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Category Archives: Humour
“Fare il ponte” – to make the bridge – is the traditional lengthening of a holiday by taking a day (or two) off to link a holiday to a weekend. At the start of any New Year, most Italians will … Continue reading
A sense of humour is very much part of the basic desirable traits in Anglo-Saxon cultures. The ability to laugh about situations, people – oneself and others – to make light of problems that would otherwise become hard to deal … Continue reading
I’ve been avoiding writing about Rome because I can’t think of anything really positive to write about it these days, except the weather. That is, the weather as a yearly statistical average (one of the best in Europe). Not … Continue reading
Visiting places is never like actually living there, by definition you’re on holiday. You don’t have to deal with real life, which for most people involves dragging yourself from bed to breakfast to commute to traffic jams and everything … Continue reading
The space salad news came out a fortnight ago, and I’ll skip all the scientific details you can read about on their official website*. If you missed it, NASA got astronauts to grow their own romaine lettuce aboard the … Continue reading