No, we’re not in Las Vegas, this is Milan’s own flamingo colony!Also, smugly, the new girl at work is italian, and near Milan. Her surname is Invernizzi so my first conversation went a little like this: Me: Hi, I’m Sarah, nice to meet you New girl: Hi I’m ——- Invernizzi Me: Ah! Invernizzi! Like the…… Continue reading
As a non-Christian, I have to admit, I absolutely love Pope Francis!
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
Cadrezzate is my future home goal. A beautiful little village on the shores of Lago di Monate. I fell in love 2 years ago, that first time I came here to work. Lago di Monate is, therefore, my favourite lake in Italy. Small, but perfectly formed, and a haven for foodies. The fish from the lake are…… Continue reading Torta di Cadrezzate
To test my newly acquired language skills, I decided to throw myself into the deep end and get a haircut. Here was a scenario where it could go well, or incredibly wrong! I brushed up on my hairdresser related vocab using Girl in Florence’s handy guide. (First word to learn was Parrucchiere, which , for me, doesn’t…… Continue reading Getting a haircut, Milanese style
Ancora tu, non mi sorprende lo sai Ancora tu, ma non dovevamo vederci più. E come stai? Domanda inutile. Stai come me e ci scappa da ridere. It’s you again, it doesn’t surprise me, you know. It’s you again, but I thought we’d never meet again. And how are you? A useless question. You’re doing…… Continue reading Ma lasciarti non è possibile