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Let’s Talk Garbage – Real Garbage

Published on August 15th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Let’s talk garbage. Real garbage, not the sort I can dish up in this column if I put my mind to it. In Tuscany where I am right now, garbage is important. Dealing with it is... Read More


Together Until Dawn

Published on 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... Read More


Hair Cuts While Travelling

Published on 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 keep telling my travel-mate husband who would rather we traveled overseas for a few short days.... Read More


Technology Can Test You

Published on 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... Read More


French La Canicule.

Published on 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... Read More

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