It turns out that Sardegna is even prettier than I thought. While looking for ‘vendesi’ signs, we revisited some old favorites and discovered many new places. Sardegna is our number one option, for sure.
There are probably many more, but this is my personal top 5 of learning a new language. Dive right in: study, read, listen and of course speak!
I could call this the week of the quitter. I decided to quit my once a week side hustle and I quit those agonizingly slow Italian classes. And now there’s some room to explore new possibilities.
The article I illustrated for this time was about travel insurance. You know I love to send and receive postcards… so one plus one turned into a whole bunch of stamps.
M and I are now officially classmates and we have our minds set on learning to speak Italian fluently – Dutch accent and all, I don’t care. We have a lovely Italian teacher who speaks Dutch with a heavy Italian accent.
The first real Italy preparation, aside from going on trips to explore where we want our new home to be, is starting this Tuesday. We enrolled ourselves in a beginners class Italian.
As you may know, M and I have a fun tradition of sending ourselves postcards from whatever destination we find worthy of a postcard. In 2016 we went on a ‘little’ trip and sent ourselves 64 postcards from the Mediterranean and 63 of them ended up in this handmade book.
I found this book in an Italian bookstore: Storie della Buona Notte per Bambine Ribelli. Every other page has an illustration by a different illustrator, portraying kick ass woman of the past and the present. Then I realized something else: this would be perfect for learning Italian. I need to have this. Want to have a look?
Since we have decided we want to move to Italy in the not-so-far future, we still have a lot of narrowing down to do. Now that we’re back from our trip to Puglia, the main question is… have we found the perfect spot?
Verona, oh Verona. She is a beauty. I’ve been wandering the streets of this Venetian city in the North of Italy last week, drinking cappuccinos and eating gelatos. The Italian sun lifted our spirits and brought a non-stop smile to our faces. So did the food and the wine…
For my birthday this year I did not only get a quiet getaway, but also a published illustration. Let me show you around the island I visited and share a little background on the illustration.
Minimalists Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn share their inspiring story about being happier with less (all that stuff!) and of climbing the corporate ladder and expecting that the success and the money that comes with it would increase their levels of happiness. Spoiler: it doesn’t.