Monthly Archives: November 2007


Live from Scotland, where Rhona is Rhona and never has a D in it

In a scene which I am sure is distressingly familiar to Vista users everywhere I have sat in a Wifi cafe for the past 25 minutes watching my laptop’s battery life plummet even as the Network and Sharing Center’s evil … Continue reading


In transit

An interim posting while I stop briefly in London en route to Scotland… Have now left Parma after a week of turmoil and transition. Yesterday was tiring. I had a couple more parcels to send, one 10kg and the other … Continue reading

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Masters of Food Culture

So: we’ve done it, and here’s the proof… with the sad exceptions of Marta, Louisa and Donghyun who could not join us, being in the other three of the four corners of the world. We’d caught that Colorno bus – … Continue reading

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What’s cookin in Parma?

Eerie symbolism or lighthearted public art? These appeared in the Piazzale della Pace just before our graduation. Turns out they are part of a gastronomic festival… Yesterday was a long long long day for everyone at Unisg but particularly for … Continue reading

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I happened to hear a song on the radio yesterday, that I’ve been hearing all year: Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World and I looked it up to discover the singer, Israel Kamakawiwo Ole, has been dead for a … Continue reading

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