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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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24 March 2017

The A1 motorway just north of Naples is lined with seedy light industry with few signs of industriousness, and straggly retail parks more apt to make you accelerate away than stop and buy. But at this time of year it … Continue reading

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