Barbedwords in Italy

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Barbedwords in Italy
barbedwords is about living and writing in Italy - and quite a bit of cooking. I live in Rome, speak limited Italian and am not that keen on Italian food (there, I've said it!)
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  • X is for eXhausted equals eXisting Content: Summer of 83 #AtoZChallenge 11 hours ago I was struggling to find a post for X.  It’s been a busy week at work, I’ve been unwell and I was knackered.  So I decided to cheat.  You’ve got an defective title and an old piece about the local pool that I dug up from a writing course.  Enjoy. The summer of 1983. No rain for two …...
  • W is for The Wedding #AtoZChallenge 1 day ago The bride and groom leave the church.  The bride looks lovely, as all brides do, but this one is especially beautiful.  Ignoring the ‘no confetti’ signs, the guests throw handfuls into the frosty air, where it dances like snowflakes. The groom catches hold of his bride’s hand and lifts it...
  • V is for (Silicon) Valley #AtoZChallenge #siliconvalley 3 days ago Ok, ok, so it’s another post on a TV programme.  I really don’t watch that much TV. Honestly. It’s more that I only like to watch good TV that’s worth talking about: carefully selected dramas or comedies. No soaps; no shows about DIY, cooking or babies (with the exception of Bake Off);...
  • U is for Yew #AtoZChallenge #SixWordStoryChallenge 3 days ago After my success last week (payment on its way to the click farm), today’s A-Z Challenge post for U* is another Six Word Story. The prompt was Leave.  I may have misread it: Yew, oak…you did say ‘leaves’?? *Yeah, I know.  But it’s my blog, my rules.
  • T is for The Trip: Three Line Tales #AtoZChallenge #3linetales #thetriptospain 5 days ago Another mash-up for today’s post.  It’s my first entry into Three Line Tales (pretty self-explanatory) using the photo prompt below, which reminded me of the lovely Michelin starred restaurants that Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan are enjoying as they constantly bicker, joke and try to outdo...

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  • Top Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving to Italy Expat Blog Awards 2013 Dear barbedwords, Things are going well at the moment; my job is secure, I have a nice house and good friends.  I sometimes feel, however, that I could do with more excitement and I should make the most of life.  Do you think moving to Italy...

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