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Smoky autumn soup

Posted on November 4, 2015

My autumn has been beautiful and difficult. After another house move, I’ve found it hard to settle in and feel at home in my new house. As I sit here in my dining room, next to a big window facing the back garden, I feel like a guest. Almost as if I was staying with friends, for a while. Of all my house moves (all eight of them), this has been the most painful. Leaving my previous house, the one that started out as a home, then turned into an uneasy, temporary-yet-dragged out living arrangement, came with a lot of complications, emotional, practical and economical. Emotional ones most of all, though. As soon as the house move was done, the last of the boxes…

FC&G in trasferta: badrijani nigzvit

Posted on September 6, 2015

Sometime in early 2008, my sister (my beloved, older and only sister) announced that she’s be moving to Georgia for 6 months to work for an NGO. Georgia the Country, not Georgia the US State. I’m not particularly proud to say that up until that point, I’d never heard of the place, although I’m hoping that admitting this will shed more light on the lack of international prominence of this small land wedged between Europe and Asia, rather than the state of my geographical knowledge (which, incidentally, I always found to be good above average). Anyway, my sister was studying international cooperation and development in Brussels at the time, and a semester on a work experience abroad was part of the curriculum, so it…