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3 November 2016

   The solar-heated water coming out of our taps is as hot as in summer. In the last few days we’ve had the biggest 24-hour rainfall since I began counting, and the peripheral ripples of Italy’s biggest earthquake since 1980. … Continue reading

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24 September 2016

  No chimney sweep is just a chimney sweep, my chimney sweep told me when I asked him why on earth he was in the earthquake zone ten days ago when I tried to get him here. Marco, it turns … Continue reading

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31 August 2016

  31 August 2016 I generally cite the energy company Enel as a shining beacon of counter-intuitive Italian efficiency. They were heroic in the great snow of 2012. And the tale of the keen, jolly bloke who turned up ten … Continue reading

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