If any place could symbolise how forces beyond your control can sweep into your life, bringing destruction, change but also surprising new opportunities and hope for the future, Pozzuoli's Rione Terra, in the heart of Campania's Campi Flegrei (Phlegrean Fields), is that place. The volcanic area of the Campi Flegrei is drenched in fascinating myth, history and geological phenomena. It's where … Continue reading Seismic shifts in Pozzuoli – and life
As a Modern Languages undergraduate, it was my luck and privilege to swan off for the third year of my degree to practise and hopefully improve my language skills. Having spent my gap year in France, I opted to work as an English assistant in Rome, and it was fabulous: my workload was small, I … Continue reading Day +94: The nervous nineties
When Mariacristina first moved to London, we didn't have very much money, and – as I was banging on about the other day – had to adapt to our circumstances. Mariacristina proved to be an excellent efficiency hunter and merrily cut a swathe through our outgoings to cut out, for example, unnecessarily expensive branded food, … Continue reading Say ‘cheese’!