Buondì. I’m in a pensive mood today. Having got out of bed early, had a healthy breakfast, and walked for the prescribed thirty minutes – to the local park, around the lake, and back again – I got to reflecting that, despite the legions of bastard doctors, things seem to be less stressful lately. In […]
Archives for April 2023
An innovation in email! And Tosca ‘easy reader’, just £5.99
Buondì. Many thanks to everyone who left a comment on last Wednesday’s article, in which I announced I might not have time for an article on Friday (I didn’t), or this coming Friday, either. I think I replied to everyone. Read the comments here, if you like doing that sort of thing. E poi, here’s […]
All the usual objections… / Disruption next two Fridays
Buondì. I’m going to keep this super-quick, as I’ve got a pile of medical stuff to deal with. That because, yesterday, I was summoned to meet a surgeon, who will graciously operate on a hernia that popped out of my groin in the middle of one night last spring, when I was lifting a thrashing […]
What to read in Italian / 3 Half-Price eBooks from 2016
Buondì. For the first time, almost in living memory, I had a relatively relaxing weekend. With the Spring Sale over, with no wild animals to wrangle, and with two-thirds of my adult kids off doing their own thing, there was, surprisingly, time. My wife went off to meet a friend, while I went for a […]
Buondì. I’ll keep this short, as we have Swedish guests coming this afternoon, which means a.) I have to do all the day’s work in the morning, and b.) I’m preparing something suitably ‘Italian’ for this evening’s meal. They are, after all, on holiday in il Bel Paese, so sausage, egg and chips would disappoint. […]
‘Disappointed’ club members, please read
Buondì. The Spring Sale is over, thank goodness, as it was a lot of work. Thanks to everyone who supported us with lesson or ebook purchases. So now we’re back to normal, right? Whatever normal is. Actually, what IS normal around here? There seems to be some confusion. If you’re reading this in an email rather […]
2023 Spring Sale Sale: Just a few hours left to save 20%!
There are just a few hours left of the 2023 Spring 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: Spring-Sale-2023 […]
2023 Spring Sale: the usual ‘best-sellers’ article!
Buondì. The 2023 Spring Sale ends on Monday next week, so I thought you might be interested in hearing what other club members have been spending their ‘learn Italian’ budgets on. Let’s begin with our top selling product – as usual it’s the ten-pack of online lesson credits and is always, always, always the most […]
2023 Spring Sale: Online Italian lesson dos and don’ts
Buondì. As we’re busy with the 2023 Spring Sale right now, here’s an article from our archive. I’ve been both an online teacher and a language learner, so can see things from both perspectives. Here, then, are a few tips for students who choose to include one-to-one online lessons in their language study programs. The […]
2023 Spring Sale Starts Today: 20% Off Everything!
Buondì. Today we have the start of the 2023 Spring Sale! Which means that everything at EasyReaders.org (ebooks) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (online lessons) can be had a fifth cheaper than usual. N.b. We separated ebooks/online lessons into two different ecommerce stores so that we’re able to focus on one or the other at different times, and […]