Month: February 2009

Upstairs at Compton’s, Soho

Upstairs at Compton’s, Soho, originally uploaded by bitful.

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My first encounter with a dragon fruit

My first encounter with a dragon fruit, originally uploaded by bitful.

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Tonker @ The Eagle

Tonker @ The Eagle, originally uploaded by bitful.

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My birthday surprise

My birthday surprise, originally uploaded by bitful. Stuart is taking me to see Avenue Q. I had a hunch this might be the surprise, and am over the moon that I was right. Sitting on the middle of the front

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Birthday = compleanno

Most people don’t like growing old and would not be keen on the idea of turning forty-two. I am not. Why should I? Apart from never having been happier or healthier, I am today: twenty-one (again); the age my mother

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My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: Downloads: bitRipper is a Dead Simple Solution for DVD Ripping

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7 things I did not know last week

Gordon Brown lost the sight in one eye after an accident as a teenager. The salt used to prevent roads from icing does not come from the sea. The Union Flag is not symmetrical. Status Quo covered Men Without Hats’

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Anyone knows how to get this thing off beige chinos?

Anyone knows how to get this thing off beige chinos?, originally uploaded by bitful. Only two days ago, this was pure pristine snow.

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Dog = cane

I’m just back from a great dinner party (Thursday is the new Friday, apparently) with friends. Stunning location, fantastic company, and the sweetest house dog, craving attention, wanting to play – not too much, she kept her dignity didn’t she,

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Fun with meeting room names

Fun with meeting room names, originally uploaded by bitful.

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Mud = fango

And the London-wide party is over. We all went from giggly snowfights outside work to grumpily trudging through tarmac tarnished sludge while avoiding treacherous ice. Today’s Italian word is fango, which means mud.

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Paper-thin pancakes

Paper-thin pancakes, originally uploaded by bitful. A friend made these for me tonight. So thin they were see-through, then sprinkled with grated Parmesan, rolled up and covered with hot homemade chicken stock. I wish I was as Italian in the

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Ice = ghiaccio

This afternoon a friend of mine sent me a text message while bored and stuck at home watching bloody Animal Hospital (his words). He had slipped on the ice and broken a bone in his elbow. As I believe Animal

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Snow outside my front door this morning

Snow outside my front door this morning, originally uploaded by bitful. I was happy to be wearing my hiking boots (and that thus they had a purpose other than taking up precious closed space).

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Snow = Neve

The snow was the only thing everybody seemed to be able to talk about it today. The BBC One six o’clock news talked about it for the first twenty minutes – and then moved on to… the weather forecast! Mind

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My week on the web

Here are the websites I bookmarked into my del.icio.us account over the past seven days: Make uTorrent Portable – BitTorrent Client | Portable USB Pen Drive Applications How to Make Skype Portable via USB – ReadWriteWeb Dual Boot iTunes, Share

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Screaming Ballerinas live at Madame JoJo’s, London

Screaming Ballerinas live at Madame JoJo’s, London, originally uploaded by bitful. The second from the left is my friend Ollie. www.myspace.com/screamingballerinas http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7971B9406AFB7F2E

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Month = mese

How’s your Italian coming along? I’m still hobbling a bit because of the slight foot injury I suffered last month – ba dum chhh 😉 You now have one month’s worth of Italian words. You can check if you remember

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