Buon anno everyone! Before next spring rolls around and before we head back to Italy, I better post this! I definitely think I need an eyebrow make-over! Everyone seems to have amazing, immaculately groomed ones, even some of the guys! It seems that one simply has to have amazing eyebrows! Wonder what the next fad […]
Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks
Over last weekend we were sitting by our little antique electric fireplace with its glowing glass “coals” reminiscing, sipping wine and reading the entries in my Rome journal from last October. We spent our Thanksgiving there wandering the Jewish Ghetto and having lunch at Da Giggetto. Quite honestly, we are missing being there so much. […]
Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Three
In January 2016 it’s time for a re-visit to OASIS to see physio Val! This time we both think it’s getting to be time to see a surgeon, considering it will take around 6 months to do so. I’ve been told that if you are a “patient” of OASIS it speeds up the process of […]
Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Two
It’s now 2015 and I still am not experiencing any pain to speak of. In July it’s time for another visit to OASIS. The physio at OASIS showed me my X-Rays; then explained that my left knee on the inside is now bone-on-bone! She also was surprised that I was not experiencing any pain! She […]
The Sweet Side of Rome
They’re everywhere! Gawd knows how we could have ignored the many and I do mean many, Pasticceria’s in Rome! Maybe we just kept telling ourselves “we don’t normally eat a lot of sweets” or something.” Ha! We finally succumbed on this trip. For research purposes only you understand! A tip from Elizabeth Minchilli sent us […]
The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 4
La Carbonara 1906 – Via Panisperna, 214 Once upon a time, in 2010, during our very first visit to Rome we were out and about in Monti, we decided to go for lunch…after the usual getting lost bit, we somehow stumbled upon where we wanted to go. And although we arrived 10 minutes after the […]
Have Spice Kit Will Travel
A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spend a couple of months each winter renting a casita (a two bedroom condo type place) on a […]
An English Pub Lunch?
We were in London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things you want to do on your first morning in London other than leaving our rented apartment? Going for […]
Are You Travelling To Italy?
This is my very first book review and I have a great reason for that! I have a high regard for Victoria De Maio’s travel knowledge and she has written her first book, “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style” which I am delighted to recommend to you. Victoria’s humour filled personal experiences, expertise and tips make […]
Gone But Not Forgotten!
As I write this I am looking at my pristine final issue of “Gourmet” the Magazine of Good Living from November 2009. And per usual, a crispy, brown roast turkey is on the front cover in time for American Thanksgiving tables. If you think I have come late to the party, well you might be right! This […]