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…

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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…

Albus Silente

Albus Silente non sembrava rendersi conto di essere appena arrivato in una strada dove tutto, dal suo nome ai sui stivali, risultava sgradito - Albus Dumbledore didn't seem to realise that he had arrived in a street where everything about him, from his name to his boots, was unwelcome. I really love this description, I think…

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…