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Italy and Sicily

I’ve visited Italy a few times – Rome, Tuscany, Naples and the Amalfi Coast – but I had never been further South before. We’re just back from a stunning tour of Puglia, Calabria and Sicily, and I’ve fallen for it. 36 more words

La Fregata

“Stay here for a moment,” said the astronave shiphand, helping Gino DiCapo step from the autoladder to the entrance portal. “Captain Rego will be present momentarily to welcome you aboard.” 5,331 more words


My country tis of thee

I heard a song on the radio tonight, a woman singing about “America,”  lamenting its propensity to become ever more unsatisfactory.   I cannot disagree with her criticism, yet maybe she is just too close to be able to appreciate its positive nuances.   799 more words

Making It to Matera

A couple of weeks ago, I ticked another region off my list by visiting Matera, a famous town in Basilicata. I would have gone there with my family, but there’s only so much you can cram into a three-day holiday especially when you get lost all the time without a Sat Nav. 1,016 more words


2005 Vigneti del Vulture Aglianico del Vulture Piano del Cerro Riserva,

Italians certainly believe in big, heavy bottles. This one is a monster.

I’m not sure why Aglianico isn’t grown more in Australia, or doesn’t have more exposure. 143 more words

Italian Wine

Sea, sky and squares.......

Since I last wrote I completed another portrait and since then have been working on two series of paintings. I quite like having a few paintings to do with a similar theme as it is a good feeling to have a plan. 309 more words


Some new paintings

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this is my longest post to date.

A lot of Basilicata, a little bit of Texas, and Momo the dog. 131 more words