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Did I Have Knees?

Published on August 26th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

“You’ve got knees.” This was said to me by a woman who had knees herself, and seeing as the majority of us do (funny that), I thought it was rather odd. What she actually meant was... Read More


Talking Good Stuff

Published on 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... Read More


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

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