December 2020

General Comment At the time of me writing this, I can’t remember much of December 2020. Not because I’ve got hideously plastered over New Year’s Eve, but for a much less mundane reason: we’ve got COVID. Yes, on the 9th of December we had to start a precautionary quarantine as our son’s teacher in kindergarten… Read More December 2020

November 2020

General Comment I will remember November 2020, for this picture, an empty Piazza del Duomo in Florence, I think I’ve never seen this place THIS empty, not even by night… Another thing that will get me to remember November is the news of Sean Connery passing away (technically he died on the 31st of October)… Read More November 2020

October 2020

General Comment Two to go. This is the feeling that I got at the end of October, two more months to go. Then 2020 will be over, and of course nothing will change because we the whole concept of time and years it’s all human made. Our cat, Prjanik (the name of a sort of… Read More October 2020

September 2020

General Comment Even bad things draw to an end sooner or later. 2020, so far, has been quite a bad year all around, and the fact that we made it till September is pretty good because it means that it will soon finish. Yes three months are still needed to pass, but at least we… Read More September 2020

August 2020

General Comment August is a special month here in Italy, as most of the people normally have their holidays. This year the situation was a bit different, COVID and holidays are not exactly two things that go well together. Having said that, thanks to some state intervention and some savings Italians did go on holidays,… Read More August 2020

July 2020

General Comment Pulled Pork! Me and my neighbour decided to try this BBQ recipe this July, as he’s the BBQ master I’ve decided to use my bread making skills and produced a batch of burgher buns for the occasion. Total success, we have some room for improvement on the BBQ sauce as I didn’t have… Read More July 2020

June 2020

General Comment Lake Braies, one of the gems that we have in the northern regions of Italy, Alto Adige. Following the not so easy May, and the not so great news regarding unemployment from September you would expect me to post something about finding a new job or something like that. No, instead the update… Read More June 2020

May 2020

General Comment Barbecue season has started! On the food side of things May certainly has been a great month, as we started to come out of lock-down and we could meet with the next door neighbours for a spot of barbecue action on a couple of occasions. In Italy lock-down was released gradually starting on… Read More May 2020

April 2020

General Comment Sourdough. That’s what you see there in the picture, his name is Ungoliant (for the Tolkien fans that will mean something). Apparently the pandemic got my fellow Italians to become home bakers all of a sudden, meaning that the “previous” home bakers have had to deal with lack of ingredients and even a… Read More April 2020

March 2020

General Comment Back in February I was talking about the COVID19 outbreak in Italy. A month after we are still talking about it and it looks like things have gone from bad to worse… As it was predictable the disease spread to other countries, where unfortunately it’s meeting some unprepared countries that did not believe… Read More March 2020