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Loving Yorkshire -3

‘Being from Yorkshire is as much a state of mind as a geographical fact.’ – Liam Allen If I only had a penny for every time I heard this sentence since I moved here, I would have paid off my mortgage! I love how proud are the Yorkshire people of being from God’s Own County – and…

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Of Odysseus, saints, ricotta

“Nobody, that’s my name. Nobody — so my mother and father call me, all my friends.” My love affair with ricotta started very late in my life, and for this I will never forgive myself. There are a few ingredients that I used to despise when I was a kid, and only as an “adult”…

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Loving Yorkshire – Museum Gardens

The York Museum Gardens are one of my favourite places in York. They are located in the city centre, beside the river Ouse.  They contain the remains of the west corner of the Roman fort of Eboracum, including the Multangular Tower and parts of the Roman walls. The gardens also contain several buildings from the medieval period, most of them…

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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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