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So far Anna has created 118 blog entries.

The Bee in my Bonnet

I've been cursing the turn of the month and the annual arrival of bees up the nose which are a fair indication that the start of a winter cold is upon me. Those bees [...]

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2020-12-15T11:13:54+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Stories|


The Flatmate (that was), is now up to her neck in Italian Politics and any chit chat has to be by appointment and booked ahead. We have a provisional date for a week on [...]

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2020-12-15T11:13:54+00:00November 16th, 2020|Home, Leisure, Stories|

The Mystery of the Blue Grass

The Sister has a wonderful garden. It's awash with colour and raspberries. It's full of interesting quirks: Planting, statues, places to sit, bee hives and fruiting trees. We enjoy a stroll. She tells me [...]

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2020-12-15T11:13:55+00:00October 26th, 2020|Home, Stories|

Night Swimming

We're living through Goldilocks weather. It's been too hot to sleep. Then it was too wet for my tomatoes to ripen, too cloudy for the runners to flower. The plums at the top of [...]

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2020-12-15T11:13:55+00:00October 19th, 2020|Leisure, Stories|

Dear Reader, He Moved In

The Toad is right up there with the viper when it comes to expressions of morality in literature. He's the method by which feminine goodness is put to the test and the punishment for [...]

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2020-09-27T19:27:41+01:00September 7th, 2020|Home, Stories|

The Spectacle Tree

The topiary at the top of my garden is definitely due a hair cut. I've resisted doing it myself because a lack of three dimensional vision has lead me to the conclusion that I [...]

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2020-09-27T18:44:27+01:00August 22nd, 2020|Home, Stories|


If you attend one of the great masked balls of Venice, its said that you will not recognise your own reflection in the waters of the Grand Canal. With anonymity assured, anything goes. So [...]

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2020-09-27T18:04:08+01:00August 20th, 2020|Out & About, Stories, Travel|
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