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Italy-Italia Journal Life Music

Rowland and The Young Reds

R&YR027It was great night –absolutely sold out. Three people said to me :’It’s the best music I’ve heard since I’ve been here!’ How could I not feel good about that?!

Playing there again on Sunday – really looking forward to it!

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art-illustration-design Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Life Sketching

Still life? Dead Nature?

It still puzzles me that we say ‘still life’ but in Italian they say ‘dead Nature’ –seems too ‘gloomy’ to me!fruitbowl007

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art-illustration-design Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Life Sketching

Basta poco . .

 

Basta poco  = it doesn’t take much! Neighbour gives us vegetables, I draw them, Lesley cooks them, and we eat them!

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art-illustration-design Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Life Sketching

Back to food . . . .

I always seem to end up sketching stuff related to food or drink . . fresh fennel and tomatoes on the vine . . .allows me to use my favourite Pentel red brush pen, too!  fennel&toms005

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Discounts for a coffee and a brief English lesson . . . .

Buying a battery for my guitar tuner- cost? 5 euro- the guy gives me one euro change and says: ‘have a coffee on me’   I buy some card for printing –  the lady gives me a discount of 50 centesimi for the ‘language lesson’– I’d explained the word ‘ream’ to her…Only in Italy! 🙂     sconti004