The consequences of Friday's (always Friday) strike, was that I had to go to Milan pretty early, which of course meant window shopping one of the most dangerous occupations that exist! I decided to walk from Duomo to Largo Mahler where the Milan Auditorium stands and I'm glad I did because it was a lovely… Continue reading Strike!
Month: October 2018
We are having a wonderful October here in Northern Italy. I KNOW I'm supposed to say it's unseasonably hot, worry about global warming and so on...but I just want to let up for a moment or two and enjoy the sun, the garden sounds and smells. We never seem to be" in the moment". I'm… Continue reading October
Oh dear, it's Friday already and I still haven't told you about this week's music! Last Friday I was too tired to drag myself down (up?) to Milan but when I saw we had Haydn (Funeral symphony) and Rossini's Stabat Mater....well you can be tired any time you want, but a concert is a concert!… Continue reading Time flies
Falling in love!
Every time I start a lesson with a new class.....it's like falling in love! It's so exciting to walk into that room and see the expectant faces! And I KNOW what they are thinking. "Will this be the time I really manage to get to grips with this language,?"
Today I went to Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo to the annual flower kermesse that is Orticolario. It was a lovely day, just warm enough with a fresh breeze off the lake. There were plenty of exhibitors including foreign ones ; I saw several French and a Belgian stand and some new entries, one of which… Continue reading Orticolario
Today it really is a good morning! Two days ago we had a miserable day, very cold, drizzling rain, a really grey day. Your immediate reaction is "No, I'm not READY for winter yet". Ready or not, when it comes it'll come! I remember being on holiday once in the Maldive islands and the thought… Continue reading Good Morning!