‘Naples is a blessing and a curse at the same time..and Cambridge is not so bad. It is very nice and under the sun (those couple of times a year) is very pleasant.’
Here we go! I’ve been thinking about such a space for a while and finally here I am! Dearest, whoever you are, this is a mere fooling around and outburst tool. I need it.
The idea is born from the video you can see below. The winter here at the “North North” is very hard for one who comes from a warm place full of light and colors like Naples, so I thought I would ward off the pessimism of that period by making that video (taken from a real story. 😛)
Here what I want to do with this blog: playing. It is clear that I’ve been a super-spoiled, lucky, and “used to beauty” person for about thirty years and it is clear that I might have the kind of reactions I will tell you about. Naples is a blessing and a curse at the same time..and Cambridge is not so bad. It is very nice and under the sun (those couple of times a year) is very pleasant.
It’s been a while since last time I wrote here, ‘sorry about that’ , as they say here. The end and the beginning of the year have been quite complicated for me and winter has been more severe, darker and colder than ever…so I am so happy to be here.
I feel good today despite the Monday will be soon upon us. I’ll just give a little summery with some pictures. 👉 it looks like spring is here with all this higher temperature and more light. Cambridge and life take on a different aspect and immediately I fell lighter and more enthusiastic.
At work, it’s going well. The people I work with lately are special, endowed with an emotional sensitivity that I feel akin to. It does make a difference ..! This is the latest Radio Dante show that we recorded on Thursday with two of them, Felicea and Daniele. The subject: Venice, Tintoretto and the amour!l After having uploaded the podcast online on Friday afternoon a sweet little curly angel came to see me…my Poppy! ❤️ The next one will be a quite hard week, so I’ve been very lucky to recharge the batteries with the positive and magical energies of this amazing girl. I am grateful to have among the ‘beautiful souls’ who are part of my life here she and her mothers ( I am always lucky!)
Then, on Saturday (yesterday) I had a long day at work cheered up by the guy you can see in the picture below with me 👇
Luca Luciano, Neapolitan, is a successful clarinettist and composer here in the UK as well as in Italy. I interviewed him on the radio and also in video. It has been a nice breath of fresh air. The lively, dark and intelligent eyes of the Neapolitan people are unmistakable. I do not understand what it is. It is that land, it is as if burning charcoal from Vesuvius are in the eyes of every Neapolitan. Anyway, what a city of art and beauty is my Naples! 💙One hour later, I was able to attend his concert where he was in duo with Yuko Osedo at the piano at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. Wonderful.To take the edge off , I have had a glass of prosecco with Giulia from above, at the Six Brasserie (what a beautiful discovery!)This morning, ☀️ sunny again. Lunch at the Thai restaurant ( here I am in the toilet of the restaurant) ☝️☝️☝️
and a walk around … (I will have this absurd bell ! I will bring it to my mum!) 😎
-For now, over and out. I hope I have made up for the absence. 💋
There have been many things going through my head recently, and I have been experiencing a sort of writer’s block.. which I would rather define a ‘total expression’s block’. I am working on that. Meanwhile, when I need to fight against the short days of the winter here and against my cold thoughts, I go out for short walks. A small excerpt below 😜👇
Friday October 12th, 7 am, Cambridge.
Waiting for a very special guest before going to work. I am sure all this pink was a clear cuddle from the sky to me.
Some Sundays can be just work and Harry Potter-break, work and Harry Potter-break. Today we were too tired for a bit of social life. Then at some point we went out, just for a while, behind the house. And we all stretched out in the sun.