Holiday at home – tomato and garlic bruschetta

I don’t know about you, but while I’m in coronavirus lockdown I am armchair travelling like there is no tomorrow. But lapping up travel content and hypothetical trips isn’t satisfying my travel bug. So instead of wallowing, I’ve decided to channel my travel woes into the kitchen and bring the holidays to me! Whenever I…

Two days in literary Oxford

Ciao a tutti!  Come Stai?  It’s been a while since I dropped new travel content onto the site. I could sit here and type countless excuses for my lack of updating, excuses that you’ve all heard before on countless different platforms all the time, but I won’t excuse myself. Instead, I want to dive into…

Film review: Beast

Beast **** (Four stars) Out Now CERT 15/104 MINS DIRECTOR/WRITER Michael Pearce CAST Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle PLOT A troubled young women, Moll (Buckley), sparks controversy in a small-island community when she pursues a relationship with the mysterious vagabond Pascal Renouf (Flynn). However, while their new-found love kindles, a manhunt is…

When solidarity becomes unity

A family narrative through the act of reading I love books. I love their crisp white pages, that weirdly aromatic new-book smell and the etchings of black ink. I love their yellow sun-kissed edges, the cracks in the spine, and the well thumbed through corners. I can’t exactly remember when I started loving these inanimate…

Always meet your heroes

There were two holes in my tights, right on my thighs. They were those big holes, you know, the ones were the strings of fabric run across the tights gaping abyss.  They felt punk. It was perfect. Paired with my trusty Doc Martens, reflective gold skirt, black aviator jacket, red lipstick and a beret, I…

Barcelona ~ Top 5 freebies

Ciao a tutti! Come Stai? I realise I have pretty much abandoned this blog over the summer, but my summer months have been filled with some exciting travel adventures – more on this to follow. However, I think the very essence of my blog is how to travel well, but on a budget. I don’t think…

Rome Day Three

Day Three   Day three is what I like to call ‘leftover day.’ After, doing the Colosseum and the Vatican for the first two days, day three gave me time to look at some other bits Rome had to offer. Today, from the Duke Hotel I decided to walk into the city as the national…

Independent Birmingham – Java lounge

  Ciao Ragazzi! Come stai? Independent Birmingham is back for its second week running! Again, we are heading back to Mosely, but this time it’s to discuss Java Lounge. Last Sunday, my boyfriend and I decided we want to head out for an evening coffee, neither of us really fancied anything alcoholic, so we hopped…

London on a Budget

  Ciao Ragazzi! After spending my year abroad in Italy last year, all of my European friends made the assumption that England was expensive to travel to. On the face of it you could say that they are right, the Sterling is a strong currency and one that is costly to exchange into. But, with…

Rome Day Two

Day Two   It is a well known fact that City breaks are notoriously tiresome holidays, essentially because you’re packing so much culture, history, sightseeing and experiences into such a short period of time. But, believe me no matter how tired you are, getting up early is so worth it. Day Two was my ‘Vatican…