It’s Sunday and time to introduce you all to another one of my favorite reads in the Italian blogosphere. We’re still down in Sicily, which is a part of Italy I’m eager to explore some day. In the meantime, I love learning about life in Sicily and its customs, traditions, food and beautiful landscape. One of the blogs that covers all these things is Sicily Scene – “Sicilian life, good and bad, as seen by ‘Welshcakes Limoncello’, a British woman who emigrated to the island in 2005. You’ll find some recipes here, too.”  Let me introduce you to Pat Eggleton, aka Welshcakes Limoncello, who blogs from the beautiful town of Modica in southeastern Sicily where she works as a writer, language teacher and linguist. Here’s Pat with her impossibly cute dog Simi:


Pat and Simi


Simi the Sicilian Dog

Simone the Sicilian Dog


Many of you might have noticed Pat has recently started writing articles on the Italy Magazine website. I love her insight and sense of humor! Many congrats to Pat for her new column on Italy Magazine called Patti Chiari. Head on over there to read her story about a lifelong love of Italy and her adventurous move from Wales to Sicily with Simi and 6,000 books. This is a woman after my own heart!


Stop by Sicily Scene  or Italy Magazine to say “ciao” to Pat. Or visit her on Twitter (@Modicana) to get the latest tweets from Modica. Tante grazie Pat & Simi for introducing us to life in Modica, Sicily!


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  • Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish

    Thanks for highlighting another great Sicilian blog!

    December 20, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Wooohooo Its my friend Pat 🙂 great shout Laura, so great for Pat that she has started writing for Italy Magazine, talking of which, it is a great shame that we cannot buy it anymore, only read on line, I used to love buying this.

    Take Care Anne

    December 20, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Yes I have seen her blog. The feel of Sicily she gives, so nice! Love that dog!!

    December 20, 2009
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    Thank you, Laura. Simi is delighted to see herself here and I can't believe all those nice things you said were about my blog! Grazie e Buon Natale!

    December 20, 2009
  • Welshcakes Limoncello

    Thank you Dim Sum, Anne and Chef Chuck too!

    December 20, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish! You are very welcome. Everyone should head over to enjoy your blog as well!

    Ciao Anne! Yes, I love reading Pat's articles and columnn on Italy Magazine. That magazine was outrageously expensive in America, so I would just drool over it at the bookstore. 🙂

    Ciao Chuck! Simi is super cute!

    Ciao Pat! Happy to make you smile! Give Simi a few pets from me. Look forward to following Sicily Scene in 2010!

    January 4, 2010

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