I recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend in the company of Renovating Italy's creator, Lisa Chiodo and she wrote, I am sure Di Mackey and I were sisters in another life, we just clicked, it felt like I’d known her forever. She gave me the gift of deep belly laughs, understanding, and freedom to be myself, each one I will treasure forever.
I would have written these words about her had she not beaten me to it in her generous post about attending the A New Way Of Seeing workshop. It's been rare that anyone could make me laugh so hard that I almost collapsed in the street. She has a gift for laughter that works with her beautiful attitude to life, and there's a deep wisdom too.
Meeting her, after having only read of her life via her beautiful website, Renovating Italy, was more than I could have imagined in so many ways. She is the loveliest person and I'm sure, based on her website, that her family are just as she paints them.
Lisa and her family have put an invitation out into the world and I can't recommend it highly enough. They are opening their Italian home to all of us and they have bookings available for 2015.
Who knows, maybe I'll see you there.