Tue, Jun 6, 2023

Manuela Miniutti

Born and raised in South Africa, Manuela worked in public relations & marketing before moving into the publishing industry where she made her career. At the infamous Radium Beer Hall in Orange Grove, she met, and later married, an Italo-Natalian electronic engineer. They moved to the Netherlands and produced two perfect little people Katia & Max before moving to the scenic region of Friuli in the north-eastern corner of Italy, the place of origin of their respective parents. She does freelance work to keep the grey matter active and is currently working on her approach to the upcoming half-century milestone whilst raising her two pre-pubescent children, her biggest challenge to date.

the world cup

So here we are on the eve of what is probably the greatest sporting event in the world and more to the point almost...

Practice what you preach, indeed!

My son Max recently had his 1st Communion so I've been going to church, something I don't usually do other than when someone gets...

Yu wanna spika de Itanglese wit me?

Apparently, more and more Italians are making use of Itanglese, a linguistic phenomenon which sees English words being used as a part of the...

Ordering Coffee in Italy

When it comes to coffee, the older generation of Italians are purists. None of those Starbucks flavoured coffees for them. The traditional Italian coffee...

best behaviour

We were celebrating a birthday with friends over the weekend when the conversation turned to our impending old age and retirement home choices. Yes...

On my Bike

It's already February and I haven't done half the things I wanted to get started on in the new year, including blogging for sapeople...

It ain’t over till the old hag’s delivered!

They call it the silly season and it don't get much sillier than here in Italy. It all starts on 6 December with San...

Out with the Old, in with the New

"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.  Take up one hole more in the...

Non White Christmas

I know that its the week before Christmas and that I should be blogging about shopping, panettone and peace and goodwill on earth but...