Fun Stuff

It has been a crazy summer and about halfway through I decided to concentrate on living it rather than blogging about it. I took a break from writing and thus from blogging as well. I'm still on break but loving and enjoying my life so I have some musings and stories I would like to…

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Adventures in Miscommunication

There is a certain look people get on their faces when you utter a sentence that doesn't make sense. A slight widening of the eyes, a brief expression of confusion, a cock of the head as they try to interpret what on earth you could possibly have meant. Or sometimes they just exclaim WHAT? which…

Items I’d save in an Earthquake

Living in an earthquake-prone region is sometimes difficult. There is an element of preparing for the inevitable that comes with it. Abruzzo is beautiful but I have experienced several small earthquakes since moving here. Luckily I missed the 2009 earthquake which was devastating for the region but I have been thinking about this in the…

Enthusiasm

I am very good at starting project but even better at abandoning them halfway through or even worse slowly doing less and less until they remain unfinished and half forgotten. So this should be interesting for this project... sorry! I am fairly determined to read this bloody book this time though. I really need to…

A Simple Favour

Despite naming this blog My Library and other Mischief there have been remarkably few posts about the books I've been reading. This is largely because I fell into a book rut where I couldn't seem to finish anything for ages and also didn't want to read anything on my to-be-read shelf. But I'm getting back…

Beef Bourgiugnon

Yesterday was Sunday and after a crazy busy few weeks I wanted a day of rest at home. I wanted to stay in my bubble, read a bit, write a bit, watch a movie and cook something delicious. So I read (and finished) A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell, rewatched the film Julie & Julia…