We Made It!



First of all sorry to all of the people in internet land, including my blogger friends, people who have commented or who have visited in the last few days and noticed no new posts, I’ve been a little inactive!


We’re in Rome!!


I mentioned here that for my son’s second birthday my man and I planned a trip to Rome.  Well, it turns out that planning a trip to Rome requires a lot more work on my part.

We left Modena Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm, it usually takes 4 hours to drive to Rome or 2.5 with the train. We decided to drive so that we could have the car for the weekend and be flexible with our plans. It took us a good 6 HOURS to get here between pitstops and dinner.  Oh Well, we made it!

We spent Saturday at the BioPark, which is Rome’s antique Zoo, I’ll be posting all about it, Sunday we had my son’s second birthday at Explora, the Children’s museum.  After lunch my man drove back to Modena and I’ve stayed here.  Yesterday was a really rainy day, we had a few misadventures but ended up having a lovely walk (aka long and tiring!!)  chasing pigeons in the piazza and eating awful food fit enough for a tourist!  My hosts are my best Canadian friend who lives in Rome, her Roman husband and their wonderful 16 month old daughter.


They are like family, and in their apartment of 34 meters squared (365 square feet) they make us feel at home.


Rome is intense.  I can’t imagine living here and navigating the traffic, parking, amount of dog poop on the sidewalks, and hectic pace of this city day in and day out.  Rome is like NO OTHER CITY ON THE PLANET. It is a beautiful, organic maze or wonder, beauty, people and moss that leaves you awe struck at every turn.


My friends are incredible hosts and friends and so far this has been an amazing way to celebrate the birth of my son two years ago.



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  • Oh wow, Rome sounds fabulous and the pics are adorable #AllAboutYou

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  • Oh wow, looks like you guys are having so much fun, I lived in Trastevere in Rome after uni working for a film producer, lots of crazy but fun memories there, gorgeous friendships were made, wonderful food eaten and it was only for a short time too-such a breathtakingly beautiful city, have fun x #allaboutyou

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  • I can’t wait to hear more about this trip – we absolutely love Rome, but have only done it adult-style. I think that city breaks with small children (under 5s) is intimidating, especially if you don’t know people there. How wonderful that your friend is in Italy too! great to have you back – you’ve been missed! #AllAboutYou

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  • Happy Belated Second Birthday to your little man! Rome is on my list of places that I want to visit one day. I’ve heard that it has some truly breathtaking sights.

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