To my wonderful wonderful wife

By Francesco (and his terrible English) It is strange to use a common blog to support each other, but since we are not in the same place, I’ll do it anyway. There are ups and downs in life. That’s a fact and we cannot ignore them. The only thing one can do in these times is to bite the bullet and get through it. And you, Chiara, you do it. You are the strongest and thoughest woman I’ve ever met and your resilience is inspiring. I know it is not easy, but if it were easy, you wouldn’t do it, … Continue reading To my wonderful wonderful wife

Throwback Thursday!

I am in Strasbourg for the Plenary of the European Parliament. I have been travelling for a while now, and will be doing some more travelling soon. While I am beyond grateful to be here, to be a part of this and to be living the dream in a much better way than I ever pictured for myself, I am also missing two of the most important people in my life: my beautiful, beautiful sisters! So here is a little #tbt to the second-to-last day before I got married, when my sisters and I took a nice walk in Val … Continue reading Throwback Thursday!

He asked… one year ago

A year ago my husband asked me to marry him. I cannot really explain how that memory will forever be truly special. I guess it was so heartfelt and so natural and spontaneous. Francesco’s proposal perfectly, magically embodied who we are. We are down to earth, and so incredibly in love. It was a Sunday in September. I was working and he had just taken part in a 60+ k trail run in the Dolomites the day before and was about to leave on an airplane (see: I’m leaving on a jet plane…) He woke up before dawn and had … Continue reading He asked… one year ago

Coming home as husband and wife

We’ve made it! Our last flight for the summer is over and we are finally home. And we are both so, so happy. We have absorbed, enjoyed and made the most of all the love we have been surrounded by and showered with and we have now made it home again, after a little more than a month. It feels good to be home and to be able to spend some time with each other. To go back to all the old habits, but with a new role and a new awareness. To go get groceries together, cook for each … Continue reading Coming home as husband and wife

Throwback Thursday

Wedding: #tbt My wedding day was perfect, because I knew it would be. I was going to marry the man of my dreams, my one love, The One. What could go wrong, as long as we were husband and wife at the end of the day? That said, any wedding can prove tricky. I had been told that there would be glitches, but I didn’t believe them. My wedding would just be perfect. And it was! But we did have glitches. So here comes my very personal list in 6 points (plus 1) on how to survive on that very … Continue reading Throwback Thursday

Wedding day report

Disclaimer: this is going to be a monster post, but I promise to keep the next ones shorter!   Despite an administrative problem, a ribbon that wouldn’t be undone by our best man when we had to exchange rings, the worst nightmare of all – an accident with my wedding dress involving an aunt stepping onto it and tearing it apart, albeit in a non-visible way –, and a wasp that somehow managed to find her way inside my bodice and sting me twice on my tummy, we pulled it off. We are husband and wife! Our wedding day was, … Continue reading Wedding day report

Vows – Chiara

I felt so proud to be marrying the man of my dreams and to be able to promise him I would be there for him in front of all my friends and family, the people I really cared about. At the same time, I was so emotional that I had to stop and breathe several times. I would have liked my voice to tremble a bit less, but I also thought that that moment was never going to come back, and that I had to live it the way it was. Many of you have asked me to post our vows, … Continue reading Vows – Chiara

Vows – Francesco

IT version first, EN version under it. IT version Chiara, abbiamo aspettato tanto per vivere questo momento. Come altre volte è capitato nella vita di entrambi, magari senza volerlo, abbiamo fissato un appuntamento per il quale prepararci, allenarci, metterci in forma, in modo da arrivare qui oggi e far registrare la nostra miglior prestazione, il nostro personale, conquistarci un posto in squadra. E che posto in squadra. Perché quella conquistata oggi è la convocazione più bella, è il traguardo più importante…e soprattutto è un successo che vale una vita. Da questa squadra non si esce più. Questo non significa che … Continue reading Vows – Francesco