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Mama’s version of the smell of winter


My version of winter smells include pine trees, wood-burning stoves and warm apple pie. So here’s the question of the day: Why do all my winter clothes smell like moth balls? Upon much persuasion I finally succumbed to Mama’s harassment … Continue reading

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Hot chocolate


When the colder weather comes I usually indulge myself in a nice steaming cup of hot chocolate. The first time I ordered one here in Genova I was sorely disappointed. You see, the Italians make hot chocolate like a dense … Continue reading

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Wear gloves? What???


It’s nearing the end of October already and today the weather was sunny and 15C. In Genova, this is considered cold! Now I have to admit that I have been living in the warmer climates for quite a few years … Continue reading

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