Tag Archives: Città della Pieve

10 December 2017

Bleugh. I think this is the first time this season when I’ve looked out of the window and thought “what a miserable thing winter is.” (Yes yes I know: technically it’s still autumn, but you know what I mean.) A … Continue reading

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26 November 2017

Once again yesterday our field was full of men in hi-vis jackets carrying lethal weapons. Generally I treat them all with disdain, accosting the bored out-liers staring enviously towards the wild-boary activity down in the trees, telling them – with … Continue reading

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7 September 2017

I had my fireman-chimney sweep back this week, not so much because our crazy summer weather has ended (it has, kind of) but because that’s what I do once L has gone off to the Venice film fest and isn’t around to … Continue reading

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24 June 2017

There has been a population explosion in CdP. The town is packed with howling bundles of overheated misery being pushed about by proud nonne (grandmas) – the mamme I presume taking advantage of captive child-minders to stay in cool interiors. … Continue reading

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2 November 2015

There’s huge excitement in CdP. At first it was all a secret: someone’s plough had hit something hard and, lo and behold!, a hole had opened up and there was an Etruscan tomb down there. Briefly, no one would say where. … Continue reading

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