Yearly Archives: 2006


Classes in Colorno

Just another street in Parma. Busy busy. We started classes on Wednesday. A morning of introductions where we met the faculty and staff of the university, counted our nationalities (11) and listened to 25 highly condensed life stories The teaching … Continue reading


Tartufo in Savigno

Ooh.. so glad I wasn’t driving.. where to start with this one? Hitting the ground running, so to speak, I was invited to visit a visiting friend in Bologna, whose hostess – doing some research for her property business – … Continue reading

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Fast Train Slow

Ever feel small? (Santa Maria della Steccata) Here I am in my very own microcosm, in the Hotel Torino. Very central, as promised in the writeup on TripAdvisor’s Parma forum, and my room faces a courtyard so should be nice … Continue reading


Paris in the rain

Today it was grey and spitting with rain. Better that than pouring I suppose. Nevertheless, there is much one can do underground or inside. So I made my way to the Gare de Lyon to have the anticipated tussle with … Continue reading

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Paris in the sunshine

It’s been a beautiful day in France. Started off well in London but the clouds had gathered by the time my enormous bags and I got to Waterloo (thank you again Andrew) to board the Eurostar. An uneventful and comfortable … Continue reading

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