Barbedwords in Italy

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Barbedwords in Italy
barbedwords is about living and writing in Italy - and quite a bit of cooking. I live in Rome, speak limited Italian and am not that keen on Italian food (there, I've said it!)
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  • What I Treasure 2 years ago This was a submission for the ‘What I Treasure’ feature in The Simple Things magazine. I never heard back from them but patience is a virtue, apparently… I’d always coveted my dad’s gold nibbed fountain pen and was delighted when he gave it to me for passing my 11+, just as his mother had...
  • Seaside Memories 3 years ago The annual Weston-Super-Mare trip has been a family tradition for fifty years. It follows the same routine, come rain or shine: crazy golf, the pier, chips on the beach, sandcastles and a paddle. But my favourite part comes after the other day trippers have left. We walk up to the rock pools where...
  • Day of the Badger: Part 3 3 years ago The story written by Suzanne and me continues.  Amber and Moira are holed up in Moira’s office whilst they wait for back-up: ‘Here you go.’ Moira interrupted her thoughts, handing Amber a mug of tea and a chocolate biscuit before sitting next to her on the floor. ‘I didn’t think you’d...
  • Time for Tea 4 years ago The story written by Suzanne and me continues.  Moira and Amber are hiding in the dark alley, whilst George waits at one end. Day of the Badger (Part 2) Amber would just have to leave the flash-drive in its precarious position and hope George didn’t spot it. ‘We need to get out of here,’...
  • Every Day I (Mean to) Write the Book 4 years ago As part of my ongoing battle to write more, I’ve forced persuaded my lovely friend, and extremely talented and prolific writer, Suzanne Rogerson to take part in a writing tag-team.  One of us writes a section of this spy/crime/thriller/Killing Eve rip off, then emails it to the other to continue...

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  • Top Ten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Moving to Italy Expat Blog Awards 2013 Dear barbedwords, Things are going well at the moment; my job is secure, I have a nice house and good friends.  I sometimes feel, however, that I could do with more excitement and I should make the most of life.  Do you think moving to Italy... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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