Tag Archives: Italy

Fancy my mate’s house in Italy? Oh all right then

As well as being one of my bosses, Chris Martin is  a mate. For the last few years Chris has been doing up his place in the sun and one day, when I am not on the river, I am … Continue reading

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Performance enhancing rugs

News is coming in that Wayne Rooney has tested positive for a performance enhancing rug.  His magnificent header from all of 6 inches crowned another fab night’s footie in Ukrania. And this in a game that but for Capello’s pleading, our … Continue reading

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Rose Metcalf- dancing seafarer to the rescue.

Did anyone hear the full interview on Radio Five Live this morning with Rose Metcalf? The 22-year-old dancer told of her night helping passengers, staff and herself off the stricken Costa Concordia with a poise and understatement that suggests she has rather more … Continue reading

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From Venice with love

Sitting in front of Tintoretto’s Crucifixion, a massive canvas that examines the nature of suffering , I tried to connect his noble vision with the suffering of Europe‘s latest basket case- Italy. Nothing doing. If the Venetians are any touchstone of … Continue reading

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