Top 12 expat comebacks to say to someone if they ask: Are you pregnant?

I’m part of an élite group. It’s a place where I hang-out and shout my beefs and joys about living in Italy. It’s also a place where I’ve virtually met, and been inspired by expats who have, or are living in Italy.

This wonderful group has helped me see the ways of a country which has been in turmoil since Fred Flintstone helped build Bedrock. The name of this fabulous group is:

Italian Reflections – The social group for expats’ reflections of life here in Italy…

Today I posted a question, or rather a statement about what has happened to me since I moved here in 2008:


Within the span of two days the following verbal garbage spilled from the mouths of locals:

  1. You’re skinny, you can squeeze between the two cars.
  2. When I look at you by your profile you look pregnant. Are you pregnant?

This happens often, too frequent for my liking so I took to my super élite group of expats in Italy to see if this is happening elsewhere. And guess what? It is!

Shocking I know, and sad at the same time.

We brainstormed until the rain came (well, on the mainland anyway, here in Sardinia it seems to only thunder, without the rain) and this is what we’ve come up with:

Top 12 expat comebacks to say to someone if they ask: Are you pregnant?

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I’d like to thank the wonderful expats from Italian Reflections who put a smile on my face … daily.

Are you an expat? Do the locals ever say anything of the like to you?

Travel Theme: Multiples

This is an un-edited photo for the weekly photo challenge by Ailsa over at Where’s my backpack.

Sardinia is a stunning island in the Mediterranean but at times, her blue sky is filled with chemtrails or contrails. I lean towards chemtrails as these do not dissipate in time, instead they grow wider and wider eventually changing a beautiful blue sky cloudy. It’s such a shame.

Chemtrails in the Sardinian Sky by Jennifer Avventura 2013

To read an earlier post on chemtrails click here.

What’s your take on this conspiracy? Are they chemical trails or contrails?

While you’re at it – I’m the author of a new blog; my life as taken me oversea’s to a new exotic location! Please follow me over at My Caymanian Life and see what all the fuss is in the Caribbean.

Top 5 Things I Love About Living in Italy

Cathy from An Italophile emailed me to take part in her popular expat series featuring expats, who now call Italy home. Thank you Cathy for asking me take part in this great series. I look forward to reading more stories from expats in Italy.

When you’re finished reading this awesome post why don’t you head on over to Cathy’s blog to discover more about Italy. You can find the links at the top and bottom of this post.

She wrote with just one question:

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Sardinian Local Experts Award

Sardinian Local Experts Award

Sardinia Local Expert - CharmingItaly Blog Award

A HUGE thank you to the folks over at Charming Italy who have nominated My Sardinian Life for the Local Experts Award in Sardinia.

“The Local Experts Award was established as a way for potential visitors to Italy, Sardinia, Puglia and Sicily to get an understanding of what to expect and ultimately what to look forward when visiting the mediterranean.

It’s a huge honour to be among some of the best bloggers (on Sardinia) in the industry. Grazie mille!

Charming Italy’s enthusiastic effort in creating this award, has led me to a number of new blogs on Sardinia, which I am currently exploring. Here’s two:

Sipping Sardinia – An awesome expat blog from a Polish woman who lives in Nuoro, Sardinia.
Wandering Sardinia – This blog is written in Italian and English. I hope to make that jump one day!

Why don’t you head over to Charming Italy now and see what all the fuss is about.

One million thank you’s!

Jennifer Avventura is an Expat in Italy

I just want to give a shout out to the folks over at Expats in Italy. Their website is truly the bomb. The people over at Expats, I must say so myself, are super nice. They added me to their list of blogs, and all I had to do was ask. Easy. Thanks Expats in Italy.

If you’re looking to be an expat in Italy, I suggest you click the links provided. You will find the best, most current up-to-date information on Expats in Italy. Visa information, moving advice, politics, forums, shiny-happy people, Italy’s best recipes, living in Italy, what to expect … and so much more! What are you waiting for, click.

You can find me on the forums at Expats in Italy as Sarda.