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Talking Good Stuff

August 18th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

In Italy, we ate more truffles than anyone decently should. This expensive of all the world’s delicacies was abundant in the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Montalcino, and we have had it in unashamed lavishness on top of pizzas and over spaghetti


Together Until Dawn

August 4th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

After a while I went back to the villa, put the television on to CNN and watched the machinations of Donald Trump. Just as entertaining as Remos


Hair Cuts While Travelling

July 31st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Travelling overseas for a few long months is a pleasure and an indulgence, and I deserve it. That’s what I


Technology Can Test You

July 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I can handle power showers, those devices that almost blast you out of the bathroom…they can be fun. I can cope with two or three varieties of shower heads in the one system, although it is not easy to change the shower head from a gentle rain forest trickle to a spurting gush while you are all soaped up


French La Canicule.

July 2nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

A French La Canicule. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French so delightfully call it: La Canicule



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