Early in the morning like before the university exams

I had never done that before. I happened to take the dog outside at 5.30 in the morning last weekend and to walk around the sleepy Cambridge. A beautiful feeling of calm and energy at the same time just like when you wake up very early in Naples, to prepare and study for an exam. I felt good and almost at home .. how nice ūüĎáūüĎáūüĎáūüé•


When out it always rains because you live in Cambridge

Blue Monday

The most depressing Monday of the year they say, and I think they are not wrong. Today, Monday 15th January, here in Cambridge, it has been one of those so over-rainy and dark days. I’ve been working, working, working. I like this job, I feel lucky, but I’m feeling tired, tired, tired. My day here never opens with the light you would expect every new day, and is super short (as well as cold). After work, exhausted, I rush home. Dinner and zero energy. I have to batten down the hatches. I’m just trying to understand how. Together with my energies, even my hormones are now dead, they said “Gi ‘! Come on..”, and then they committed suicide.

A good moment in Cambridge ;)

Ok, I haven’t written here in a long time…since I left for Naples and then I came back to Cambridge with the desire to be still in Naples etc etc…And since I don’t like to depress anyone with my ¬†negative thoughts, I kept silent and posted only a few positive images (maybe just a seafood salad actually.. ūüėÖ) Anyway, here we are again, in July, after a very short summer week in June, and then some autumn days alternated with few sporadic warm days like the one you can see here !¬†ūüĎá

Yesterday, I was working on my laptop, some good music was playing, ¬†and I noticed that it was not so bad out of the window, in harmony with what’s in here…ūüėú

Coffee break!

pausa-caffc3a8Today I did not even have time to put on the¬†coffee machine because of all the work I had to do. So, between working at my laptop¬†and a quick grocery shopping,¬†I allowed¬†myself a STRICTLY¬†single espresso take away from Caff√® Nero.¬†¬†I can introduce it to you: this is the most similar to the Neapolitan espresso coffee, the most decent they make¬†here in Cambridge (and in Uk in general.) Less watery than others and hence the most “single” there will ever be here. Be warned, if you come around here and begin¬†to despair¬†from the airport for the first few¬†sips and tries¬†of coffee, do not get discouraged and enter the first Caff√® Nero you find.¬† [N.B.¬†this is also the only coffe-shop chain¬†which¬†offers water here… as usual in every caf√© and bar in Naples ¬†ūüėČ]

My work experience at the BBC

If there’s one thing that has kept me incredibly alive and happy here in Cambridge that was¬†working for a short time at BBC Look East. This is something I will always be grateful for to¬†this place.

Here in the Uk the best way to get access to the television industry is through these work experiences, kind of  voluntary, unpaid placements (for this reason brief).

Let’s say the truth, in Naples the bachelor’s and master’s degree earned through¬†blood, sweat, and tears, along with my work experience as a journalist and press officer at no time would have let me gain to get somewhere¬†even¬†close to¬†the BBC.

That¬†can give an idea of¬†: 1) ¬†my surprise when I knew I had got hired¬†ūüėā [reading the word “HIRED” gives you such a good¬†feeling]


2) ¬†the “advanced civilization”, ¬†I would say, ¬†and meritocracy that make England and its economy so strong … and their absence that makes our poor Italy, on the contrary, ¬†so¬†messed up.

Such a pretty place, isn’t it? * _ * ¬†I am showing you the venue and the entrance to the newsroom. Below you can see my happiness captured¬†in a selfie in the bathroom ūüėĀ (I tried to pull myself together in front of my colleagues … for most of the time at least)

Gi happy BBC

I admit it, it’s been a long time since I’ve felt so happy ! And these are my desk and one side of the newsroom I shot at the end of the day after the Evening News.

My schedule¬†allowed me: ¬†to join the morning editorial meetings, the production meetings, the debriefings straight after the evening News¬†with technicians, producers and journalists; ¬†and to¬†follow¬†journalist and cameraman out filming, ¬†to shadow them in the¬†editing¬†room alongside with technicians¬†and graphic designers. Moreover, I was allowed to watch¬†broadcasts from the gallery and to work on a story¬†searching interviewees. A blast! Besides, given my little bit of luck, I also had a chance to film and find¬†a story…So my pictures¬†have run on the Evening News and online. ūüėé (Top stuff! they said! ūüėĀ ) [It was about a police chase – of a stolen car we found out the next day. – The¬†car crashed into a construction site after being stopped by a police stinger.¬†¬†ūüöĒūüöėūü镬†I was lucky enough to found myself¬†in the taxi of a witness of the story, a very nice and chatty indian guy¬†who I asked¬†to take me to the place. There, I asked some information to the¬†policemen¬†and made my footage with the Iphone and tripod I always bring with me.]

A happy experience with happy , competent and professional people. I also had the incredible fortune of having hit one of the best weeks of recent times.  In addition to being the week of the triggering of Article 50 by Theresa May and of the days immediately after the terrorist attack in London , that one was also the week of warm and beautiful weather, almost like the Italian kind.

I’ve seen things that you Neapolitans wouldn’t believe

This thing that you can not even for a moment give in to¬†the idea that winter is over and¬†believe that¬†the seasons change is terrible. Have¬†you suffered the cold in the dark winter all the autumn and winter?¬†Well done. keep it up. A couple of days of fake spring and continues to suffer. ¬†What you see below is April 26 in Cambridge.¬†It’s not the falling ice ¬†to “annoy me” but rather¬†the 8 degrees –¬†… in¬†the video, because while I’m writing there are 2 degrees outside – ‚õĄÔłŹ ‚öČ [.. together with the black man, I am sure¬†ūüėú]

In days like this, Naples, I feel it is unnatural to stay away ..