Month: August 2015

The Italian summer

The Italian summer

It goes without saying that summer is most people’s favourite season but in Calabria summer transforms the place.

An open letter to British retailers regarding maternity clothes

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 […]

Why you need to choose Calabria if you like beach holidays

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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Hypnobirthing: what’s it all about?

Hypnobirthing: what’s it all about?

As my belly grows and my pregnancy progresses I keep thinking about the fact that at some point I am going to be giving birth.  I’ve been watching “One born every minute” for months, have signed up to various baby sites and have already read […]

8 things Italians can’t live without

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 […]

Peperonata Calabrese

Peperonata Calabrese

This is a truly scrummy side dish which is super easy to make and goes with absolutely everything.  The perfect accompaniment to sausages, it’s shocking how much of this I can eat!!! Try it for yourself and you’ll see what I mean!

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