Tag Archives: aulla

Many Goodbyes

For the past 3 days we have been soaking in the remains of Spring….literally! Storms of a rarely-seen magnitude descended over the entire valley and lashed the land with rain, wind and lightning.  The clouds that sometimes hang over the … Continue reading

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Scenes from an Italian life

Here’s a blog post containing only photos and captions for once. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, just that daylight saving started yesterday and that 1 hour of lost sleep has rendered me quite brain dead today.  … Continue reading

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Carnivale in Viareggio…it’s time to party!

The trouble with having only news channels to watch in English is that you tend to become mired in the doom and gloom that is broadcast daily. Civil unrest, the economic crisis, wars, William and Kate (the latter not gloomy … Continue reading

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A spooky tour and an English lesson

There has been much going on this past week and of course it’s only possible to write about a few selected highlights here.  That’s not to say that the parts I omit were not important, just that I probably don’t … Continue reading

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Mostly castles

Has it really been that long since we last chatted? The lack of blogging does not equate to a lack of interesting incidents here in Tuscany, it just reflects the slackness of this blogger! Actually this past week has been … Continue reading

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Sarzana and La Befana

In keeping with our plan of taking small trips around Lunigiana during the school holidays, we visited Sarzana this week.  We were not only lured by the history to be found there, but by the promise of a shopping mall … Continue reading

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They just don’t build ’em like that anymore

6 days since my last post! No, I haven’t run out of things to say, it’s just that there is so much to see and do around here and I’ve been concentrating on the “see and do” instead of the … Continue reading

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