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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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Pontremoli Fires (Part II) and Tresana

We’ve had quite a busy week, and unfortunately I’ve had to trudge through it all with ANOTHER darn cold! That’s one of the problems when you move to the other side of the world: all new viruses for your immune … Continue reading

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Fosdinovo and Treschietto

I’m sitting here waiting for a man to come and look for Fainas.   It’s just another part of country life here in Italy, dealing with the critters who share their habitat with us pesky humans. A Faina is a small … Continue reading

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La lingua bella

I love the Italian language. When it is spoken by someone who speaks it well, it sounds musical and poetic.  I hope that one day I can do it justice, instead of the butchering I give it now. I have … 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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