Well 2016, you keep throwing those punches! They say bad things come in threes. First there was Brexit, then Trump, now the “No” vote winning in Italy last night, leading to the resignation of Renzi. 2016 has definitely been the year of right wing political wins and is probably only set to get worse as…… Continue reading Italexit?
Anyone that knows me, knows that as much as I have a love affair with Italy, there are equally as many things that drive me crazy. For some reason, there are certain things within Italy that are seem to be intentionally designed to be as overly complicated as possible. There seems to be no apparent…… Continue reading Things I hate about Italy. Part 1.
Just a quick blog today to get me back in the game after a long absence. The story behind the birth of Signor Vino, an enoteca (wine bar) and shop specialising in 100% Italian wines. There are 2 in Milan and they offer an informal setting where you can meet with friends and try…… Continue reading Wine not?
Ok, I lied. Last weekend was actually the final weekend in Summer. I ventured back to Liguria to take in the last of the sun. The weather forecast seems to be going decidedly downhill from hereon so I thought I’d take the opportunity to cling onto one last post of summer before I finally give in…… Continue reading Life’s a beach
‘O purpo se coce ‘int all’acqua soja. Or in Italian: Il polpo si cucina nell sua acqua. Is a Napolitan saying that means that you should let a prickly situation go and fail on its own. Or, let a person who does not accept advice have the experience at their own expense, so basically stubborn…… Continue reading The octopus is cooked in its own water
Because wanting to leave is enough…. Cheryl Strayed – Tiny Beautiful Things The more time I spend in Italy, the more my lives feel blurred. Which life is the real one? Which one is home? I struggle to amalgamate the two. Am I Sarah, in England, in a job I (mostly) love, the joker, the…… Continue reading Go because you want to…
Sophia Loren is the quintessential symbol of Italian beauty. Think luscious dark hair, deep smouldering eyes and sultry lips. She embodies not only the looks but the attitude that women around the world envy and try to replicate. “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”…… Continue reading Chanelling my inner Sophia Loren