Monthly Archives: November 2013

Can I take your order?

Italians can be so delightfully impractical at times. They’re incredibly hospitable, but at the same time they’re insufferable know-it-alls, and these two qualities put together sometimes make for interesting experiences. For instance, when I go out for dinner with people … Continue reading

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My life with my new flatmates, part I: Gino

A wee while ago, one of my flatmates (risotto man) walked in with a look on his face that was something like a mixture of a grinning demon and a gleeful child. My other flatmate and I were slightly alarmed … Continue reading

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Savoury breakfast is infinitely better than sweet breakfast. There, I said it.

A few years ago, when I had just started this blog, I wrote about the outrage that is Italian breakfast. I still feel this is relevant, as I still haven’t changed my ways, and neither have the Italians – I … Continue reading

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The only thing to fear is fear itself. That and butterflies.

For a fierce and fearsome dictatress, I really do have an awful lot of irrational fears. For instance, every time I’m on a plane and we take off, I’m a whisker away from losing it completely. If, in summer, a … Continue reading

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