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New Red Kitchen

About one year ago, we moved into a lovely new house and one of its many delightful features is the new red kitchen. Actually, only the kitchen cabinets are red, but such is their glossy lustre that the entire room … Continue reading

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In the dog days of summer, a nice gardener came round and sprayed the weeds in our “garden”. For a few weeks, our front yard looked like this: The above was a vast improvement on the jungle of weeds that … Continue reading

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Pork, Chalk and the Virgin Mary

The 15th of August is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. It’s commonly called ferragosto in Italy and it’s a national holiday during which the weather can be relied upon to be hot. Seriously … Continue reading

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Constructing a Kitchen


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New Red Kitchen

Last week the tiles were laid in our new house, deep in the heart of provincial Northern Italy. We’ve already visited a furniture place and have picked out our new L-shaped kitchen. Red is our colour theme: modern, glossy red. … Continue reading

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