An open letter to British retailers regarding maternity clothes

To all British retailers,

Just over 4 months ago I found out I was pregnant. Since that moment my life has been a roller coaster ride of emotions ranging from so-excited-I-could-burst to oh-my-god-what-are-we-doing?-this-is-absolutely-terrifying.  Indeed, as a FTM or first time mum there are lots of things to get my head round. Knowing what FTM means for example, or becoming highly acquainted with the toilet bowl.

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Why you need to choose Calabria if you like beach holidays

Hopefully this post will be self-explanatory.  I’ve travelled around Italy and been to different beaches and am always shocked when I can compare them to those in Calabria.  There may be more nightlife or tourist shops but the beaches don’t come close. This is why since moving here I have never been on a beach holiday. I don’t have to.

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8 things Italians can’t live without

As a straniera (a foreigner) I’ve noticed that the Italians have some things that they just can’t function without.  They are the linchpins to Calabrese culture without which everything would fall apart.  As the years pass I have definitely become more accustomed to these traditions and admit that a few things on this list are now essential even for me. Am I becoming more Calabrese?!?!

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