Hello readers! It’s October, and I am finally starting to breathe again, as the heat and humidity are giving way to cooler temperatures and rain. Like an animal out of hibernation (or a zombie out of the grave), now I feel ready to crawl back to active life, get energised and fill my Scrabbled Journal with interesting points. 🙂
Hello everyone! Hope that summer (or winter, depending which hemisphere you’re living in) has been treating you well.
I’m back with another combined Scrabbled Journal post because too little happened in July to deserve a whole post. Actually, August was just uneventful. Oh well, it’s no surprise. The summer heat doesn’t let me do anything, except reading and watching TV under the A/C, which I did for most of the days!
One of the movies I’ve studied during the last months was Sicilian Ghost Story, written and directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza. I also had the fortune of attending a talk by Piazza himself, where he revealed technical and behind-the-scene details and explained their choice of dealing with a tough subject in the way they did.
The movie is based on the short story Un cavaliere bianco, found in the collection Non saremo confusi per sempre, in which the author, Marco Mancassola, retells famous, tragic Italian cases in a fairytale-like manner. That is also what Grassadonia and Piazza chose to do when adapting the Mafia kidnapping of 13-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo to film.
Since I published my latest recap not long ago, I’ve decided to skip the usual end-of-month post (I don’t have much to report, anyway).
Instead, I’m dedicating a page in my (virtual) Scrabbled Journal to our two new furry family members, Dash and Rowley. Doggie Diaries will be a new blog section for occasional updates on life with our two pups.
So as promised, this first post will be an introduction to Dash and Rowley, their characteristics, and personalities. I will also describe how we got to choose them, the memorable moments so far, and how our life has changed since their arrival.
And she’s back!
I feel terrible for abandoning the blog without any formal hiatus announcement, but those who follow me regularly or who saw my last Journal post know the reason behind my disappearance. The weight of academic responsibilities came crashing on me, and I just couldn’t afford thinking about the blog as well.
Now that my degree course is done and dusted, I am working on getting my blogging mojo back. I’m starting with this Journal post where I’ll try to recap the good, the bad and the memorable of the last six months.