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    Sunday, 23 September 2018

    "Are you having any readings?" "No." "Have you brought some music?" "No." "Do you have rings?" "Yes." The elderly registrar smiles with a hint of relief.  At least one traditional feature.  She tells those present that photos are not permitted ...
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    Monday, 13 August 2018

    DSC00225.JPGI guess it was appropriate that my first conversation in Milan should have been about fashion.  H. and I just had lunch at Stazione Centrale and were leaving the restaurant, trolley suitcases in tow, when I noticed a young woman oscillating her head ...
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    Sunday, 05 August 2018

    "Why can't we take the train?" "What – all the way?" H. gives me his your-quirkiness-is-turning-into-madness look.  "It's – it's –" "The longest leg would be just twelve hours," I filled in, smiling sweetly.  "If you went to Australia, you'd have t...
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    Sunday, 29 July 2018

    After weeks of relentless, unusually intense heat, the weather forecaster announces a violent thunderstorm with possible flash flooding in the East of England.  That and we've been promised the longest lunar eclipse – with blood moon, no less – in a ...
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    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Different ways of speech communication is one of my earliest memories. The fact that, at home, my mother and grandmother speak one way, and friends, neighbours and people in the street another. Then there's the way my mother speaks to my grandmother ...

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