Derry/Londonderry Saint Patrick’s Parade 2014

This is the video I took at St. Patrick’s Parade in Derry/Londonderry; unluckily it’s not the complete parade since it started to rain so hard (and we were without umbrella) that I had to put my camera back. Anyway it’s a big part of it, enjoy!

Questo è il video che ho girato alla Parata di San Patrizio a Derry/Londonderry; sfortunatamente non è completa poiché nel bel mezzo ha iniziato a piovere così tanto (e non avevamo un ombrello) che ho dovuto metter via la macchina fotografica. Ad ogni modo nel video c’è un bel pezzo di parata, enjoy!


Irish food drawings – Day 7 (Saint Patrick’s!)

Day 7
(17th March 2014)


We passed Saint Patrick’s in Derry/Londonderry and, in addition to the beautiful parade, there was the Food Festival; it was composed of a lot of stands with different typical irish foods. To chose what to eat was really not easy, but at the end I went for this:

Abbiamo passato San Patrizio a Derry e, oltre alla bellissima parata, c’era anche la fiera culinaria, composta da tanti stand con diversi cibi tipici irlandesi. Scegliere cosa mangiare non è stato facile, ma alla fine mi son buttata su questo: 

  • Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw, BBQ sauce and beetroot cream (delicious!)


Tea break, dinner, after dinner…whatever:

  • Guinness (yes, I know it’s strange after almost three years of Ireland, but this was the first time we went out and had Guinness!)
  • Harp


Irish food drawings – Day 6

I’m in late with the posts, but I’ve been two days away for Saint Patrick’s…I’m sure you’ll not mind 😉

Day 6
(16th March 2014)


  • – Italian Coffee
  • – Cinnamon Swirl (I wish we had this in Italy, I really miss it when I’m not in Ireland!)



  • Sandwich with boiled eggs and salad cream (this is something that Stevie found a bit strange, but they work together very very good!)


Irish food drawings – Day 5

Day 5
(15th March 2014)


  • (English) Muffin with butter and Parma Ham
  • Club Orange



  • (Stevie’s) Spaghetti alla Carbonara
  • Garlic bread —> pane all’aglio, qui usato come una specie di contorno alla pasta (un contorno alla pasta? Ma soprattutto: pane di contorno alla pasta?!? Non dite altro, lo so già… 😛 )


Irish food drawings – Day 4

Day 4
(14th March 2014)

Yesterday seemed that my italian taste won for a day 😉


  • (Italian) Coffee



  • Chickpeas Soup with extra virgin oil (Zuppa di Ceci con olio extra vergine)


Irish food drawings – Day 3

Day 3
(13th March 2014)


  • (Italian) Coffee
  • Double Chocolate Mini Muffin



  • (English) Muffin
  • (Italian) Salame Felino ♥ (here they don’t have salame sigh!)


Tea Break:

  • A tea (me…yes, I did, I had a tea instead of a coffee!)
  • Cappuccino (Stevie)

We went to a Coffee House in Lurgan called ICONS; it’s very nice and comfortable, I think I’ll be back there other times, maybe to have a coffee or tea while I draw! 😉



  • Rustic chicken with vegetables (potatoes, long green beans, carrots)


Irish food drawings – Day 2

Day 2
(12th March 2014)


  • Italian coffee (yes, I have my italian coffee machine too! Or better, I have two, just in case one is not working anymore :P)
  • Muffin (the English one) —> in Italy we don’t know there are even these muffins I find here, I knew just only the sweet american muffins. If you, like me, didn’t know, read the difference here.



  • Gammon (Bistecca di prosciutto)
  • Sweetcorn (Mais)
  • Potato Wedges with chili

I had a wonderful dinner, cooked by Stevie; it was the first time I had gammon, it’s delicious! I added a bit of extra virgin oil on it and on the sweetcorn, as usual 😉