Tag Archives: Positano

29 June 2020

When I was opening the back door shutters the other morning, I felt something wriggle then slither out from under my foot. It was a lizard, one of those dazzling emerald green ones which in Italian is called a ramarro … Continue reading

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20 September 2019

We’ve been on the Amalfi Coast, and it was wonderful. I was long overdue for a change of register from green to blue. The crowds took me aback. I’m rarely in that neck of the woods other than way out … Continue reading

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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 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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12 February 2017

  I’m aching. How can I be so sore? This is what comes of closing your eyes to your garden for months. I’d been gripped by sloth, sticking far too closely to my adage that there’s nothing that really needs … Continue reading

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