A very important letter’s envelope

Let’s think positive. Stevie is going to meet an english guy who teaches the language to children (like Andrea, my little brother). In Italy. Near my house. Who is married to an italian woman and probably can understand the difficulties of living in two different countries, continously moving and never having a certain future [—-> because ok, I know I travel a lot, but honestly I was not chosing Ireland for ten consecutively times if I was going in holidays as everyone thinks].
It will happen nothing, for the hundredth time, ok. But at least it is a try. And to wish us good luck I drew this envelope for the little Andrea, that loves to draw and to play with Stevie: he will be the one giving Stevie’s message to the english teacher 🙂

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Ctonia

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chthonic, adj.
Pronunciation: /ˈkθɒnɪk/
Etymology:  < Greek χθών, χθονός + -ic suffix.
Dwelling in or beneath the surface of the earth.

ctònio agg. [dal gr. χϑόνιος, der. di χϑών -ονός «terra»], letter. – Sotterraneo. Nella mitologia greca, divinità ctonie, dèi ctonî, divinità sotterranee il cui mito era in qualche modo collegato con la vita terrestre o sotterranea; divinità ctonia per eccellenza fu Ade, signore degli Inferi, per i Greci, Dite per i Latini. Nella storia delle religioni il termine è riferito anche a divinità, figure mitiche e leggendarie, sempre connesse con la terra, di civiltà religiose diverse da quella greca.

21th April 2014

Loc. Le Manie – Savona – Italia

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)

Lunch:

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!)

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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

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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)

Breakfast:

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

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Lunch:

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

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Irish food drawings – Day 5

Day 5
(15th March 2014)

Lunch:

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

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Dinner:

  • (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… 😛 )

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