I guess forming sentimental attachments to things is a common experience, which sometimes tips over into hoarding. I like to think that I am not a hoarder, although I certainly have a house full of objects, I no longer need. For instance, there is a shelf full of videos no longer playable, without the purchase of a VCR machine. I keep these videos to remind me of the enjoyment displayed by my young son, when watching them some thirty years ago! I also have a CD player and CD collection, which I rarely play, as it is so easy to find anything I want to listen to, with a click on a post on you tube.
I hang on to a children’s Play Stove, because it reminds me of visits from overseas by my grandsons, when they were under five years old. I used to place it in a corner of the sitting room, stacked with tins of toy groceries and equipped with pencils and paper, which they used as a play shop. I originally rescued this Play Stove, which was in good condition, from our communal waste collection bin. The original owners clearly had no sentimental attachment, that prevented them from discarding it.
My most dubious object for retention is an increasingly broken-down blue sofa, which is still serviceable – just! It continues to get constant use, when really it should be semi- retired. A couple of years ago there was a family discussion, when it was suggested that I replace it with a sofa that was filled with air, inflated with a pump. This was duly bought, although I defiantly kept the blue sofa (it is my house and my sofa after all!) resisting plans casually mentioned to break it up! Fortunately, I did so, as the air-filled sofa soon sprang a leak and started to deflate. The blue sofa still stands in my sitting room, sagging somewhat but triumphant.
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Can we agree that people hate losing things?
Here where you can find the best pizzas in the world
50 Top Pizza , the most important sector guide has decided to confer an ad hoc prize to the chains of artisanal pizzerias , the Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award . 20 the brands present in the first edition of this special ranking with at least 5 locations.
The winner is the brand Da Michele , historic Neapolitan sign that counts well 19 sites
around the world, 8 in Italy and the remaining located in Britain, Spain, Germany, USA, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Japan. In second position another high-sounding name of the Neapolitan school, that of Sorbillo , which includes several stores throughout the peninsula, in addition to those in New York, Miami and Tokyo . Third, which arouses a great surprise, is the French Big Mamma Group , with numerous restaurants in France, in London and Madrid.
So far it has two sites in Britain and both are in London (Soho and Baker Street) that were opened a few years ago and have been well received.
Immortalized in the film Eat, pray, love , with Julia Roberts, the pizzeria Da Michele is a must-see if you go to Naples. Michele opened his first pizzeria in 1906 in the current headquarters of the Ascalesi Hospital, whose construction forced the pizzeria to move. In 1930 the pizzeria is moved to its current location in Via Cesare Sersale, often described by experts and journalists as “the sacred temple of pizza”.
Here is the best ten pizzeria chains in the world:
Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award :
1 Da Michele – Italy, Britain, Spain, Germany, USA, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Japan
2 Sorbillo – Italy and World
3 Big Mamma Group – France and UK
4 Berberè – Italy and Europe
5 Pizza Pilgrims – UK
6 Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana – USA
7 Bráz – Brazil
8 400 Degrees – Australia – USA
9 Peppina – Asia
10 Grosso Napoletano – Spain
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