Happy International Women’s Day

Posted by on 3.8.23 in Celebrations

A Mimosa plant and a blue sky in the background
Photo by Stefano Giliberti on Unsplash

In Italy it is tradition to give Mimosa flowers to women on International Women’s day. The plant blooms at this time of year with bright and scented flowers. The Mimosa is associated to strength and femininity and it was originally declared “pianta delle donne” in 1946 when the UDI (Unione Donne Italiane) was looking for […]

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Can You Just…

Posted by on 2.21.23 in Random

A busy coffee shop
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

There’s a word that antagonises me, probably more than it should and that is the word “just”. I hear it in different contexts, but each time it makes me think that the person using it is making light of the request they are making. At work I hear “Paolo, couldn’t we just do this?”, in […]

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