Monthly Archives: July 2014

Colpo D’Aria ( Punch of Air)

There are times when you realise you are living in a different country by being here in Italy. This morning was one of those times. The Messaggero  a large national paper here had a piece on the front page about … Continue reading

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Huge Crowds at Grassano

It’s a small world really isn’t it. I asked my Italian teacher Stefania if she had a nice weekend as part of my conversation lesson. Yes she replied I went to my mother’s birthplace Grassano for lunch with her on … Continue reading

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Un Bel Casino

A fine mess. Not a great week for our leader Matteo Renzi. In March he spoke to the Senate and said that he would not be back as he was going to reform them away. Well he has now found … Continue reading

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English, La Lingua dell’ Europa

This month sees thousands of Italian 17/18 year olds packing bags and saying farewell to their parents as they head off to the UK. They travel by plane,train,or car and end up either in a university town like Oxford, York … Continue reading

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Alla Spiaggia

To the beach ! July 2nd was the last time we went. Since then we have had cloud and rain but  the forecaster promised a “un po’ di bel tempo ” “a bit of summer” and so we took a … Continue reading

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Paestum

I popped into Villa Castelli today to visit  the barber’s for an haircut. The place was busy and the locals were chatting away about the most important subject of the day. It wasn’t the reforms of Renzi that interested them … Continue reading

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Meteo Peggiore

Weather worse Rain till August is the latest forecast . We drove to Paestum yesterday afternoon and arrived there at 6 p.m. . I had booked an el cheapo hotel on line as it was high season. Most hotels were … Continue reading

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