Thursday, April 16, 2015

Adverts from Italy 5

If you were in Italy a couple of years ago, you probably would have noticed those colourful Cruciani bracelets everyone was wearing, especially that summer. I thought the craze was over, but I guess not. This is their latest advert, how about a game of spot the English swear word?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Classic

Today in 1970 Nicola di Bari was No.1 in Italy with La prima cosa bella. The song was also performed by Ricchi e Poveri at that year's Sanremo, and 2010 it was also covered by Malika Ayane for a film of the same title.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Word of The Week

bere - to drink

I'm definitely feeling my age today.

Last night I went out for cena with some of my colleagues, and being a group of mostly British people we may have got a little bit carried away with the drinking... It started off with prosecco at a bar near the office, aperitivo at Yguana near the columns in the centre of the city, then dinner at Trattoria Toscana (which I highly recommend if you're ever looking for a nice restaurant in Milan). It was all fun and games at the time, but today I'm paying the price!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

365 Days of Happy - Days 241 to 270

I'm behind on this as always, and before I start packing my bags for another weekend away here's what I've been up to for the 365 Days of Happy project!

Day 241: Prosecco time!

Day 242: Second breakfast on a Sunday.

Day 243: I was loving how light it was in the evening.

Day 244: Supper and Grey's Anatomy in bed because I can.

Day 245: Comforting pasta in brodo

Day 246: Bagels from San Marino!

Day 247: My first ever supermarket delivery.

Day 248: At the train station off to the mountains for the weekend.

Day 249: Waking up in the mountains.

Day 250: Starting on the delicious cheese I bought back from the mountains.

Day 251: Breaking out the flowery skirts!

Day 252: And the bagels were delicious!

Day 253: Colomba!

Day 254: Cheers!

Day 255: At Radio City Milano

Day 256: A relaxing Sunday evening.

Day 257: Presents to take back to my family.

Day 258: Trying out the Chinese food from the supermarket.

Day 259: Spring's on its way!

Day 260: Junk food from the supermarket eheheheh

Day 261: Eclipse watching!

Day 262: A guided tour around the amazing Bagatti Vallecchi museum

Day 263: Getting ready to go back to the motherland.

Day 264: Tamer than usual pre-flight drinkies!

Day 265: Lunch with an old friend.

Day 266: Tasty dessert at my aunt's.

Day 267: Meeting my new cousin for the first time!

Day 268: Happy birthday to me!

Day 269: A very decadent coffee!

Day 270: Chilling at the airport before my flight

Song of The Week

I first heard this song early Sunday morning, walking round Trieste listening to the radio. It's Nella macchina ('In the car') by Marracash which features singer-songwriter Neffa.

Italian protip: A car in Italian is most commonly called a macchina, which is literally 'machine'!