We’ve been watching Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy on TV and I’m finding it extremely hard to survive a whole year without the Mediterranean. Yet again. 2014 was hard enough but it went all right because we were so busy.
Now that there is nothing pressing happening and the days are mostly grey – and even when we do see some sunlight it will only stay for such a short moment it seems like seconds – I must confess I’ve been more than tempted to slide into hibernation, once again. It feels as if my years of practice had now led to an unwanted success but without the total sleep part. How else could you explain the ever increasing chilly feeling and aching body even though our room temperature stays practically at summer digits (around 20-21°C, ie 68-70°F) all through the winter season? The older I get the clearer it becomes I for one was not made for this climate.
How wrong I was when I thought all the winter ills would go away when you are spending an active summer by the sea and living the cold season downtown! Sunsets like the one in the photo above do not exactly make you jump for joy. Fortunately, there are lots of lovely things to post about in store from last year. Below is a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to recently. I am hopefully returning to Italy soon.