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And we are up to nine

Yes, nine years have passed since that day there.

No British passport, at least for now.
But if I had been told that I would be working for the same company for four years 1 and that my sweetheart would be working for a television network, I would not have believed it.
Despite everything, I am still very happy living here....

26 October 1933 - 27 December 2023

I felt I had to write something here about my mother, who passed away four days ago. She was 90 years old and had had Alzheimer’s for more than 15 years. She died of natural causes, and she did not seem to be suffering.

My mother was a person of the last century for many reasons.
Born in Poggio Sannita,...

Stray Sheep Poe Screen Mate

Again for the series: having nothing better to do, I added a button with a sheep icon to this blog.
A million years ago, when I was still using Windows, there was this little program (screen mate) that made a little sheep appear to run around the screen. I, who have always liked this sort of thing, had it until I switched to Linux,...

London Calling, something has changed

Primo post del 2018, anno che si è presentato bene fin dall'inizio. Sono passati tre anni da quel giorno in cui, armi e bagagli, abbiamo deciso di cambiare completamente la nostra vita. Rispetto a due anni fa però le cose sono cambiate, in meglio o in peggio non sono in grado di giudicare obiettivamente, so solo che a me sembra in meglio.

London Calling, a year later

A year has passed since we arrived, frightened and happy, here in London.
I remember very well that Saturday, the empty house, the last problems, the plane that is flying and the sadness that assaults, the late arrival, the infinite kindness of our guest who offers us excellent red wine, the first tour of Clapham High Street, our first room,...

Signs of civilization / 3

For various reasons, I was also curious to understand the rules governing adoption. Here are the general principles:

1) Given that the adopter must not be under the age of 21, there is no age limit (in Italy, the age difference between the spouses and the adopted adoptee must be between 18 and 45 years old).

2) The adopter can be:

  • single
  • married
  • in a civil partnership
  • an unmarried couple (same-sex and opposite-sex)
  • the partner of the child’s parent

(in Italy,...

Where were we

Still, on the subject of the never-ending case against my former employer, on 30 April 2014, we filed a counter-appeal in the Supreme Court.
Today, the lawyers sent us the order setting the hearing, which will be on 20 October 2015.
It took only one year and three months to know the date and one year and six months to get to the discussion....