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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Thank-you kind neighbours

Twenty-six degrees in Cannobio at 9:30am this morning as the campaigning for the forthcoming mayoral elections heats up. Bright sunshine. The warm air brings with it the welcome scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. Summer has begun!

Big thanks go to Franco, Giuliano and Livio, who spent their Ascension-day holiday in the service of our community, erecting a new handrail and repairing the path on a particularly dangerous part of the mulattiera, which almost everybody uses to reach Carmine. Also to Signor di Marco, the metalworker who made the handrails, and to Fausto, who I believe helped to organise everything.

As probably the single person who uses this path the most, I'd like to express my gratitude. Where would Carmine be without guys like you?!




4 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

I remember the photos of that walkway. You guys def need a good handrail. How lovely to see the whole community pitch in. :)

CathM said...

Great community spirit :)

Chairman Bill said...

Normally a crampon job, is it?

Warren Baldwin said...

I linked here from Karin's site. This was a nice post. And I appreciate your link to "How to Survive and even thrive in the recession." Good article. wb

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Thank-you kind neighbours

Twenty-six degrees in Cannobio at 9:30am this morning as the campaigning for the forthcoming mayoral elections heats up. Bright sunshine. The warm air brings with it the welcome scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. Summer has begun!

Big thanks go to Franco, Giuliano and Livio, who spent their Ascension-day holiday in the service of our community, erecting a new handrail and repairing the path on a particularly dangerous part of the mulattiera, which almost everybody uses to reach Carmine. Also to Signor di Marco, the metalworker who made the handrails, and to Fausto, who I believe helped to organise everything.

As probably the single person who uses this path the most, I'd like to express my gratitude. Where would Carmine be without guys like you?!




4 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

I remember the photos of that walkway. You guys def need a good handrail. How lovely to see the whole community pitch in. :)

CathM said...

Great community spirit :)

Chairman Bill said...

Normally a crampon job, is it?

Warren Baldwin said...

I linked here from Karin's site. This was a nice post. And I appreciate your link to "How to Survive and even thrive in the recession." Good article. wb