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…

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No one goes to the Beach like Italians

No one does a beach day quite like the Italians. In the midst of moving chaos we took a day off to go to the beach with some friends. By chaos I mean we have technically moved and everything is in the new house, I just have no idea where anything is! Now a beach…

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…

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…

Sunshine Blogger Award

Quite a while ago - during my blogging pause - the lovely Sierra Leone Girl nominated me for the Sunshine blogging award. I was so touched and delighted especially as this is still a relatively young blog. Please do go and check out her awesome blog, as well as the other 11 bloggers I have…

Food Envy

After a truly tough period it was nice during the last week to relax and eat some good food (the emphasis was on seafood and pizza as you will see). Today marks my return to regular blogging which I have really missed in these weeks. Tomorrow I'll be posting about the Sunshine Blogger Award but…

Girly Night In

Apologies but this is mainly a couple of interesting links from around the web that I have come across that are perfect for a girly night in. Firstly I recently came across the Girls Night In free newsletter available here. It is fantastic and contains loads of lovely ideas for a girly night in with…