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Juve its personal

Juventus is the nearly always dominant football club which because of its success,omniprescence,arrogance,scandal and history reminds this fan of Utd,Rangers and Chelsea. Utd because its scuccess means that all other fans hate it,Rangers because its shame(in match fixing) meant it … Continue reading

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Another Great Beauty

One of the great films. The Great Beauty.Italian style,beauty,cynicism, brio,operatic overload. To be watched many times. InĀ  five years of coming I have a few moments I could spice together. Driving from Todi to Orvieto is a winding and beautiful … Continue reading

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Perugia Airport

While waiting at Perugia airport, a dinky place which takes only a few planes aday,I spotted a waiting monk. Easy to identify with his rough cassock,knotted belt,open sandals and slightly overweight build. It turned out his was waiting for a … Continue reading

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To Be Or Not

Our Dutch friends Tillie and Wim are thinking of upping their six months a year in Umbria to full time. They love so much about the place and enjoy the anonymity which living in a foreign country gives. I have … Continue reading

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These are the Days

These are the days my friends,we hoped they would never end. Our dearest friends Nina and David have joined us at the Ripaioli villa. The day starts misty soon the heavy heat will fall. Somewhere in the valley the shooters … Continue reading

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Death in Umbria

In Putney our street gardening has produced a bumper crop of burgandy coloured sunflowers. They are coming to an end and we have beheaded a few for next year’s seeds. On our walk along the ridge behind Rapaioli we see … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit

Our first day in the villa in Rapaioli,south of Perugia north of Todi. Silence ,the rolling hills of Umbria,the hill top towns. Ubi bene,ibi patria. But what creatures of habit we are. Married to the same person for forty years.The … Continue reading

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