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29 November 2019

It’s the penultimate day of November and my rainfall total for the month is 299mm. That’s the biggest monthly accumulation ever recorded by me. Which isn’t really saying hugely much because I only bothered to start adding up the monthly … Continue reading

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1 November 2019

Late yesterday evening L went down into the valley to rent a car. He’s off to Positano for work, and I need ours. “But this driving license ran out in August,” says the Avis man, “I can’t rent you a … Continue reading

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16 October 2019

It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that the answer to a newspaper headline that ends in a question mark is almost always “no”. This holds especially true in the very small local press. This headline is a case in … Continue reading

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2 September 2019

My endless procrastinatory musing this afternoon has been about horseflies. Gadflies. March flies. Cleggs (who knew?). There’s a point just after you take the final fork into our lane – up above Mario’s house – where, from early August onwards, clouds of … Continue reading

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13 August 2019

Today is textbook torrid. Gloomy. Airless. Leaden. Even when things stir a little, what’s moving oozes so much heat that you wish it wouldn’t. It reminds me of when northern visitors (none this summer so far) come to stay in … Continue reading

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