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, but whatever it was, was worse than a punch in the belly by Superman.
Waves of pain, coming more or less when they felt like, and often in twos or threes – just for good effect, just about folded me in two. And I won’t mention the other, er, let’s call it ‘bottom effect’.
Still not over yet, what the blazes it is. Possibly one of those rogue tummy viruses that drifts around causing minor mayhem. Or maybe it’s just a bout of honest down to earth gastroenteritis.
Whatever ‘it’ damn well is, it has managed to lay me pretty low, and has left me feeling exhausted too. Even worse, on the verge of the great Blog from Italy recipe competition, is the fact that I’ve lost my appetite!
Anyway, I’m writing this to let you know that factors beyond my control have reduced the usual stream of posts to a mere trickle. Shame, I seem to be rather spoilt for choice in terms of what to talk about.
Italy is a bloggers’ paradise. Open any newspaper, watch around 30 seconds of TV news, and bingo, you will have something to write about. Just about guaranteed.
The Alitalia thing is simmering away as usual, and looks almost as though the saga will boil dry, leaving Alitalia somewhat high and dry.
One of Italy’s regional leaders who was thrown in the clink recently on charges of corruption, has alleged that of one of Italy’s political big boys Piero Fassino (left winger) was part of the corruption conspiracy. Actually, it’s more difficult to find an Italian politician who has never been ‘under investigation’ for something or other than it is to find one who has. Or at least that is my impression.
Other things smouldering away are crack downs on prostitution, reintroducing a tax that Berlusco banned, ICI, and that old chestnut, federalism.
Yep, it’s all go here in the still warm Living Museum. In fact, talking of going, I think I’m going to have to sign out for a moment. ‘Bottom effect’ coming into play. Bye.
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