Home before Christmas

“It will happen just when it’s meant to happen”, or “what you are looking for will come at the right time”. You are in a difficult situation, struggling to find a solution to a riddle that life put in front of you, and someone you love says those words. You know they are right. After…

Types of blog I love

In my last post, I answered two of the main questions I’m asked about blogging: why do you blog? Is it not too personal? As I promised there, here I would like to list some topics I like to read about in other blogs. I’m not going to list specific blogs, but rather summarise on…

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…

56/56 Tis the day

A recap on my eviction journey. Today was the deadline to leave the old house. As you could see reading this journal, it took way less to find a new place. This was due to a mix of anxiety, adaptability, luck, and collaboration between me and my housemate. How am I feeling now? Well, let’s…

35/56 Anti-cat DIY

The first thing I checked when I entered the new apartment, were couches and kitchen chairs. The two couches and the four kitchen chairs seats are leather. Having cats, my main concern was to do anything to save them from the power of claws. I fitted throws and other covers on the couches, and this…

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,…

7/56 A wrong day

Number 7 was once supposed to be a lucky one. Not today. Not for me. At work, I had to attend the longest workshop ever, and late morning I started having some belly cramps. After work, I went to see 2 houses. The first one was one of many apartments lined on more floors with…

2/56 The eviction letter

At the end of last year, I decided to become openly aware of how beautiful 2017 had been. I warned myself that t’s always dangerous to say it out loud. I also repeated myself that I wouldn’t let a stupid invisible fear lessen what I was feeling, and that I would have faced the next…

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…

We all look a bit like my mum

I was back to my Italian home for a few days last Christmas, and had the chance to notice those little things that change while I’m away. One of these was my mum drinking warm water and lemon in the morning. Well, my dad had to perform the same just to keep peace with his…