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The Gift of the Americans

A week or so ago… I had a bit of a revelation recently. I decided that I no longer had the desire to make money. This was a hell of a revelation actually. Almost blinding. I decided that it wasn’t really important to me; that it was a validation I no longer required. It was […]

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Zollino

Sunday or Monday, I don’t know … time is unravelling in the sun…. Someone asked me about accommodation. At this particular farm, which I am loath to name for reasons I shall describe elsewhere, I am accommodated in a concrete block. That doesn’t really do it justice, perhaps, but I’m not much good at physical […]

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Into the Grove

Friday 14th June, 14:42 So far, here on the outskirts of Zollino, I have mainly been working in the olive groves, the work consisting mostly of replacing the glass wool on each olive tree. The glass wool is not toxic. I have quite a sensitive epidermis, but after three days, I have noticed no unpleasant […]

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These Boots Were Made For Working

Tuesday 11th June, 11:51 My boots were another birthday present from my sister, just before I moved to France two years ago last week. Here they are. Look at them… We’ve been through a lot together, my boots and I. We’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. We’ve rescued imperilled marsupials from scenes of woodland […]

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Perfect Longing

Farm #1 :: North-west Italy :: nearest city – Fidenza My introduction to the wonderful world of WWOOFing lacked only one thing: WWOOFing. I knew before I arrived, however, that there wouldn’t be much to do. It was really much more of a social call. A kind of welcome to Italy. I sent out my […]

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