Category Archives: Italian Culture

Spring by the sea


Just a few photos I took on a delightful hike from San Rocco to Punta Chiappa near Camogli…hope you enjoy them! Advertisements

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Goodbyes and Hellos


This month has been such a flurry of activity with both joyous and sad news… Friday evening, my favourite Italian Zio (Uncle Aldo, aka, Coco’s babysitter), died of cancer. He was 76 years young. Zio was awesome and I’m happy that … Continue reading

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Free Hair Gel at the Chicken Hospital


Galliera, Gaslini and now Gallino. Yes, these are all names of hospitals here in Genoa. First, Galliera always trips me up because the name is similar to the Italian word for tunnel, which is galleria. If I ever get sick, … Continue reading

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Medieval Madness at Lucca Comics & Games 2015


Ok, so before you get all medieval on me about not posting much lately, here is why… I’ve always been a big fan of Halloween but certainly never expected to become a Cosplayer in my late 40’s! My first Halloween … Continue reading

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The Accidental Fashion Diva – Italian EXPO 2015


Malaysia’s Enchanting Elegance Fashion Show… I admit, I didn’t really have much desire to go to Milan to experience Expo 2015. That was until I heard the words “Malaysia and free VIP tickets to a fashion show featuring Malaysia’s best … Continue reading

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Sticky Business


Today I’m channeling Winnie the Pooh. There are literally buckets of honey everywhere and I’m one happy, sticky girl. Hopefully we will get about 50 kilos of the good stuff…still waiting for the final count but it looks like it … Continue reading

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You Know You’ve Become an Italian Farmer When…


Your cute rubber boots that you bought for the rainy season are permanently stationed by the front door You have names and nicknames for all your sheep and can identify which one is crying from three fields away You count … Continue reading

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