My favourite restaurants โค๏ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅ‚

Seagrill, Bruxelles The Seagrill in Brussels, led by chef Yves Mattagne, can provide a real treat for seafood lovers in a modern and sleek ambience. Very well deserved two Michelin stars for this restaurant which is always a pleasurable experience for quality of service and great cuisine.  Ivy Chealsea Garden, London The Ivy Garden Chelsea in London is always a guarantee of good food and excellent … Continue reading My favourite restaurants โค๏ธ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅ‚

My favourite succulents ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

This is an update on the growth of my succulent collection that I have been nurturing since I got back from Berlin a couple of months ago. By now I have a lovely collection of 20 odd little plants plus some experiments with propagation from the original ones. I love looking at in their tender early growth. These new ones are developing their own small … Continue reading My favourite succulents ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒฑ

St Paul’s Cathedral ๐Ÿ›โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

St Paul’s Cathedral is not only a main place of religious cult in London, it is also a place where excellent sacred music can be enjoyed with the glorious acoustics of one of the second largest church in the United Kingdom. Designed in the English Baroque style by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century, the current church replaced the Old St Paul’s Cathedral that … Continue reading St Paul’s Cathedral ๐Ÿ›โ›ช๏ธ๐ŸŽถ

Postcards from Asia ๐Ÿ–ผโ›ฉโœˆ๏ธ

The amazing Burj Khalifa, from the Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates, the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa โ€“ Dubai ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ™ Main Square in Yangon after a midday rain, Myanmar. Towards the back it is noticeable the gold-painted roof of the Sula Pagoda and the tall buildings of the commercial centre of Yangon. The colourful market around the square is showcasing traditional … Continue reading Postcards from Asia ๐Ÿ–ผโ›ฉโœˆ๏ธ

When I do think my meanest line shall be, by Pessoa ๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

from ยซ35 Sonnetsยป. 1918, in Poemas Ingleses. by Fernando Pessoa – translated into Italian by Enzo Martinelli   ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง III – When I do think my meanest line shall be When I do think my meanest line shall be More in Time’s use than my creating whole, That future eyes more clearly shall feel me In this inked page than in my direct soul; When … Continue reading When I do think my meanest line shall be, by Pessoa ๐Ÿ“ƒ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ–Œ

Born on 14 November 1840 in Paris and baptised as Oscar-Claude, although his family called him just Oscar and later in life he will be known as Claude. In 1845 the family moved from Paris to Le Havre in Normandy, where he then enrolled into a school of arts and met fellow painter Eugene Boudin, who introduced him to “en plain air” painting. This approach … Continue reading Claude Monet ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ–Œ

Ivy Kensington Brasserie ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Last Sunday was my birthday and a very dear friend of mine treated me for brunch in a restaurant I had never been to but it is part of a high quality franchise in London. In actual fact, The Ivy brand is always a guarantee of good service and quality food, now confirmed also by this newly discovered brasserie in Kensington. The interior design of … Continue reading Ivy Kensington Brasserie ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Cartoline da Londra ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Cartoline da Londra Londra รจ la cittร  in cui vivo da quasi 30 anni e la amo ancora per la sua operositร  e le opportunitร  che puรฒ offrire, senza paragoni con le altre cittร  europee. Londra รจ il posto in cui vivo perchรฉ, quasi da sempre, ho sentito un’irresistibile attrazione per la cittร  e ho deciso che questo era il posto in cui volevo sviluppare … Continue reading Cartoline da Londra ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Concert Halls ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ

My top 5 music venues As a lover of classical music I do love attending live concerts, as much as I can, whichever city I happen to be in, at my favourite venues, which are always a guarantee of quality performances. London has a marvellous concentration of venues with great acoustics for classical music performances of all kinds. My favourites are the more intimate ones, like … Continue reading Concert Halls ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽถ