Moderna City Ramblers

If you do not know, the Modena City Ramblers are an Italian group with a distinct Irish flavour. The unwary could possibly mistake them for the Pogues or some such similar Irish group.

Christmas Menus around Italy

In this Christmas flavoured Food and Wine Friday post I thought I’d tell you a little about what some Italians in Italy will be eating during the festive season. Unlike back in my country of origin, the UK, Christmas fare is very diverse here, as you will discover.

Letter to Santa 2008

I’ve written a letter to Santa. Well, I’m only 43 and a half, so I guess I still can.

The Bags Under My Eyes

If you are expecting me to go on about those signs of spending far too much time sitting in front of my computer, you may be quite relieved to hear that I’m not going to regale you with a mournful tale of what lurks beneath my eyes.

Pasticceria Scarpato – Nice cakes, shame about the website

I won’t say how I found out about the site of Italian biscuit and cake maker, Scarpato, but I decided to check it out. Well, I do like Italian food and one of the aims of this blog is to do a little promotion of all things Italian. So, off I went to have a […]

Christmas Photo

Here’s something I’m using for this year’s virtual Christmas cards:

Will it always be Christmas in Milan?

It’s not just me, there are more Christmas lights than ever before here in Milan. Apparently the reason behind this festive splurge on pretty lights is rising crime levels in the city and some kind of pact the city’s politicos have made with the residents. Well lit streets reduce the probability of people ending up […]