you more details about the film. Thanks! Stacey


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