Category Archives: How To Learn Italian

Hot Memory

Stirring my tea in Cornwall, I pressed the teabag against the mug’s side and old John’s face came into mind from Bristol, who told me once that the teabag should never be pressed so, but lifted in and out. I … Continue reading

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A Significant Gesture

I remember once seeing a girl on the tube who I used to speak with quite often at school, and I didn’t go over and say hi. I had thought about it a long time, but ultimately shied away, afraid to confront … Continue reading

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From Venice to CERN

Jan Morris’ brilliant city biography Venice displays the most incredible curiosity and passion for the world, and it has been stuck in my head ever since picking it up last month. In it she weaves history with the present, humanity into the entanglement of our inanimate creations, and … Continue reading

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Paradise?

With some fresh pasta dough resting by my side and an onion ragu sizzling in the background, the time seems ripe to muse lyrical on some of the perfections that everyday life has presented here. I don’t know what it … Continue reading

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Venice

I once dreamed of a city so beautiful that I woke up almost crying for it not being real. Its streets were made of transparent ocean, and the surrounding sunlit villas sprung up from white stone pavements which crumbled at their edges … Continue reading

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