November 2016

I’m trapped and alone … there is no Internet connection and I can’t listen to music as the volume of the radio doesn’t go loud enough to drown out the hammering on the roof of the caravan, which sounds like I’m stuck in a car wash on full speed. It’s becoming white noise. The same applies to any attempts to watch television or a film. All I can do is write, typing my thoughts and fears into a simple Word document, hoping that someone out there will eventually read it …

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Well we’ve reached that time of year where the ‘orto’ is now cleared of all edible elements, except for three of my failed yellow onions which now seem to be enjoying the colder weather and have put out strong foliage, and my rhubarb, which is looking even more spindly than through the Summer months. (The ‘carciofi’ have put on a bit of growth as well, despite us being in the wrong growing zone, but I don’t want to say this too loudly in case they realise and stop growing!)

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I thought I’d finish off, what has become a decidedly foodie themed Summer, with a list of foodie dos and don’ts that we’ve discovered whilst living here in Italy. We’ve had our fair share of finger wagging and tut-tutting about some of our choices whilst eating or drinking with friends so I’m paving the way for all you future visitors to Liguria to be aware of the pit falls when dining out.

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