Play Suspended

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Sad news, I’m afraid. I will have to suspend this blog for the time being. I have ruptured my Achilles’ tendon while exploring the delights of Ischia. I have to return to the UK for what will be, inevitably, a … Continued

Pot Rabbit

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And this is what the cave rabbit looks like when it’s cooked. To be absolutely honest, this wasn’t an actual cave rabbit. They are too rare and too expensive to be thrown away on a casual visitor. La Focolare, the … Continued

Cave Rabbit

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There was a slight scuffling at the mouth of the cave, a flicker of movement, and there it was, a real, live cave rabbit, the reason I had come to Ischia. It was larger than I had expected, with a … Continued

Catch of the day

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Posted from Ischia, Campania, Italy. ‘Preparazione Al Momento Aperto Pranzo Cena’ read the notice by the door. Da Assuntina doesn’t exactly invite you in. There isn’t much – any – of the polish, the sharpness, discrete good taste in various … Continued

Lost at sea

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Posted from Naples, Campania, Italy. Since the effusions of yesterday, I have had something of a set back. I have lost a notebook. This may not rank alongside TE Lawrence leaving the manuscript of the Seven Pillars of Wisdom at … Continued

All at sea

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Posted from Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. WARNING This is pretty much a stream of consciousness narrative of the voyage on the overnight ferry from Cagliari to Naples. It was fun to write, but perhaps not to read. I can’t really tell. … Continued