And here we are at the coast!
Hence I’m writing this yesterday evening, so to speak, in anticipation of a Friday morning spent rubbing sun screen on the sensitive parts of small animals, then traipsing back and forth in the burning sun, between ombrellone and mare, carrying a child’s blue plastic watering can.
Experience has shown that wet sand occupies Roomie’s time as effectively as dry sand, while being less likely to get rubbed in her hair, or eaten. Perhaps because it’s gooey, who knows?
With luck, we’ll be getting up late, so by the time you read this, a cold beer and lunch shouldn’t be too far ahead in my future…
Also yesterday afternoon, I published Episode 9 of our Summer series on the Reniassance.
Don’t go telling me you’re not interested in history! This one is about Pope Alessandro, one of the famous Borgia family, who even had their own Canadian TV series!
Sex, violence, corruption, what more do you want? Popes were a helluva lot more interesting in those days:
Episodes 1-8, along with the complete Summer Series from 2020 (The Romans) and 2021 (The Middle ages) – sixty episodes in total, are linked to from our History page.
Did you read/listen to Thursday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news?
I confess, I didn’t.
I’ve been busy trying to adapt Roomie’s feeding regimen to what beachfront cafes and bars can provide. With success, I’d add – she’s thriving on French fries and mayonaise, with an occasional splash of ketchup for the vitamins.
I’m a subscriber, though, so my copy was emailed to me, automatically, as soon as the team published it.
Which means I won’t miss it, even if I’m a day or two late.
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You’ll get three bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news – text plus online audio – to not get around to reading and listening to, each and every week!
P.P.S. Half price ‘Ebook of the Week’ – Final Reminder!
This is the last time I’ll be mentioning this week’s half-price eBook of the Week, ‘Un furto ad arte‘.
Please note, because this is a really old one, it’s .pdf format only – there’s no Kindle-compatible version.
Rome, mid-summer, and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?
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