Tag Archives: Umbria

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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29 May 2017

I’ve got August grass. Until last week it was green and fairly lush. But it’s now four weeks since we had even a drop of rain and my thick crop of well tended spring green stuff (you can’t really call … Continue reading

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6 March 2017

Last week our cleaning lady arrived looking very flustered. “I didn’t think I was going to get here,” she said. “There’s a car blocking the lane. I only just managed to squeeze around it.” We had come home about 7pm … Continue reading

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10 December 2016

  Last week I patiently – perhaps even condescendingly – talked a client in Positano through the absolutely necessity of striving to see beyond things as they’ve always been in order to embrace things which are new, other and better. It’s … Continue reading

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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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