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Olivia Bates
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The first few months of my beautiful bambina’s life was quite tough on everyone, as I imagine most first time parents would admit.  She suffered from colic and spent a large part of most days screaming her little lungs out as me and my husband sang every…
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My beautiful little girl is 19 months old, I can’t believe how quickly that time has flown by and yet at the same time it feels as though she has been part of the family for a lifetime.  This week has been a week of firsts for us, on Monday we packed her…
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As I get ready to blow out yet another candle this week (yes it’s my birthday and all presents are gratefully received) I thought I’d write about some of the differences (or similarities perhaps) that you will encounter when celebrating Italian birthdays.…
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There are certain dishes that sum up a region and for me this is one of them. Zucchine, Cucuzze, Zucchini, Courgettes, whatever you want to call them these tasty courgette flower fritters are unforgettable. Not only are they addictive, easy to make and…

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I have fond memories of spending my childhood scoffing slush puppies in London, which for those of you not familiar, are cups full of vibrant, chemically-coloured ice and E-numbers, which tasted nowhere near the fruits they were supposed to represent.…
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There are certain dishes that sum up a region and for me this is one of them. Zucchine, Cucuzze, Zucchini, Courgettes, whatever you want to call them these tasty courgette flower fritters are unforgettable. Not only are they addictive, easy to make and…
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Travelling down the length of the boot, your last stop before hopping across to Sicily is Reggio Calabria.  It really is the last town on the toe of the boot and yet it is certainly not a place to be ignored.  A bustling university town, Reggio Calabria…
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Summer is here and things are hotting up both on the beaches and in the towns and villages at night. I’ve mentioned before how Calabria has a dramatic facelift in the Summer and August is the month to experience the best of this stunning region.  If…
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A while back I was sat in a bar at 9am destroying a chocolate croissant (In case you’re worried about why I was in a bar at that time of the morning don’t worry that’s the Italian word for café).  While contemplating my addiction to sweet, Italian…
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