BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS SERIES WITH PAT FROM MILLE FIORI FAVORITI
The 30th blogging grandmother to be
featured for this series is Pat from Mille Fiori Favoriti.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BLOG
NAME OF YOUR BLOG: MILLE FIORI FAVORITI – NEW YORK TO COLORADO — FROM CITY LIFE TO MILE HIGH LIFE
WHERE DO YOU LIVE: Littleton, Colorado
WHAT DO YOU WRITE ABOUT: My life, travels, occasional recipes. Half my blog is mainly about New York City, the other half is about places events, etc, in Colorado and the west.
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME FOR YOUR BLOG: I liked words “Mille Fiori” which meant a “thousand flowers” but that name was already in use on blogspot, so I added “Favoriti” which means “favorite” in Italian, so my blog title means a “Thousand Favorite Flowers.”
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING: Blogs were a brand new phenomena on the internet and I wanted a new hobby as I had become an empty nester.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING: 10 years!
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST CHALLENGING OR FRUSTRATING ABOUT BLOGGING: All the constant changes on blog platforms — my blog has pretty much the same template for all 10 years. I use blogspot as it is free.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU BLOG: Usually once a week.
DO YOU PARTICIPATE IN LINK PARTIES: Yes! Love them!
THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING: All the wonderful friendships I have made through the years with people all around the world!
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU AS A GRANDMOTHER
WHAT DO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN CALL YOU: Nonna ( Italian for Grandmother)
HOW MANY GRANDCHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 4
HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SEE YOUR GRANDCHILDREN: Very often — it is why my husband and I moved from NYC to Colorado.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A GRANDMOTHER: Watching my grandchildren grow and seeing their personalities develop, and being able to share in their lives.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOU
MARRIED, SINGLE, DIVORCED, WIDOWED: Married
HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE: 2
DO YOU WORK OR ARE YOU RETIRED, WHAT IS OR WAS YOUR PROFESSION: Retired Registered Nurse
WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING ABOUT GETTING OLDER: Best – appreciating life more! Worst – losing loved ones to illness or cancer.
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY: I’m pretty easy to please, but I love to spend time with my grandchildren.
WHAT ARE 3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOU: I had a cornea transplant, I had curly hair before moving to Colorado — now it is flat!, I can draw well.
HOBBIES: Reading, travel, cooking, photography, gardening.
PETS: None right now.
FAV ICE CREAM: Coffee
FAV COLD DRINK: Water
FAV FOOD: Seafood
FAV AROMA: Lavender
FAV PERFUME: L’Air du Temp
FAV AUTHOR: Too many!
FAV MUSIC: Opera
FAV TV SHOW: Don’t have one.
FAV TV SHOW WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD: Mickey Mouse Club.
WERE YOU A GIRLY GIRL OR A TOMBOY AS A CHILD: A little of both!
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, OR WINTER: Fall
DO YOU HAVE A TALENT: Drawing
WHAT TALENT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE: Would have liked to play the piano.
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL: Night owl — I worked the night shift many years.
HOW DO YOU RELAX: Reading
MOVIES OR BOOKS: Books
CELL PHONE – APPLE OR ANDROID: Android
CALLING OR TEXTING: I like phone calls but my kids prefer texts.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO TELL US: Because of my blog title, everyone thinks I am Italian but I am not — I am of Irish and Eastern European descent. My husband was born in Italy, and I speak some Italian.