Change Of Plan

Photo by Breakingpic How many of you had to change their plans in the last few weeks? I bet that your lives have been a little disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, just like mine. If you have read some of my old posts, you may remember that an excerpt of my novel had been selected... Continue Reading →

Mining the Moon: Really?

Have you ever heard of moon mining? I was scrolling my news feed this morning, when I came across an article about it. Apparently, Donald Trump has signed an executive order encouraging the US to mine the moon for minerals. I got upset at first: the whole world is focused on fighting coronavirus and this... Continue Reading →

The lost community

The beautiful weather we had over the weekend made people think they could go to the park, find a spot, sit down and get tanned. This irresponsible behaviour didn’t go unnoticed by the Lambeth council, which unfortunately had to close Brockwell Park on Sunday due to the high number of visitors ignoring the social distancing... Continue Reading →

Brand New World

The birds are twitting outside my window. They go ahead all day long. No other sound interferes with their singing. Humans are all shut inside their homes, and nature takes its space back. I’m sitting at my desk, trying to find the inspiration: I should start a new chapter of my novel today; but I... Continue Reading →

Raising Without Racing

I’m supposed to run my first race on May the 25th, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. Boris Johnson Yesterday announced new stricter measures in the attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – finally, I must say – and the first events have already been cancelled. Not the race, at least not yet,... Continue Reading →

A Modern Pandemic

“That branch of the lake of Como, which extends towards the south, is enclosed by two unbroken chains of mountains, which, as they advance and recede, diversify its shores with numerous bays and inlets.” I woke up with this in my head today. It’s the incipit of one of the most famous Italian novels of all... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Being Free

The WHO has declared COVID-19 a pandemic, in other words an epidemic of global concern. They believe governments are underestimating the issue, they’re worried that the new coronavirus will continue spreading, causing the collapse of the health system, and perhaps reaching countries that wouldn’t be capable to overcome the emergency. You must have heard of... Continue Reading →

Humanity in the time of COVID-19

I was supposed to go see my family and friends on the 21st of March, but they live in Italy and the entire country is currently lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As you can easily guess, I gotta stay here, in London, and wait for it to be over. I could still potentially... Continue Reading →

Good News

My mood has been up and down lately. I desperately needed good news. I’ve been writing a novel since last September, and to do so I left the bookshop where I worked; I felt like it was the only option I had. I’ve always wanted to be a writer but my lack of confidence has... Continue Reading →

The Third Attempt

Yes, I have to admit it, this is the third time I try to start a blog. The two previous attempts didn't go too well, but the good news is that now I think I know why. I had to look deep inside myself before realising that I was sabotaging my chances to achieve my... Continue Reading →

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