Monthly Archives: November 2013

20th November: Preparing for a weekend of chocolate

This weekend I’m going to eat so much chocolate that I’m going to be on a sugar high for half a week afterwards. I do have a legitimate reason for this as the Chocolate and Co trade show is happening in La Spezia, a chocolate festival organised by Confartigianato, so i can merrily eat my own body weight in chocolate and know that I’m doing it all in the name of supporting local businesses… honest I am.

There will be hundreds of different stalls run by independent choclatiers showcasing a huge range of chocolates as well as teaching techniques to incorporate chocolate into savory food. There will also be workshops for children throughout both days and a special ‘Sweet Christmas Village’ market. All this and free samples. Lots of free samples.


8th November: In Which I Prepare For Some Improvised Theater

This week in mad things that my friends make me go along to is ‘Improbook’ an improvised performance by Mirpo at Arci Origami in La Spezia.

Mirpo have a reputation for madcap theatrical adventures, where the audience can often be thrown into the production. ‘Improbook’ is billed as being “a show of improvisational theater where actors will extricate the pages of famous novels, meet, and overwhelm the characters they contain, revolutionizing their lives within the pages written!”

With all this in mind, I am increasingly glad that tonight’s production is taking place in  a bar…