Monthly Archives: July 2014

Demand increases for English Conversation!

Every time I go to Italy I meet people who, on discovering I’m English but live there for part of the year, want to have English conversation lessons. This is very flattering, and I enjoy it, but I now need … Continue reading

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An unfair competition

I’ve just entered a travel writing competition run by the Daily Telegraph. It has some wonderful prizes, but the whole set up seems rather unfair, because once the piece has been approved, as mine already has, it then has to … Continue reading

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Two boys in Italy

Entertaining two energetic boys for a week in my small flat presents a challenge, especially when the weather is a bit changeable. Luckily, because of thermal pools, it’s rather pleasant swimming in the rain, and anyway the temperature is still … Continue reading

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Why the Silver Snail?

When I began this blog and gave it this title, I said that some time I’d explain. The Silver Snail is the rather scornful name given to my car by my grandchildren on the basis that it is driven very … Continue reading

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A Sociological Safari

What could be better on an overcast July day than to go off to that great Mecca for fish and chips, Coleman’s in South Shields? They do what they call an OAPS’ special and it’s amazing value, as well asĀ fun. … Continue reading

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