Saturday, 29 January 2011

Dolce Far Niente

Before I start can I just express my love for the Italians.

I love everything about Italy and the people, from the amazing food, the wonderful aarchitecture, the friendly people and the beautiful language.

But what I love most is the way of life in Italy.

But I don’t live in Italy, and I wont until I learn Italian and finish school, but I am living by the Italians and most importanly one phrase:

Dolce Far Niente

Basic translation: The sweetness of nothing.

Translation to life:


During the past few weeks I have not had a day to my self and because of this I can’t foucus on anything.

And I mean ANYTHING!

So I am burned out (as the Americans call it) so I will live by the Italian I will enjoy life and not work so hard I have no time to think about anything.

So one more motto for the next few weeks!

Dolce Far Niente! Ciao!

Sunday, 2 January 2011


And so those who know me very well would know that I dabble in song writing, this fact about me I don't tend to display as what I write isn't a song more a poem to music, and not very long poems at that.

But I am expressing this part of my life on the internet because it is somewhat relevant to what I am doing, or try to do at the moment.

I am simply trying to write a song about me and my life. Not the boring then I went to school and did some homework, slumped in front of the television and then went to sleep type life but what my life has been like.

I have thought throughout my entire life that song was the best way to express yourself. Songs can lift or alter your mood.

When I feel upset Take That’s ‘Shine’ can always lift my mood. When I feel like an outcast Amy Stud’s ‘Misfit’ helps me remember that it’s ok to be a misfit. And when I feel like dancing around like a lunatic Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’ always provides the right soundtrack for that.

So I want to express myself through a song.

But I don’t know how to start. I have the idea of what I would like the song to be about but I can’t get going.

My dear Siegfried Sassoon said that you should not wait around for the great muse of inspiration to hit you, you have to work for your poetry like a military drill.

So when I have a spare few hours I will try to write the song and hopefully the idea for the song and the whole theme of that unit will come out of the song.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

And so a New Year

And a new year has been brought on us.

A new time, a new life, a fresh start.

So a new time I could vow to be a better person, or to go running everyday, or make sure that I read more or something like that, but this new year I wont vow to do things like that.

My main goal is not to regret doing anything this year, if an opportunity comes my way I will try to take it.

Someone ask me to eat sushi, fine I will.

Someone asks me to go rock climbing, fine I will.

Someone asks me to do anything new or even remotely exciting, I will.

(but perhaps not skydiving)

New moto for this year: Why the hell not?!