Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Day 294 – Spring is officially here!

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I love the first day of March. It’s a special day for me ever since I was a kid. In my country, traditionally, everyone gives out a particular gift today, especially to girls. The gift consists in a small brooch, tied with a red and white string that you have to wear the entire month. Ten years ago I started taking off the brooch, but never stopped wearing the string on my wrist. This is...

Day 240 – Befana and a nice walk

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Today is the holiday of Befana and wiki tell us her lovely story here. On short she is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve (the night of January 5) in a similar way to St Nicholas or Santa Claus. But children get gifts from both Father Christmas and Befana. There was a cool parade downtown today , but unfortunately Ephia had other plans for us, so we just...

Day 231 – How to avoid disaster

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While everyone is at home or away for the holidays, eating, drinking, having fun, I am finishing my year freaking out about deadlines. Actually I am not freaking out, but I am juggling them like an inexperienced clown, and I hate clowns. It’s true I indulged myself with two days off, because my brain was starting a little fire inside its circuits, so I thought it would be best to prevent...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu