Category Archives: Sport

UEFA Euro 2016 – all you need to know about Italy’s team!

The UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament hosted by France kicks off on 10th June – here’s (almost) all you need to know about the Italian squad to “kick off” with! Continue reading

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Photo challenge – Triumph

Triumph can mean all sorts of things to all sorts of people. It could mean triumph in a difficult exam, triumph in talking to someone in a foreign language and being understood or triumph over a phobia. For me, however, triumph suggests the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

The theme this week is achievement. For some that will mean climbing the highest mountain, passing an exam or learning to ride a bike. For me, it always makes me think of the achievements of our ancestors and predecessors on … Continue reading

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The Regata Storica historic parade, Venice

Beating out a slow steady rhythm the drums are the first sign that the Regata Storica (Historic Regatta) of Venice is on its way. The flotilla slowly enters the Grand Canal from St Marks Basin, glistening in the glorious summer sun. … Continue reading

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Siena. Il Palio.

As the horses and bare-back riders line up against the starting rope in Piazza del Campo, you can almost taste the anxiety, agitation and adrenaline, rising up from the 40,000-strong crowd. The last few weeks, months and years of planning … Continue reading

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So Ferrari, so good!

When I was little I had a Ferrari-red, pedal racing car (that’s me in the driver’s seat!) and before I crashed it, cracking the nose, I used to race it incessantly up and down the path in our front garden. … Continue reading

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The Giro D’Italia – cycling, Italian-style

Many people are familiar with the annual Tour de France road race, especially after Sir Bradley Wiggins’ triumphant win last year, but few are aware of it’s tougher, grittier Italian counterpart – the gruelling 21-stage Giro D’Italia ( literally the … Continue reading

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