Four movie months

Let me ruin storytelling for you: if bad things are happening now, good things will happen by the end. The opposite is also true. The End. — Seth Lochhead (quote reblogged from wildfiremovies) Recently I’ve discovered a film critic who I trust. I might not share her opinion on all films, and she is a major…

Tanti auguri, Anima

Today celebrates mom’s cousin who comes closest to an aunt I never had. Let’s have a look at a few fun facts: Her name translates as Soul or Anima. She paints and makes jewellery and then gifts her art. She has been learning Italian and was fascinated with Italian hand gestures when amore was showing…

Stop that train

These photos were taken right next to the train station so the title is more than apt. First, that moment when you realise that the tree under which you pass daily is one giant mimosa. And then comes the playground. It’s the site of “Chi entra muore” and “It’s a traaap” graffiti which I’ve posted…

Follow your heart

I tend to listen to the signs and follow my heart. So far, so good, said the man falling from the sky. First, one hundred words on how I’m not above digging for signs: Somebody must have thrown a pack of cards through a car window. They lay scattered by the road. One is by itself,…

La voglia di vivere

Lust for life. Italy needs a shout-out today after a scary, devastating earthquake tonight in Lazio and Umbria. Inspiring Orvieto was spared this time but this year it shook already, as is its habit. We live on the other shore of Italy, therefore we were able to sleep through it. These are some of my…

Supersizing happiness tag

I had to double the happiness dose after Joey kindly dropped my name as someone who makes her happy. Here are my ten favourite things, songs and bloggers to supersize smiles. (Just ten of the) Things that make me happy, alphabetically, with a photo for each: Photo: a © signature mmm production (Just ten of the)…

Enter title here, please, I can’t

I’m all over the place right now, mentally and emotionally, whereas physically it’s too hot to move. Also, have some horsies. And yet amore and his father are working outside on the façade. When I tell them: at least you’re in the shade, they snicker in unison. I’m not comfortable blogging while they are working…