The Giro D’Italia bicycle race is going through Bologna today. I’ve been tempted to try to go see some of it, but it’s later this afternoon and sure to be crowded. A lot of effort for seconds of actual racers. I know, because I saw the race years ago when it started in the Netherlands and they passed through Utrecht. In fact, they passed along … Continue reading Remembering the Giro D’Italia
What a year. Mainly lousy, but we did get married. That was nice. But yeah, not a lot of blogging. I really am a bit burnt out right now. I manage to post to Instagram, but that’s about it. But I’ve got this blog and might as well do something with it on the last day of the year. So here are a handful of … Continue reading Highs and lows, ups and downs, su e giù
Today is World Book Day 2018 or Giornata Mondiale del Libro in Italian, so I thought I’d rattle on a bit about books. I’m a bibliophile. I’ve been reading since a young age, held many a library card, and books have been the most important things for me to take on each move. I still feel like I’ve lost a friend when I think of … Continue reading World Book Day: Libreria Nanni
Some of you may have followed me to Italy from Utrecht, where I had my A Flamingo in Utrecht blog. Some of you may be new here and have noticed the link to that blog in the menu up top. Some might not have noticed at all. But that blog is currently up for a blog award/prize and though I don’t really work on it … Continue reading Please vote for me!
Having been blogging for close to a decade, I have come to the realization that I’m just kind of burned out. I write for a living, as it is, and when it comes to my blogs, I want to be able to post decent photos and have well-researched information. Nowadays, even a simple post primarily of photos can take more than an hour. In the … Continue reading Maintenance, changes, life, and stuff
Along with the regular markets taking place throughout the week, a new influx of holiday markets has arrived. Some have come and gone, while others hold out through the new year. Some are purely Italian, while others have a more foreign flavor. Once such market is il villaggio di natale francese, the French Christmas Village. This little Christmas market has packed up and said au … Continue reading The French Christmas Market … in Italy.