Enjoying the little things

Piacevole is my new favourite Italian word. It means enjoyable or pleasant and is pronounced pee-ah-chay-voh-lay. It’s even enjoyable to tumble that morsel around in the mouth for a minute. It’s so nice to say that I even find myself saying it aloud when I’m cleaning the toilet or sweltering at the bus stop – things which are decidedly un-piacevole. It sounds like that feeling of not having to carry a bag of any description anywhere. Picture that. Ahhhh, it’s so piacevole. Continue reading “Enjoying the little things”

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Florexit – Remain vs Leave

A lot has happened since I’ve last posted something and I again have been too busy to write about most of it. I’m sure everyone, myself included, has had enough of Brexit talk so I won’t go there. We have entered the final month of our stay in Florence. I’m determined to make the most of the time we have left and try to prevent negativity about Brexit, or indeed our own Florexit, permeating all of my thoughts! I would vote to remain here but it seems that leaving will be sadly inevitable. Despite all the clear advantages of staying, we will soon be packing our bags and heading for more unpredictable, chillier climes. Continue reading “Florexit – Remain vs Leave”