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26 July 2017

A few days ago the CdP town council turned the water off at night – or at least they said they were going to: I didn’t notice any difference. This last happened in 2001 and 2002, the dry, dry years … 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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12 June 2017

Dear Mr Porcupine who has been devastating my garden since early spring, digging up all my bulbs with particular attention to the iris, in recognition of your sterling work over the last couple of nights, I would like to rescind … Continue reading

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22 April 2017

When you’re basking in the most wondrous spring warmth imaginable, and have been for weeks, it’s hard to say whether you feel more shocked or more hard done by when suddenly temps plummet into single figures for a few days. … Continue reading

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7 April 2017

We’ve been in Venice, partly to check out the rather delightful new Casa Flora rental apartment, and partly to check out what Damien Hirst has been up to for the past ten years. The former was a pleasure: a designy … Continue reading

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