July 2021

A General Overview EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS! I had to start with that, didn’t I? Italy won the football European Championship, as usual these happenings seem to get the nation “back together” for a week or so, where everyone feels proud of being Italian and all is good and great. Italy has never been a “really united”… Read More July 2021

June 2021

A General Overview June has been a rather uninteresting month, so to speak. Set aside from the Euro 2021 competition if felt like I’ve done nothing worth writing about, but of course it’s not true. First things first, I’ve managed to pull out another injury to my right knee, which already suffered two surgeries. Initially… Read More June 2021

May 2021

A General Overview And May came. This has been a rather difficult month for personal reasons, while on more general related matters it seems that things are falling in place once again and we are heading towards a re-found normality. Covid is still present but thanks to the weather, and in second place to the… Read More May 2021

April 2021

A General Overview April in Italy has been a month of hope, the third wave of Covid19 passed its peak and the government decided to loosen some of the restrictions that we had in place due to the pandemic. Although it’s nothing remotely close to “life as it used to be”, it’s a start. In… Read More April 2021

February 2021

A General Overview February it’s really the shortest month out there! Came and went with, yet again, no major news. Here in Europe we are struggling with COVID vaccines, apparently because the negotiations with the pharmaceutical industries didn’t go that well. Actually we should say that they made a mess of it, and in the… Read More February 2021

January 2021

A General Overview To be honest, nothing major to write this month. Pandemic-wise things are improving, despite a delay in vaccines that are going to be delivered to Europe, Italy got yet another government crisis going on and on a personal note I have developed a nasty back ache that is killing me (lack of… Read More January 2021

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