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Sicily Scene · 8h ago

DOMENICA MUSICALE

Haven't we all been there?Samuel - Vedrai
Sicily Scene · 1d ago

QUIZ: SICILIAN PROVERBS - 22

A little light relief is needed and it's ages since we had a proverbs quiz, so why not have a go at matching these seasonal proverbs in dialect to their meanings?1.  Marzu, mi rifaccio.2.  M...
Sicily Scene · 2d ago

SPRING TIDES, 2017

A mere 36 hours have passed since the events that shocked the world happened in my country and already, as if their situation were not bad enough, migrants are being blamed in some quarters....
Sicily Scene · 1w ago

DOMENICA MUSICALE

I knew of this Eros song, but not that he had sung it with Pavarotti. When I heard it on the radio last week, I was moved to tears:Eros Ramazzotti e Luciano Pavarotti - Se bastase una canzon...
Sicily Scene · 1W ago

A CIVILISED STOP

A civilised stop as Bertie and I were on our walk the other day. I didn't ask for such a big slice, honestly, but it would have been churlish to refuse it once it was served, wouldn't it? An...
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

DOMENICA MUSICALE

Nice to see this collaboration between Tiziano Ferro and Catania's Carmen Consoli. No. 12 in the Italian singles chart this week:Tiziano Ferro e Carmen Consoli - Il conforto
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

MIMOSA AND MOTIVATION

Mimosa blossom is very much the order of the day for the festa della donna [International Women's Day] so it was nice to be presented with a sprig of it with my Sicilian orange juice in the ...
Sicily Scene · 2W ago

A POET, A POPE AND A PLATE

It was with great pleasure that I participated, on Saturday, in the launch of Modican poet Antonio Lonardo's 40th anniversary collection, Alla ricerca dell'Oreb, which I had translated.Befor...
Sicily Scene · 3W ago

DOMENICA MUSICALE

Asked to talk about the process of translation last night at the launch of Antonio Lonardo's poetry collection, Alla ricerca dell'Oreb, which I have translated, I quoted some lines from this...
Sicily Scene · 3W ago

HAPPY ST DAVID'S DAY 2017

It's St David's Day and naturally, there have to be Welshcakes:A girl also has to have St David's Day nails:And there has to be this:Only Men Aloud - Hen Wlad Fy NhadauTo the Welsh everywher...