Monthly Archives: December 2011

Please Don’t Take a Cruise to Venice

Just written a note to the Sunday Telegraph (“disgusted Newcastle” doesn’t have the same authentic ring about it as Tunbridge Wells) about the possibility of banning those floating blocks of flats called cruise ships from docking in Venice.For a start … Continue reading

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English Conversation in the Library

Every Wednesday evening except in summer, an odd assortment of people meets in the local library for  English conversation. Because Italian time is elastic, I always say we’ll meet at 8.45, but that’s because officially it starts at 9pm. Despite … Continue reading

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