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…
We are approaching the end of the year. In good EU fashion, we shall undertake a stock-taking exercise and draw some conclusions, because apparently that’s what we do all the time! The parts written by Francesco are in Italics Wedding … Continue reading Takeaways from 2017
By Francesco Merry Christmas folks! How are you spending your Christmas holidays? For the two of us, these are some of the most important weeks of the year, since it is not so common for us to have a couple … Continue reading FFF: family, food and frozen runs
Oh, those December lights: lit up the sky! Continue reading Xmas-lights, mountain style!