My name is Diane and I live in a medieval hill top town in southern Tuscany with my Italian husband and three children - we moved in 2000 from London. In 2005 we created Blessings From Italy and after many years of hard work have established a reputation as professional European Celebrants. Although we work together as a husband and wife team, I also have a site of my own Spiritual Wedding Celebrant site and feel as a woman it’s important to maintain a personal identity.
I used to work in the Film Industry researching locations for films and dramas based specifically in Yorkshire and am always on the look out for new and exciting venues for events here in rural Tuscany and beyond. Most of my time is dedicated to writing ceremony scripts but I also compose poetry and prose fiction.
I have travelled extensively throughout Italy and never fail to be amazed by how this is not one country at all but a complicated mosaic of diverse dialects and traditions. I enjoy writing about the opinions and stories of those I meet on my travels and can’t wait to share the wisdom of those who have been willing to bare their souls.
I love nature and feel so inspired when walking in the mountains and by the Lakes. I view life as a spiritual journey and as I’m entering those much talked about ‘middle years’ am mindful of the passing of time and the importance of making the most of every minute of this wonderful gift we call ‘life’.
I’m delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to this artistic and generous space - the welcoming and open community of ‘A Life Loved’. I’m so excited by Annabel’s unique vision, which is timely, given that we lead lives which on the one hand appear more ‘social’ but can actually make you feel quite isolated. We’re in good company here and I look forward to connecting and sharing thoughts with you all along the way.