Oh that just about breaks my heart

I’ve been there many times but could not bare to be there now. According to ARTnews: Climate activists in Vienna took to the Leopold Museum, where they splashed oil on a treasured Gustav Klimt painting. The gesture is one of a string of recent ones intended to push governments across the world to take quicker action to combatContinue reading “Oh that just about breaks my heart”

Essence of “Blonde” and the essence of “Brunette”; a book that’s mad with imagination. Or is it?

Apparently few like the new movie ‘Blonde’ on Netflix, but I dare anyone to read the book. It’s mad with imagination and Marilyn’s life was mad and tragic, as we all know. The book ‘Blonde’ is epic. And long at 700 pages. I read it while living in Paris which was kind of ideal, surroundedContinue reading “Essence of “Blonde” and the essence of “Brunette”; a book that’s mad with imagination. Or is it?”

Our family took in Ukrainian refugees; at least we could do that

Yesterday morning we got a call from Oleg, a Ukrainian who worked with my guy a couple of years ago – Oleg is staying near Kiev but his family, now in Slovenia, was on the move. They were heading to Genoa and needed a place to stay. “Of course they can stay here but whereContinue reading “Our family took in Ukrainian refugees; at least we could do that”

Piemonte picked as top region to visit yet not so adept at selling its own charm.

In my next book you’ll read about a galaxy of talent found in this region located in northern Italy, nestled up against the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. Europeans are gratefully aware but further out; not so much. But we’re working on that… Whether it’s award winning wine, like Barolo, Barbaresco or Barbera, or RobiolaContinue reading “Piemonte picked as top region to visit yet not so adept at selling its own charm.”

Italian and German attitudes overlap when it comes to Grandma

Perhaps I’m open to the idea because I hear their accents overlapping here on Lake Garda throughout the summer. Germans are everywhere becuase it only takes them 4 or 5 hours to drive down from Munich. The moment they see their first palm tree, they decide this place is ideal for vacations. Germans love Italy,Continue reading “Italian and German attitudes overlap when it comes to Grandma”

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