Loving Yorkshire

When I first moved to the UK, I admit it, I wasn’t impressed with this place. The weather, the language, the culture: everything was so different from the sunny, hot, little city in the south of Italy where I used to live. Over the years, I learnt to love the crispy air on a September…

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Truth or dare?

It is a Sunday afternoon of a relatively sunny day here in Yorkshire. Autumn is approaching, the leaves are starting to show their best colours, smoothies are being replaced by cups of tea. Life is sweet. Ready with my cosy blankets, my cinnamon candles and my books, I give a final look at the photos…

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Of shoestrings, murders and pasta

Italy: a population of 60.36 million people, 83% of which is Catholics. The Pope resides in the Vatican, a city-state located in Rome, 97% of the population has been Christened, 7 out of 12 National holidays have roots in the Catholic Church. So it is clear that Catholicism is part of the Italian society, people embrace…

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Of druids, sins and pasta

“Through singing, opera must make you weep, shudder, die.”- Vincenzo Bellini Today we are in Catania,  the second largest city in Sicily after Palermo, famous for her majestic location at the foot of Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Curiosity #1: The word Etna comes from the Greek αἴθω (aithō), meaning “I burn” Curiosity…

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Bloggers Support Bloggers

I wanted to thank the amazing PoojaG for tagging me in this very interesting challenge! I already discovered some amazing bloggers just looking at PoojaG’s post, and this is the spirit of these challenges, to connect bloggers and helping us all to find out more about this community! I won’t tag PoojaG as she already…

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The human comedy

Despite my heart says that Giuseppe Ceri was onto something when he wrote about tortellini, Venus and her belly button, sometimes we need to stick to the boring, predictable reality. And the facts are clear: tortellini are old. How old they are has not been established yet, there are so many myths and legends surrounding…

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The heart has its reasons

“The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things. ” I love summer in the UK, it is my favourite week of the year: the sun shines fiercely, the temperatures soar, life seems a little bit easier. The thing is, it is unbelievably hot. And I really mean unbelievably: during those days…

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Liebster Award

“Not many people have had as much bad luck as I have, but not many people have had as much good luck, either.” Today, in my good luck tally, I did not only count my nomination to the Liebster Award, but also that it came from such a talented, clever, kind-hearted person as Shaheen Reviews…

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