G&B Day

Photo: A rare day off from working the land. The women thrashed the men at boule. May 31st used to be a big day for us. It was Oracle's year end. It dominated our working life for years. One year Colin started the morning of May 31st on 49% of his annual target. I finished …

Sprint finish?

Photo: Massimo at work 19 weeks: Tops and tails As promised three more workers turned up on Monday to help Elio speed the build along. We soon realised that quantity doesn't necessarily mean speed. We almost started working as labourers as we would have been four times as fast as one of them in particular. …

Another step

Photo: We managed to collect the car just before Marche goes into the Red Zone tomorrow. Another step along the road to post Brexit life. An Italian car. An X1. The most important test was a few weeks ago when Colin rode to the dealership to see if the bike would fit in the back …

Queue, Queue, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb

If you don't get the reference in the title, it's from our childhood. Trumpton (1967) The day before we, as citizens, leave the EU it was a very British experience. Queuing. Yesterday we received a reminder from "Brits in Italy" that we need to start the process of exchanging our UK driving licenses before the …