Buon anno (happy New Year) and tanti auguri (best wishes) to everyone. Christmas and the New Year are pretty busy round here as all the part-time residents are in town, arriving just before the holiday starts and staying until early in January. For us, Anna’s Christmas Eve party was the start, with sixteen guests, mainly […]

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As promised, I can confirm that my observations about the asymmetry of sunrise and sunset around shortest day are indeed correct. One of my readers was kind enough to confirm it and when I chanced to look at one of the free calendars I was given by a local shop I discovered that as well […]

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