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The Best Calabrese food you MUST try

The Best Calabrese food you MUST try

Calabria is a food-lover’s paradise. Thanks to the climate and the landscape, everything that you taste is delicious (It’s no wonder gym memberships are so popular here).  Meal time is sacred and there’s no such thing as leaving a table still hungry as your Calabrian […]

Italian cocktails to sip this summer

Italian cocktails to sip this summer

I’m melting. The temperature’s rising and my energy levels are plummeting. As a weather warning has just been issued with temperatures threatening to hit 40 degrees in the next few days, the only thing to remedy the heat is an ice cool cocktail. Here are […]

Baby Yoga with a View

Baby Yoga with a View

Bringing up a baby is difficult. More so perhaps in Calabria because of the lack of support for new mums. While my friends in England wax lyrical about NCT groups, sensory play and baby music, here in Southern Italy there is nothing of the sort. Whereas young mothers in England cling to each other to understand what they’re doing right or wrong, in Italy family serves that purpose but it sadly means that new mums can end up feeling slightly isolated and dare I say it bored. When a friend of mine told me she was organising a baby yoga course I, understandably, jumped for joy. (more…)

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

Seafood and Sea Monsters in Scilla 

When it comes to places which hold a special place in my heart Scilla is one of them. It’s hard to visit this seaside town and not be enchanted by its many charming aspects.  From the robust castle perched high above the beach to the […]

More free nursery printables

More free nursery printables

My little one is growing fast, nothing seems to fit her anymore and so, that means just one thing,  it’s time to change up her nursery art.  If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further than this beautiful collection of free nursery printables […]

How to enjoy a trip to the beach Calabrese style

How to enjoy a trip to the beach Calabrese style

Summer has finally arrived here in Calabria and what an entrance it has made! It’s strutted its stuff, reached for the sunglasses and firmly planted itself here ready to get temperatures sweltering and making doing anything virtually impossible. There are two tell-tale signs that we are in full-swing;  1) the shopping centres are empty, not a single pedicured, high-heeled, stilettoed foot is parading in giro and 2)  in schools the students are dwindling, staring wide-eyed out the window and dreaming of the beach, even their fidget spinners aren’t helping. As towns empty the beaches fill up, especially here in Calabria where the beaches are its pride and joy. However, like all good things in Italy there is a certain etiquette or unwritten code that you must adopt if you want to enjoy the beach Calabrese style… (more…)