Cherries before Easter

Liqueur chocolates with cherries in them! I could scarcely believe my eyes. There, on the shelf between the light bulbs and bread rolls in the little shop servicing part of the village, were the Italian chocolates with liqueur inside – and a real, whole cherry. Even more remarkable, this packet of delights cost only €1.10.... Continue Reading →

A bowl of cherries

Or, in my case, as I write, a bowl of dried figs, removed from the freezer and cut in half to facilitate chomping. I am definitely a proponent of the "no crumbs in my keyboard" philosophy which fellow translator Emma Goldsmith introduced in the recent video discussion while being interviewed by fellow translator and agency... Continue Reading →

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