Tag Archives: Greed

Ah, love. Let us be true to one another. *

You must have realised by now that I like puns. And root vegetables. I don’t think the two are incompatible. I began working on the Vegetable Tortures just before I went to EKWC* and the turnip on the right was … Continue reading

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SylvaC Stories: Bunny Boilers.

Once upon a time, rather more years ago than I care to remember, I found a dear little green pottery bunny in a junk shop on the Isle of Wight. As I have a predilection for green ceramic items I … Continue reading

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The Grapes of Wrath

On one of my forays along the Arno I came across a creeper that was covered with what I described to myself as “lumpy leaves’. So lumpy in fact, that at first I thought they were berries. On closer examination … Continue reading

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The Lake of Lettuce

I found this exquisite  pond (one of a matching pair) in the back garden of La Specola. It was alive with frogs which were hard wired to dive to safety every time I tried to get a photo! I’ve always … Continue reading

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Funeral Baked Meats

They don’t seem to be worrying about the alleged carcinogenic qualities of processed meat in Italy. I have never seen so many hams in one place in my life. And they are available in nice sweaty little packs for those … Continue reading

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A Heap of Candied Apple, Quince, and Plum, and Gourd; with Jellies Soother than the Creamy Curd

I’m aware of the fact that it’s more than slightly cliched to post pictures of autumnal bounty, but I’m afraid that sometimes it is inescapable. Especially when you find stunning seed pods like these. This is the seed pod of … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles, Bright Shiny Beads

Ok, this is a post of sheer self indulgence. I’ve been looking at trinkets, gewgaws, baubles and what have you’s at the S’ant Ambrogio flea market. And I find them quite delicious. Up to now I have at least tried to … Continue reading

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Come to Mecca

I’m staying on the wrong side of the Arno and I like it very much thank you! It is quiet and we seem to be almost the only tourists. We were taking a little constitutional along the riverside, noticing how … Continue reading

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Cracking Sugar in Heaven

  I’ve just discovered the poems of Rumi embarrassingly late in life. And the line  “The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I.” reminded me of these beautiful parrots from the great fireplace at Hospitalfield … Continue reading

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Mother Goose

In our heart of hearts I think we all know there is something sinister about Mother Goose. The imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes, Mother Goose is usually portrayed as a dear old country women, often riding a … Continue reading

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