Buon Natale

It was another unpredictable year. I hope in 2022 we can finally get ahead of the virus. I’m sure everyone is as tired as I am of the uncertainty and the stress of it all. I have heard from multiple people that they are resigned to catching it. I think this is not a good attitude, and we must remain vigilant. It is still dangerous, especially for older folks…

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for reading this journal. I realize at times it is not terribly exciting but life, even in Italy, just ISN’T all that exciting, all the time 😏 And this pandemic hasn’t helped much in that department for sure! We have some wishes and dreams for next year…let’s all make our plans and cross our fingers that our plans all work out! 🤞🤞

Have a happy holiday season everyone, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year! 🎉 🎊

30 thoughts on “Buon Natale

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Oh thank you Natalie! It’s comments like this that spur me on to write! Happy new year!

  2. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Maggie, I’m happy to keep you feeling connected. I guess our market days are one of my favorite things about living here. Especially the Saturday local vendor market. I love the fresh things they sell and I like to support the people who live, farm, and produce things here! Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year to you!

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Louann, yep we will stay in Italy. We love it here still. Enjoy your house in Ugento! May we have a good 2022!

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Carlo, I’ve been thinking of you. Glad you’ve gotten moved and enjoyed a Christmas in your new house. Merry Christmas to you and Mary!

  5. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Warren! Great to hear from you. I hope things are as wells as can be expected with you. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you!

  6. Maggie Gardiner

    Merry Christmas to you both and thankyou for your blog. Connects us with our memories of living in Santa Juliana and market days in Umbertide.

  7. Sharon Mead

    Merry Christmas Nancy and Luther!!!
    I’ve always enjoy your blog, a taste of Italy I miss!
    We will definitely meet up next August,
    So look forward to seeing you, counting the days!

  8. Louann chapman

    Thanks for the entertaining descriptions. Don’t worry about the level of excitement! We bought a house in Ugento for the purpose of getting away from excitement to peace and quiet and relaxation. Happy New Year and best of luck selling your apartment! Curious if you still intend on remaining in Italy?

  9. Carlo

    Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad to you, your family, and all your readers from sunny Colorado!

  10. Margaret Gaino Ewing

    Thank you Nancy, for your blog . I Really enjoy it and sometimes I share with family. Merry Christmas!

  11. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Casey, I sure hope we can get this thing slowed or stopped. We need our lives back…I miss traveling, and seeing my family and friends . . . All tephe best for 2022!

  12. Casey Carter

    Merry Christmas to you and yours to stay safely vaccinated and encourage other to do the same. It’s a time none of us thought would happen but it can be stopped so our travels can be scheduled.
    I enjoy your journal.

  13. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Laura! Thanks and that’s a nice thing to say. All days matter for sure, no matter the circumstances and Auguri to you for your citizenship recognition! So much easier for you to live here as a citizen.

  14. Laura Russo Tayloe

    My Italian citizenship was recognized, not ancestry. The auto correct function is working overtime. Best wishes for good health in the New Year!

  15. Laura Russo Tayloe

    Buon Natale, Nancy. I enjoy every post because of its reminder that every day matters and is worth reflecting on no matter the circumstances. My Italian ancestry was recognized this month. I hope to join you in 2022.

  16. Joanne Qualey

    Love your blog, Nancy. Thankful for your observations and newsy bits.. Merry Christmas and here’s to a better 2022!

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