Category Archives: Blogging

Sparks of hope

Sparks of hope, but thank goodness the neighborhood’s cautious. There are definitely more people around, also some kids, strollers and joggers. The two bars (=coffee shops) have sort of opened, in the sense their entrances are barred by a table, … Continue reading

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Almost there …

Weather’s glorious today, and we’re still all cooped in. It’s Sunday so no excuses to go out today, supermarkets big and small are closed, as well as tobacconist’s – though I really don’t understand why tobacconists are allowed to open … Continue reading

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Coronavirus in Rome

Looks like people have finally started realizing just how serious the situation is, the numbers of people who’ve caught the coronavirus are rather horrifying. We’re not allowed to leave our cities or towns at this point, yet people are still … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS IN ROME

Weather’s great, at least that, because everything else is out of kilter. The news from the north has been on TV non-stop for a couple of weeks now, with ghostly pictures of Milan, Brescia, Venice et al, but we somehow … Continue reading

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To blog or not to blog…

Apart from a couple of posts, I stopped writing here at the end of last summer. I believe in positive thinking, and when things go pear-shaped the only way to go is humour. But finding things funny when they’ve got into … Continue reading

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Snowbound in Rome

There were pleasant whiffs of mountain air for the last few days… … and we finally woke up this morning to a snow-covered city, with blurry snowflakes that kept falling till about 10 am. Beautiful scenery, except that Rome is … Continue reading

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Water rationing in Rome?

Back in Rome. The heat’s bearable, after weeks of tropical mugginess when most daytime hours could only be spent indoors. Many Romans are still on summer holidays, a godsend in terms of traffic and parking, but it won’t last long. … Continue reading

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Terracina’s long beach

When you go out-of-town on a job, you normally don’t pay much attention to whatever city or town you’re in. It’s in and out. But last week I had a couple of days of work in a seaside town I’d … Continue reading

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Cold snap in Rome

It looked like a warm early spring and most Romans have put away their winter clothes. Yet now we have a cold snap, and many are looking pale, chilled and unhappy. But Roman “cold” is rather relative. Cold snaps I … Continue reading

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Football, fountains and blossoms

Rome tends to chaos, but it’s beautiful. Early spring has sneaked up on us overnight this year, and the trees aligned along many streets in the city are in full white, pink and fuscsia bloom. Footbal is very much part … Continue reading

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