Copyright © Louise Bostock 2007-2013. Please give credit where credit is due.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Water, water everywhere, part 2

A depressing 10°C at 8:30am, as we rolled into Cannobio, both piccolini wet to the knees having waded down the mountain path, recently become a river (see here). By the time Cannobio's 5-6 year-olds had learned the difference between 's' and 'th', the temperature had struggled upwards a mere one degree. But by the time I had taken advantage of a lull between rainstorms to excavate several years' worth of gunk out of some of Carmine's gutters, and directed the flood water back into the culverts, I was starting to feel warmer. 


On that note, if anyone in the two Carmines or, indeed, at the Municipio wants to offer a token of appreciation, I accept fresh Belgian chocolates in lavish quantities. Large-denomination Amazon vouchers are also accepted, to be spent on material to help teach Cannobio's 5-6 year-olds the difference between 'path' and 'river'.



6 comments:

Karin said...

Several years worth of gunk - no wonder you were warm! Would have loved a pic of you doing that! What a job!

LindyLouMac said...

Well done for being such a good citizen. Just where is all this rain coming from, still pouring here as well. Hence I am spending too much time online!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Oh yuk...however, there is something weirdly satisfying about jobs like that I find - maybe that's just me though. Thanks for your comment on my "feminine" blog, you're right about it ;-) Would you believe that this time last year I was working as a motorcycle instructor? And that I own a 1000cc Suzuki? And that I've done a mad 8000 mile trip on my bike to Timbuktu and back? How feminine am I? :-D Love from London x

LadyFi said...

LOL! A job well done.. hope you get paid in chocs and books!

V. said...

Congrats on the feature, sweetie.

Oh mamma said...

I hope You don't have to teach them the meaning of flood too. I heard the lake level is quite high.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Water, water everywhere, part 2

A depressing 10°C at 8:30am, as we rolled into Cannobio, both piccolini wet to the knees having waded down the mountain path, recently become a river (see here). By the time Cannobio's 5-6 year-olds had learned the difference between 's' and 'th', the temperature had struggled upwards a mere one degree. But by the time I had taken advantage of a lull between rainstorms to excavate several years' worth of gunk out of some of Carmine's gutters, and directed the flood water back into the culverts, I was starting to feel warmer. 


On that note, if anyone in the two Carmines or, indeed, at the Municipio wants to offer a token of appreciation, I accept fresh Belgian chocolates in lavish quantities. Large-denomination Amazon vouchers are also accepted, to be spent on material to help teach Cannobio's 5-6 year-olds the difference between 'path' and 'river'.



6 comments:

Karin said...

Several years worth of gunk - no wonder you were warm! Would have loved a pic of you doing that! What a job!

LindyLouMac said...

Well done for being such a good citizen. Just where is all this rain coming from, still pouring here as well. Hence I am spending too much time online!

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Oh yuk...however, there is something weirdly satisfying about jobs like that I find - maybe that's just me though. Thanks for your comment on my "feminine" blog, you're right about it ;-) Would you believe that this time last year I was working as a motorcycle instructor? And that I own a 1000cc Suzuki? And that I've done a mad 8000 mile trip on my bike to Timbuktu and back? How feminine am I? :-D Love from London x

LadyFi said...

LOL! A job well done.. hope you get paid in chocs and books!

V. said...

Congrats on the feature, sweetie.

Oh mamma said...

I hope You don't have to teach them the meaning of flood too. I heard the lake level is quite high.