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Saturday, 14 February 2009

To whom it may concern

Today, I don't have the foggiest what the temperature is (if you'll excuse a meteorological pun). The thermometer in the sun and out of the continuing wind, tells me 13 degrees. When I load the washing machine in the pantry (which is basically an outhouse with a septic tank below and a swish granite roof on top) my fingers go numb in 13 seconds flat. So who knows! Bright sunshine. This afternoon, the laghetto (the pond, picture here) is frozen solid.



"Bimbo I love you..."
Door, Centro Storico, Cannobio


PS Happy Birthday to WE, my favourite lurker.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, I really like the grafitti, but in its proper place, as it can be so destructive.

Katy B said...

Lovely colours. Interesting that bimbo is used in normal parlance in Italian with no connotations, but in English it is a bad thing to say about someone. Also that we call a girl a bimbo, but that's the masculine form...

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines, Louise. I wish for you all the love in the world. xx

ladyfi said...

Love that inscription on the door! The door itself looks really old. Is it?

CathM said...

I love the graffiti on the wood! Where did you find those images?

Louise said...

@CathyM I found the images skulking on my camera one day!

@ladyfi The door is attached to one of the churches in the Cannobio old quarter. I have no idea how to date these things, but I guess it must be fairly old as these things go. Every time I pass by, I find myself drowning in the beautiful colour.

GutsyWriter said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I love turquoise and those doors remind me of Caribbean doors. How can you do laundry in such cold conditions? Is the water hot?

Louise said...

Hi Sonia, Yes, thank god the water's hot! At the start there was no hot water here and only one tap. I insisted on a hot water shower for the first winter I spent here full-time. But it resided in the above-mentioned lean-to and one night I hung up a sweatshirt to dry just after I'd taken my shower and it froze stiff in ten minutes flat...

Désirée said...

Happy Valentine to you too.

Braja said...

I guess bimbo means something different there.... love that graffiti...love it...

Saturday, 14 February 2009

To whom it may concern

Today, I don't have the foggiest what the temperature is (if you'll excuse a meteorological pun). The thermometer in the sun and out of the continuing wind, tells me 13 degrees. When I load the washing machine in the pantry (which is basically an outhouse with a septic tank below and a swish granite roof on top) my fingers go numb in 13 seconds flat. So who knows! Bright sunshine. This afternoon, the laghetto (the pond, picture here) is frozen solid.



"Bimbo I love you..."
Door, Centro Storico, Cannobio


PS Happy Birthday to WE, my favourite lurker.

Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007, 2008, 2009. All rights reserved. Please ask first.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, I really like the grafitti, but in its proper place, as it can be so destructive.

Katy B said...

Lovely colours. Interesting that bimbo is used in normal parlance in Italian with no connotations, but in English it is a bad thing to say about someone. Also that we call a girl a bimbo, but that's the masculine form...

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentines, Louise. I wish for you all the love in the world. xx

ladyfi said...

Love that inscription on the door! The door itself looks really old. Is it?

CathM said...

I love the graffiti on the wood! Where did you find those images?

Louise said...

@CathyM I found the images skulking on my camera one day!

@ladyfi The door is attached to one of the churches in the Cannobio old quarter. I have no idea how to date these things, but I guess it must be fairly old as these things go. Every time I pass by, I find myself drowning in the beautiful colour.

GutsyWriter said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I love turquoise and those doors remind me of Caribbean doors. How can you do laundry in such cold conditions? Is the water hot?

Louise said...

Hi Sonia, Yes, thank god the water's hot! At the start there was no hot water here and only one tap. I insisted on a hot water shower for the first winter I spent here full-time. But it resided in the above-mentioned lean-to and one night I hung up a sweatshirt to dry just after I'd taken my shower and it froze stiff in ten minutes flat...

Désirée said...

Happy Valentine to you too.

Braja said...

I guess bimbo means something different there.... love that graffiti...love it...