Learning Italian

Ciao bello! I love learning a new language but like so many others just can’t give it the time and dedication it needs to imbed in my mind.

I’ve been trying to learn Spanish since I was a little girl. I spent up to 6 weeks in Spain every Summer for around 10 years and if I stayed out there long enough again, I’m sure the language would come back to me.

My husband has been learning Spanish on Duolingo for almost a year and absolutely loves it. He’s picked up the basics really quickly and is now on to more advanced learning. I downloaded the app to my iPhone to join in on the fun of learning Spanish again but felt that actually it would be lovely to explore a new language and then chose Italian!

Duolingo is a fantastic app that allows you to learn a new language at your own pace. If you have a competitive spirit, the ‘streak’ that counts how many days you have consecutively practiced the language is especially great! I really love that the app is so convenient when out and about every day but that you can also log in on their site at a computer and complete a daily practice there too.

I’ve been to Italy a few times already; visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. It’s an amazing place full of beautiful and dark history. I would love to visit again next year so I can put all I have learnt in to practice.

They say Italian is the most romantic language in the world and now I know why. This is my favourite quote:

Il dolce far niente – The sweetness of doing nothing

Katie ❀

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5 Places I Would Love To Visit


The Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii’s magnificent landscapes and culture speaks for itself. My favourite TV show is Lost and I always envisioned I would visit Hawaii someday but to imagine myself on one of these islands seems to feel more like a dream and never a potential reality.

Yosemite
The beautiful cliff faces, waterfalls, rivers, sunsets… Yosemite has it all. I would give anything to walk amongst the trees that Ansel Adams used to sit under and capture his incredible photography. It seems like such a special place to me and one day I hope to visit.

New Zealand
I really love my landscapes (as you can probably tell by now) and New Zealand is top of my list for a trip one day. The photos I see of this country are breathtaking and I’d love to be able to explore the Lord of the Rings locations.

Iceland
This place just seems other-worldly to me. It’s no wonder movies use Iceland to portray a apocalyptic world. It’s so haunting, mysterious and barren that people always ask me why I would want to go there. The answer is because there’s no other place like it on Earth.

Lake Como
A beautiful place in Italy that I am dying to visit someday! I mean just look at that view… it speaks for itself. Simply perfect.

What a completely beautiful world we live in. It was so nice to take this time out and look for gorgeous photos of places I would love to visit someday. All I see in the news is hatred and destruction but this life doesn’t have to be like that. The world is perfectly imperfect and it’s our job to protect it from ourselves.

Katie ❀

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