Category Archives: Site Seeing

Daniel’s Parma Birthday Trip

It’s always nice to celebrate a birthday with friends and extra special when a house in a tranquil location is the setting. The weekend of 15th and 16th October, I was invited to join the birthday boy along with many … Continue reading

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Festival Filosofia – Agonismo and Banca del Tempo in Modena

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, Modena held the annual Festival of Philosophy and this year the theme was ‘Agonismo’; Competitiveness. I was interested in going along to see what events were on and decided to see the exhibitions … Continue reading

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Sewing a New Dress – McCall’s M7115

Well, I started this dress in April 2016 after my sewing machine arrived in Italy from the UK but at the end of the month, I found myself in a new relationship and the dress was sort of pushed to … Continue reading

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Ferrara Hot Air Balloon Festival 2016

My first mini-break holiday with Carlos was planned and hotel booked before I went away for my summer holiday so we had something to look forward to when I returned. I have wanted to visit Ferrara for a while and … Continue reading

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Faenza Argilla International Ceramics Fair

On Saturday 3rd September, I was lucky enough to attend another ceramics fair Argill√†, but this time it was in Italy in charming streets and not in a field. I also managed to convince Carlos to come with me and we had … Continue reading

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Rimini Seaside Trip

On 30th July I took a trip with Carlos to Rimini while it was still hot in Italy and before my holiday in England. I had been with my family many years ago but didn’t remember anything about it other … Continue reading

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Mum Visits Modena, San Damaso and Parma

I have lived away from home for several years now, and each time my Dad has come to visit/stay over but my Mum hasn’t. Now that I live in Italy… no surprises… that has changed! On Thursday 16th June my … Continue reading

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3 Month Milestone

I arrived in Italy on 8th February 2016, so on the 8th May, I reached my 3 month midpoint of my planned 6 month stay, so it was a good time to reflect. Things I have so far achieved are … Continue reading

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Friends Visit Bologna and Florence

The summertime is great when you can enjoy time off with friends. Particularly when you or they live abroad and you can spend your holiday visiting them, especially in a hot and beautiful country… like Italy for example!! Well, my … Continue reading

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School Trip to Mantova

On 24th May, I went on a school trip (yes!) with my language school to Mantova (Mantua ancient name) although my classmates didn’t go. I have been once before but when it was raining with friends. This time however, it … Continue reading

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