Category Archives: Travel

The Battle of Orange(s)

There comes a day in every girl’s life where she’s just got to toughen up, stand tall, hold her head up high and take an undetermined amount of oranges in the face. For me, that day came last Sunday. Last … Continue reading

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Mountain regions’ novelties

As a recent immigrant to Italy, and a first-time resident in Turin, I’m on this grand spiritual journey of discovery. Everything’s pretty new to me, because I never stayed in this part of Italy before and actually I never really … Continue reading

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Why Glasgow is like Naples

Glasgow is pretty similar to Naples when you think about it. The similarities are mostly in the cities’ reputations (undeservedly bad), inhabitants (incomprehensible to most) and most importantly, of course, food (delicious but unorthodox). A few years ago I was … Continue reading

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English sleepover

This post’s going out in a hurry. I was on a trip over the past few days and I only just got back. And yet here I am, with another delicious treat for you, even though I spent the past … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of the Breaderlands

Over the Easter holidays I went to stay in the Netherlands for a while. I spent a fair bit of time in and around Amsterdam, seeing some friends. The new craze in Amsterdam seems to be elaborate little sandwiches and … Continue reading

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German Scotch eggs

My best buddyroos have a knack for moving far away from me to foreign countries. I’ve got one in Canada just now, there’s one waiting to go to China, one is in Dundee which, admittedly, is not in a foreign … Continue reading

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Store-cupboard soup for post-travel poverty

As I said, a couple of weeks ago I was in Ireland. And a while before that I was in Poland. And before that I was in the Netherlands to spend Christmas with my family. “But Dittatrice”, I hear you … Continue reading

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How the Irish use potatoes to startle tourists

So, I went to Ireland last week. Has anyone of you ever been to Ireland? It’s a pretty magical place. I absolutely loved it. I’d never been to Ireland so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I mean, I … Continue reading

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The new rock ‘n’ roll: amaretti that aren’t necessarily amari

Last August I spent a few weeks in Italy. “Christ Dittatrice, you’re always in Italy, do you never go on holiday anywhere else?” No, not really. But Italy’s lots of fun so it’s not a problem, really. At one point … Continue reading

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Holiday

Did you notice that the last two recipes and stories weren’t quite as elaborate as usual? Yes? In that case I apologise. But even the most imperial of dictators need a holiday every now and then. The past few weeks … Continue reading

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