Happy belated Easter to you all! This year we celebrated a very happy… Christmas 😛 We are indeed in the most stunning place, but it snowed for real. We did have Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, and all the Easter things, … Continue reading Happy belated Easter!
In my last post I shared with you my best advice on how to survive moving to a new place. I also mentioned that having food ready in the freezer can potentially save your life (mainly by avoiding getting hangry and causing a diplomatic incident). So here comes one excellent recipe that lends itself very well to freezing. Cook them first as instructed, let them cool and freeze. When it’s time to eat, just take them out of the freezer and reheat in the microwave. Dinner’s ready! Chickpea-and-fish meatless meatballs 1 can drained chickpeas 200 g tinned tunafish 30 g … Continue reading Chickpea-and-fish meatless meatballs
Here comes a handy list. Run your marathon first, move second. You will have plenty more time to devote to moving than you would otherwise! Walking and carrying heavy stuff will not sound appealing to you, but it will help … Continue reading Moving: a survival guide
In my previous article on my personal PFAP, I told you a little bit about about what life is like for the interpreters during the European Parliament Plenary session in Strasbourg. Now, since the article was well received and I … Continue reading What do you do in there? How an EP committee meeting works
by Francesco Combining the passion for running and the passion for languages: mission possible. In my experience at least. The thing about running is that it requires time. A lot of time. And you need ways to get entertained, because … Continue reading Running and Learning: Why not?
When I was little I dreamed of becoming an interpreter. And not just any interpreter: I wanted to grow up and be a Conference-Interpreter-Who-Works-For-The-Parliament. One might argue that that is ordinary, as I wanted to be just like my mum. The only thing that sets me apart is that… well, I never changed my mind. Twenty years after I made that resolution I became what I dreamed of becoming. But growing up I never expected that I would get married at 27 years of age get married to a fellow Italian and – God forbid! – a colleague! And yet, … Continue reading When you just know… this was your husband’s console
Ever wondered what the life of an interpreter looks like on a plenary session in Strasbourg? If not, who let you into an interpreting school?! Just kidding… maybe. I’m writing this post because when I was a student I would … Continue reading The glam life of Strasbourg – plenary week
I never thought I’d be that kind of expat, but here we are: I am one of them. One of the expats who complain about everything about their native country AND their adoptive country. And also one of those who … Continue reading That kind of expat
Today we rocked. Veeeeery long run in the morning with husband and cousin (first 30k of this training cycle!), late lunch, afternoon ice cream and even a 15-minute bout of shopping – the first in more than a year – … Continue reading Of socks, long runs, ice cream and love
My new year’s resolutions in one picture: take me to the future, love, and anchor me to the past, anchor me to what we lived and … Continue reading Take me to the future like if we were in the past…