Vlog | Mini Life Update & Get To Know Me (30 Questions)

It’s been ages since I’ve posted a vlog on YouTube. Today, I decided to change that. 🙂

Vlog | Rome Off the Beaten Path: The Conca d’Oro Flea Market (Il Mercatino Conca d’Oro)

Conca d'Oro Market (Photo by D. Blake)

Conca d’Oro Market (Photo by D. Blake)

I took some time out last week to visit the Conca d’Oro Market. It is wonderfully organized and there are many interesting items to be found at low cost, everything from food to cleaning products.  Take a look at the video to see what else is on offer. And if you happen to be in Rome, why not take a quick trip on the metro line B to Conca d’Oro to visit the Market.

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, from 9am to 8pm

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Vlogger: Zipporah G teaches how to make Indonesian Jamu Juice (www.shedoesliving.com)

We’ve been having extremely rainy days in Rome lately. The sky is grey, everything is wet, and I feel permanently cold. As a result of all this, I’ve found myself under the weather more often than not.  In other words, it’s winter. So, I’ve been on the hunt for natural ways to improve my immune system.

 

Zipporah G. Image from www.shedoesliving.com. Click to visit.

Zipporah G. Image from http://www.shedoesliving.com. Click to visit.

The other day I stumbled upon YouTube travel vlogger Zipporah G, a Londoner who is now living in Bangkok. She also has a blog: http://www.shedoesliving.com (and you can find her on twitter and Instagram @shedoesliving).

Beyond the awesome footage that she shares about her travels, she also focuses on healthy foods, and provides recipes.  The video below is just one of those recipes that can give you a big pick me up when you are feeling down.  It’s yummy!

Thanks, Zipporah!

Vlog| Travel & Fibromyalgia in Italy: What I Learned Moving to Rome.

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Travel and fibromyalgia–from everything I heard and knew before I moved to Italy, travelling was something that I probably wouldn’t be doing a lot of because of the potential negative impact it could have on my body.

Still, I decided to do it. 😉

In these videos, I talk about my decision to move to Italy, how I prepared and what I have experienced while living in Rome and dealing with my fibromyalgia symptoms.

Thank you for watching! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 🙂

Until Tomorrow?

D.

Part 1: Why I did it | How I did it.

Part 2: What I Learned | What I suggest.

Vlog & FMS | Funny ‘Ish’ People Say If You Have Fibromyalgia (“You Don’t Look Ill”)

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Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of interesting comments about fibromyalgia, whether directed at me or at others. Just for fun, I decided to put together a little video sketch about these experiences.

If you have fibromyalgia, then I hope you will connect with this video and have little laugh about our shared experiences.

If you don’t have fibromyalgia…then one of these character might be you. 😉

Enjoy!

Travel | Garbatella (Rome)…Even Gandhi Had to Visit!

New Cover Art for  YouTube. Click to Visit Vlog: Rome Off the Beaten Path.

New Cover Art for YouTube. Click to Visit Vlog: Rome Off the Beaten Path.

I have a newfound respect for vloggers…actually, for anyone who films and edits anything.  Yes, indeedy, I do.  Windows Movie Maker and YouTube Video Manager have occupied my soul for the past 72 hours.  Although filming is fun, to be frank, it takes a whole lot of balls to pick up a camera, head outside and record yourself. 😉

Below is a playlist of videos on Garbatella, a neighbourhood that was developed just before the rise of Fascism and was later taken over by the Fascists who relocated people (many communists) they evicted from the historic center.

I welcome you to watch, and hope you will like them.  Feel free to  offer suggestions.  Places you’d like to see, subjects you’d like discussed, etc.

Also…

Thank You So Very Much For Being There Even When I am Not Here!