Interview & changes

Recently, the Italian expat website “Voglio Vivere Così” interviewed me. They asked me interesting questions about my move to Ireland and my life here. Between the time of the interview and the publishing, a few months passed. I was thinking of how many things have changed in this couple of months. For example, I had…

32/56 Snow days

This couple of snow days have been a blessing. I don’t like snow at all, but I have to admit this time I have to thank it. Even though I risk to get something broken every time I leave home, or even though now everything will turn into grey slush. Last Sunday, February 25th, I officially…

#loseaminute

Since when I left Italy and started living and working in Ireland, my mind expanded and my old thinking patterns shrank. What do I mean by that? Well, first of all, that human beings get used to better life quality and tend to consider it normal. But we never forget what was before, and why…

Autumn treats for you!

Even though rain and wind are a constant presence here in Ireland, there is something in the air that marks the transition between seasons. At the end of July, for example, I have noticed a different kind of cold. It was slowly turning from the Atlantic cool summer breeze to the chilly quiet wind. The…

Once upon an August

Mr J says I’m hypochondriac. I say that this is quite true, but I became one in the last couple of years or so. Italians living here say that Italian doctors are better. I say that I have experienced the same amount of bad and good both here in Ireland and in Italy. About three…

I’m an island

I have always loved islands. I have always been attracted to them. When I was a child I used to travel every summer with my family to Pantelleria, in Sicily, where my dad comes from. I remember I used to consider this my real home. And my home has now moved to another island: Ireland!…

We are family!

I recently had the chance to think about the concept of family. I am not sure it is something that differs from culture to culture. I rather think that every family is a little unique cosmos. I will never forget one of my best friends’ parents from when I was a child. Her mum or…