Buondì. And here we are at the coast! Hence I’m writing this yesterday evening, so to speak, in anticipation of a Friday morning spent rubbing sun screen on the sensitive parts of small animals, then traipsing back and forth in the burning sun, between ombrellone and mare, carrying a child’s blue plastic watering can. Experience […]
Archives for July 2022
The Renaissance #8, Gli spagnoli prendono il Regno di Napoli!
Buondì. The weather’s finally eased off – it’s cloudy today in Bologna, and not yet absurdly hot. Ironically, we’re strapping Roomie into the car after lunch and heading for the coast, where she’ll be able to romp in the sand and the waves, charming or savaging the other beachgoers, according to her mood. The best […]
The Renaissance, Episode 7 / Half price ‘Ebook of the Week’
Buondì. It’s still too hot, and I still have too much to do. My suocero is coming for lunch, and he’s a man that likes a nice plate of pastasciutta for his lunch, preferably with a meaty sauce of some kind. No messing about with salads, cheeses, and such airy-fairy muck! So as soon as […]
The Renaissance, Episode 6, David (and Goliath)
Buondì. Things have calmed down here at OIC HQ, as we’re now down to just the one stray, Roomie, who’s been with us for over five months now. Doesn’t time fly, when there are diapers to change and songs to sing? That said, stuff has rather piled up, so I’ll keep this short and to […]
The Renaissance, Episode 5 / New Easy Reader Ebook Reminder
Buondì. I’m rather late today as we had to drive the lion cubs to their day zoo. The smaller one isn’t used to the car, so howled most of the way. On the way back from the other side of town, I stopped at Lidl for supplies: two flavors of Estathé (popular with children in […]
The Renaissance, Episode 4 / 25% Off New Ebook Easy Reader
Buondì. Hope you had a good weekend, or at least one that was cooler and less chaotic than ours! We have a smaller version of Roomie staying for a few days, as the zoo keepers are on strike, or something. Our Roomie is jealous as hell, which manifests itself as her refusing to eat, but […]
The most fashionable place in the western world in 1492?
N.b. At some point in the next 24 hours we’re expecting all our online audio, which is hosted by Soundcloud.com, to go down, so ebooks and websites including this one. The only exception will be EasyItalianNews.com, which is hosted by Amazon, thank goodness. Why will nearly all of our audio become unavailable? Well, we moved […]
The Renaissance, Episode 2. Wanna come to an orgy?
Buondì. This time two years ago I remember feeling a little disorientated, lost in the mists of pre-history and discussions on the origins of Rome. This time last year, similarly, I was reluctantly coming to term with the fall of the western Roman empire and the seemingly endless succession of confusingly-named Italian kings that succeeded […]
FREE Summer Series (text + audio), part 1 of 30!
Buondì. And so, the Summer Sale is O.V.E.R., no more exhortations to buy stuff, for a while at least. But long live the Summer Series, which starts today, and is FREE! We’ve done Summer Series in two previous years, each time thirty free articles, three a week for ten weeks, from July to September. The […]
2022 Summer Sale: Just a few hours left to save 20%!
There are just a few hours left of the 2022 Summer Sale. Today is the final day, so the last chance to save 20% on everything at our (now two!) online stores, EasyReaders.org (for ebooks) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (for one-to-one lessons). The coupon code you need to save 20% on the online lessons and/or ebooks is: 2022-Summer-Sale-20%-Off […]