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Cashmere, Cotton, and Pie
As I got off the plane, I realised that I had not packed accordingly! Helsinki in April was not what I had imagined. Verona this spring had been a bit rainy, and I had not done my cambio di armadio yet. This is the bi-annual ritual in Italy of going through your entire wardrobe and changing everything up for the next season.Read more
Our Simple Sustainable Solutions
To educate and activate the environmental movement is one of the goals behind the people who came up with Earth Day and next year they will celebrate their 50th anniversary, but what are the small things we can do to help the planet around us?Read more
Why limit happy to an hour?
This Find Your Fleek Friday we are going to be bringing Italy to you and sharing some of our favourite Italian drinks recipes, so you too can enjoy la dolce vita…Read more
The ONLY Exercise you Need When Travelling
When you are travelling to any new destination, the last thing you usually will plan into your itinerary is exercise. Most people don’t even have to try to get in their daily 10,000 steps when they are wandering the streets of any new city… especially if that city is Italian where most people wouldn’t dream of using a rental car. Driving in Italy is not for the faint of heart - by car or scooter. Trust me. I have tried, and survived, both.Read more
Dormiō. Dormīs. Dormit...
One of the best sayings I ever heard was ‘you should spend money on good shoes and a good mattress, because if you’re not in one you'll be on the other!’.Read more
Benvenuta La Primavera
Benvenuta la primavera! Welcome springtime! Which means in Verona all of the authentically Italian gelato stalls/shops throw open the shutters, open their doors, and those quintessential tables and chairs are back outside! I have always wondered where all of these gelatieri (artisans of gelato) go during the winter?Read more
A Tall Glass of Water
I was introduced to the complexity of ordering water whilst out when I first came to Italia about 8 years ago. It reminded me of ordering at a Starbucks (a double, venti, oat-milk latte, hold the foam, in case anyone is interested).Read more
The 10 Minute Change
Brain Drain. We all suffer from it.
7:00 Just 2 more minutes in bed…
7:45 Argh! I didn’t mean to close my eyes again!
7:46 Quick, what’s in the fridge? A nutribar. That will do. Do I have time to wash my hair? Not a chance. Where’s the dry shampoo gone? Found it. Right, ok which piece of clothing on the back of my chair-cum-wardrobe can I get away with wearing today?
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