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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All (small) ears

There is a place, in the South of Italy, where time stands still: it doesn’t matter if you have the new iphone, if you are a youtuber or a social media manager, if you prefer to have breakfast with an avocado toast or an açaí bowl – nothing matters, as things in here are done…

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Six impossible things

“Let’s consider your age to begin with — how old are you?’ ‘I’m seven and a half exactly.’ ‘You needn’t say “exactually,”’ the Queen remarked: ‘I can believe it without that. Now I’ll give you something to believe. I’m just one hundred and one, five months and a day.’ ‘I can’t believe that!’ said Alice.…

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Rolling in the dip

You are having a lovely meal, enjoying a good TV programme and the comfort of your home. All is well with your life, nothing can disturb your peace. Until THAT happens: the dip conundrum. The dip conundrum affects all of us, but not everybody is aware of it. It is something it has now become…

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Maria Theresa’s smile

“She swears lazy Sundays were made for her. Doing whatever it is she wants to do, even if it is, nothing at all.” For me lazy Sundays are all about sweet treats, keeping alive the typical Italian tradition of having pastries or cake to celebrate the end of the week. One of my favourite Sunday…

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Many masks and few faces

“You will learn at your own expense that in the long journey of life you will encounter many masks and few faces” (Imparerai a tue spese che nel lungo tragitto della vita incontrerai tante maschere e pochi volti). This is a quote from One, No One and One Hundred Thousand (Uno, Nessuno e Centomila), one of my favourite books from Luigi…

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