Monthly Archives: May 2014

Meteo Mike

So May draws to a close  and it finishes as it started with cold and rain. Like April before it the month has been colder than normal and with less sunshine. Indeed the mean temperature for May is just 15C … Continue reading

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Few Tourists Come South

Beppe Severgnini is a columnist at Corriere della Sera and the author of “La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind.”. He did an article the other day that asked why no tourists come south and filled it … Continue reading

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Save our Olives

So Nigel Farage and Beppe Grillo  meet today in Brussels after Beppe had had a good meeting on the plane flying North with the leader of Liga Nord that rather strange party that want part of Northern Italy ( the … Continue reading

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Ah Shucks

Those spoil sports at John Hopkins University School of Medicine ruined my day today. They have been running research over a 9 year period  in Tuscany monitoring 783 Italian men and women 65 years or older to see if their … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

I misread the comments from my post on Saturday and thought they were a bit of a spoof. I thought I was being asked to name all the beaches in that video by Larry and Robin but now think that … Continue reading

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EU Election Euphoria

Well at least for Wheel of Fortune Renzi that it is. For the rest they found themselves also rans and flops. As so often with Italy, as the rest of Europe apart from Germany moved into anti EU mode, the … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fragrant Flowers

The wet April and May with temperatures well below average ( May mean temp this year 13C v last year 17C and the year before 19C ) has had a couple of benefits. Firstly the grass in the fields that … Continue reading

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