Sunday long run and life getting in the way

Sometimes life gets in the way. As much as we like to think we are tough cookies and that nothing can get in our way, sometimes we just have to accept that we cannot always be focused on our goals and shut out all other things. Stress takes a toll. Sadness takes a toll. Things that are out of our control take a toll. Sunday is long run day. Long runs are always hard for me, physically and especially mentally. I know that, but I usually do not allow myself to have too many doubts before I get out of … Continue reading Sunday long run and life getting in the way

Chickpea-and-fish meatless meatballs

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

When you just know… this was your husband’s console

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