Love reading about everyone's exercise routines (which put my half hour to shame!) and fun and games with pets!
My two dogs are getting old and both now have arthritis. "Walkies" doesn't have the appeal it used to for them and I'm lucky if they stay with me ten minutes. So... I've upped working on my aerobic step (good for the Flights challenge) and of course still do my half hour workout from an Italian fitness instructor on DVDs... quite a good all round workout... well, most days of the week!
Carole and Nyna... I live in Umbria, in central Italy (between Rome and Florence) and have been here for nearly thirty years. Learned Italian as a child, at Italian school in Libya though. Anyway, we rent out a small country villa house here in Umbria, and studio flatlets in the Aeolian Islands off Sicily... I also work for a British agency, as liaison rep for 14 villas... dealing with agency, villa owners, staff and guests. Busy eight months of the year, chaotic for four.
Nyna... I totally love the sound of your pick-your-own blueberry farm. What fun! I can imagine it's very lovely where you are. I have internet friends in PA and it all looks so beautifully green!