To PEC or Not To PEC

Although it may sound from the title of this post that I'm about to talk about birds, this is not the case, no.  PEC stands for 'Posta Elettronica Certificata', which is the Italian for 'certified electronic mail'. Basically, PEC is supposed to replace, or at least offer, a legally valid … [Read more...]

Good Old Murphy’s Law

Great law the one Mr Murphy made.  You know, the law which says 'If it can go wrong, it will'.  Usually, 'it' goes 'wrong' just when you could do without problems. Well, the law of Murphy hit yours truly good and proper on Wednesday evening.  Not sure what I ate, and even if it was something I ate, … [Read more...]

Clouds often do have silver linings.

A big thanks to all of you who left messages of support regarding my mother in law. I'm pleased to be able to say that, although she is still in hospital, she is making progress, and is feeling a lot less poorly than she was a couple of weeks ago when she was rushed into hospital with breathing … [Read more...]

My Guest Post at

OK, it's up and running. If you wish, you can hop on over to and see what I've written about, and find out what I was up to at the weekend. There are also some photos by me. Comments/feedback, either here or there, most welcome! … [Read more...]

I write too much, I know

Nope, I'm not on about the number of posts, but the length of the things.  I do try to keep things brief, but they tend to get out of hand, and when I see them, I think 'Heck, I didn't think it was going to end up that long'. As an excuse, I would say that the WordPress posting screen is much wider … [Read more...]

Just a thought

As you may have noticed, on Blog from Italy I write about anything and everything that catches my eye, which means older posts may contain information that is interesting. To make it easier to understand when I made one of my older posts, I've played with the code so that the year, and date the … [Read more...]