And after a chance conversation which included India, vegetarianism and a lot more I asked Sandra to write for the blog.
What will make them just a little different is that the stories will appear as two posts on the same day, one in Italian and a second in English allowing you to choose which you want to read.
So there you have it, a little bit of Italy and something of India and who knows where they will lead.
It could lead to a whole new section on the blog devoted to Italy and its history and its people.
We shall see.
Pictures; from the collection of Andrew Simpson