Buondì. I would hate to put anyone off coming to Italy, even at this time of the year, when it’s cold and grey. The shops are pretty, too, so Roomie and I paused on the way back from her daycare to look in the windows in Bologna’s Via Farini. One shop had a huge, blue […]
Archives for November 2022
The problem with language classes (and ‘easy reader’ ebooks)
Buondì. Sorry I’m late today. I was delayed, trying to choose an ‘ebook of the week’ to discount by 50%, so I could then publicise it here. I’m sort-of between systems, so things are a bit of a mess, and therefore take longer than usual. And because of Roomie occupying big chunks of what would otherwise […]
“Your articles are too long”
Buondì. The wife’s back from hospital, thanks to everyone who asked. But it’s been a heavy week, so I’ll keep this short, then maybe go wash, or shave, or do some of the things that piled up while I was managing Roomie and the adult kids single-handed. Which reminds me, Wednesday I wrote that I […]
Hai dormito bene?
Buondì. Hai dormito bene? Io no. My wife had to go in for a minor operation at some absurd hour this morning (don’t surgeons sleep?) So Roomie and I kept each other company for what felt like the longest night of my life. I swear I was awake at every number of the clock from […]
New easy reader opera ebook, Rigoletto, just £5.99 this week
Buondì. Read the title of this article and it seems like it’s just going to be an advert. And of course it IS going to be an advert. But not ‘just’. Spend your £5.99 on this week’s new ebook, or don’t spend your £5.99 on this week’s new ebook, I frankly don’t much care. Taxes, […]
A con and some pros of being your own boss
Buondì. I’ll keep this super quick because this morning I have to finish watching/listening to the opera Rigoletto on Youtube (I’m at minute 36 out of two hours and eight minutes, so a way to go yet)! After that I need to prepare the shop product for Monday’s new easy reader, by no coincidence, also […]
Hai la moccola
Buondì. Autumn/fall has finally arrived in Bologna, where I live. The other day it rained, weeks later than it normally does. Roomie was delighted to be able to use her little umbrella. It’s grey, though. The sun has packed its bags and gone to Australia. Ciao to everyone who wrote to me from Melbourne, by […]
“People in Melbourne will hear about this!”
Buondì. I’m not selling anything today, just having a moan about a former client of our Italian language school, whose name and identifying details I will not, naturally, be mentioning, even though he has clearly bad-mouthed me all over his part of Australia. Neither will I go into the details of his particular gripe, but […]
Nov. 2022 FREE Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends soon!
Buondì. I don’t usually email on Sundays – I’m busy in the kitchen. However, between washing the dishes and cooking lunch, here’s a quick reminder that the ‘Free Trial Online Italian Lesson‘ offer ends tonight. The next chance to try a FREE one-to-one lesson with a native-speaker teacher won’t be until February. Why wait? November’s […]
Nov. 2022 FREE Trial Online Italian Lesson Offer: last days!
(Here’s an article from our archive, which we use each time we do a Free Trial Lesson Offer. Things will be back to normal next week, when the promotion is over.) Buondì. Time’s running out to book your free online Italian lesson via Skype or Zoom! This week’s offer ends on Sunday night, so jump to […]