My Italian non-holiday

As every expat knows, going back to the place we come from, visiting friends and family, is never a holiday. It’s rather a way to notice changes, about ourselves and the people we know and live far from us. As I usually do when I come back home after about a week of this kind…

33/56 Friendly words

Sometimes, during tough times, people who you think are far from you and your experiences, can surprise you with just a sentence. Sometimes the most simple thing can be the most powerful. The most powerful words are the ones that hit the target without having being uttered with any intention. A couple of weeks ago,…

New Year’s Eve in Lisdoonvarna

Everybody knows it’s usually not good to speak too soon. But sometimes we are so positive about something, that we forget about it. Luckily, life is always ready to send us a reminder. This note from life came to me on New Year’s Eve, after I had spent all day repeating how great 2017 had…

Christmas letters

This year I have sent Christmas greeting cards to my friends in Latina. I had never done that before, but stumbling in Christmas cards in any corner of any shop in town, quite affected me. The fact that I won’t be back home this year, gave me one more excuse to do it. But I…

On a Cold and Rainy Night

  Every year, I see beautiful shop windows and streets lighting up for Christmas from the end of October, ads reminding of that on esame theme over and over, and the square buzzing in the preparation for the market. Every year, I tell myself the same story: I’m going to get ready very soon too!…

Once Upon an October

October highlight was the trip to Prague! My friend Rosy (travelling from Rome) and I met at our holiday destination for the Halloween Bank Holiday weekend. The best way to meet your friends from home when you live far! Travelling in the evening and leaving again in the morning, we had two full days to…

Once upon a July

Best of July! This is too easy! Two great things happened in July, and both of them made me feel so enthusiastic and deeply serene. The first event was the wedding of my friend Giovanna. I have to say I hate weddings. I don’t like spending time with too many people in a formal occasion…

Once upon a June!

‘Best of June’ time! June highlight was no doubt my birthday (+28!). It was on a Tuesday, so I went to work as usual and came home to my two feline ladies to a quiet night. My dad, as he does every year, asked me if time to grow up has finally come. Meaning: time…

Take pics like a pro, in Ireland

Happy Thursday! For today I have decided to put together a photo album using the pics I’ve taken in my touristy weekend with my friend last week. I have to say, taking very nice pics in Ireland is way too easy! Moonily Yours, Serena *** Buon Giovedì! Oggi ho pensato di mettere insieme un mini…

Once upon a April

I would say that the main thing I’m grateful for to April is the visit of my special friend Rosy. I had the luck to host her for 5 days. Also the weather was so happy, that the season decided to turn into summer all of a sudden! I felt like a tourist again for…