Welcome to our August edition of the #Dolcevitabloggers linkup! The Linkup button below will be available from Sunday 18th August and open for one week.Read More
We used to have set themes each month, but we understand there isn’t always time to write yet another post!
There are some topic suggestions below you are free to use, however from now on we ask for any Italy related blog posts or vlogs each month.Read More
I wrote about why we love Bormio a year ago now and nothing has changed. We will be off there again in February to take both our children, one who can now ski. Partly from learning in Bormio and partly in the UK at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
My youngest is too little being only 3, although the Swiss start at 2 years old! However a good ski instructor friend of ours told us the perfect age is 4 years old.Read More
Pre-children Hubby and I used to travel A LOT! We do it much less now but there was a time when we would rather travel than do much else with our spare time.
I remember 2010 it got to Christmas and I said to my Husband that I didn’t want to go anywhere, I was so exhausted. He agreed we would do nothing for Christmas and New Years Eve. Then at the last minute we booked a quiet trip to Cornwall. I guess this is what people now call ‘FOMO’ meaning - Fear of missing out!
Of course this is what life can be like when you’re young, spritely and both earning a salary without any kids in tow.
But that doesn’t mean we always got things right then, or now!
This month on the Dolce Vita Bloggers linkup we are all writing about ‘Hilarious travel mishaps’.Read More
This month myself, Jasmine of Questadolcevita and Kelly of Italianatheart are hosting an Italophile linkup called #Dolcevitabloggers. Every month we encourage people to write on a different topic and in September we're sharing our 'Favourite Italian Recipes'.
So what better way to find some new special meals to create than to ask a community of Italians and those living in Italy absorbing the culture!Read More
As you may have read elsewhere on the blog. This is the week where myself, Jasmine of Questadolcevita and Kelly of Italianatheart host an Italophile linkup called #Dolcevitabloggers. Every month we encourage people to write on a different topic and in September we're sharing our 'Favourite Italian Recipes'.
I decided on a quick creamy Gorgonzola pasta recipe for mine. To my delight some of the wonderful Italy loving community have contributed recipes of their own!
Here we have a super, comforting leek and potato soup shared with us by Mary.
Mary is from Chicago and now lives in Italy, in the Province of Ascoli Piceno. This dish is a huge hit in her house and we can’t wait to try it!Read More
This month for the #Dolcevitabloggers link up we're writing about our 'Favourite Italian Recipe'.
Surely this should be easy. But how many Italian dishes do you love? It's a difficult choice!
I've decided to share a quick and easy pasta recipe. One that you can make with just a few ingredients, takes less than 15 mins and can be used for guests! I know this seems impossible but this dish is a real showstopper!Read More
This month for the #Dolcevitabloggers link up we're writing about our experience of 'Culture shock' in Italy.
You may think that being married to an Italian is plain sailing and you just gaze into each others eyes while your partner gesticulates, talks loudly and cooks you heaps of pasta.
The pasta part is quite true! However there have been many times over the years when I have wondered if I could have taken an easier route.Read More
This month our #Dolcevitablogger topic is to describe our 'Dolce vita'. What does it mean for each of us?
While the famous film, Federico Fellini's 'La Dolce Vita' shows us a frivolous, carefree life with a dark undercurrent. My version of 'a sweet life' is something much simpler and more transparent.Read More
For the June #DolceVitaBloggers link up topic, we’re asking you to spill the beans on your favorite Italian hidden gem! Your hidden gem could be anything that you think is too good to be kept secret any longer, such as a town, a beach, a restaurant, a shop, an Italian wine, a made in Italy product, a recipe or dish….the options are endless! Give your Italian hidden gem the love and attention it deserves. Shout it from the rooftops!Read More
There are some places you want to keep for yourself. But then you can't believe somewhere so wonderful exists and really want to share!
So I'm going to be sharing a restaurant and hotel. Except it's not just any hotel, to us anyway. As this hotel is where we ended up having our wedding reception.Read More
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Sono Kristie! I’m English married to an Italian and Mamma to two little ones. This is our story of raising bilingual children & navigating cross-cultural life. Bacio!