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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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…

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…

Pausa / Break

Italiano #6 I completely unintentionally took an unscheduled break or pausa from posting in the last 2 weeks. I've been doing fun things and had a couple of life changes. I also started working again in Italy as I found a part-time job. This meant the pressure really mounted on my language learning skills as the…

Tomorrow: Festa della Donna

Italiano #5 Tomorrow is the one day of the year when Italian celebrates women officially. Hopefully Italy (and everywhere) cherishes women on other days of the year as well, (although it sometimes doesn't feel like it). Anyway I thought for tomorrow it would be nice to explain one of the nicer traditions related to this…