Monthly Archives: May 2015

Certaldo (centro storico)

No student worth her salt would do her honours year thesis on Chaucer without at least a cursory glance at Boccaccio’s Decameron. This was what drew me to the small town of Certaldo… Your first sight of town from the … Continue reading

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Monteriggioni (to Castellina Scalo train station)

Examination marking takes a mental and physical toll on a teacher…Teachers are used to standing and walking, but the past week found me sitting at my table grading away with power naps in between, and only later did i realize … Continue reading

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Sunday cooking 8

My niece demanded to eat my cooking, and then I was informed to ‘might as well cook for everyone’…so here’s the result… Beehoon (rice vermicelli) in soup with minced chicken, diced carrots, sliced onions and button mushrooms.

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exam scripts marking, overtime

i hit my marking quota every day from monday to friday so i decided to cut myself some slack and halve the weekend quota. bad move as it is 6pm saturday and i made nary a dent in the pile. … Continue reading

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Choice quotes from Ben Aaronovitch: Foxglove Summer

I chanced upon the Rivers of London series while browsing the stacks; the cover art attracted my attention (fascinating map!) as did, of course, memories of London. This series accompanied me through my break up, and indeed the snarky writing … Continue reading

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My Favourite Place to Eat in Florence

I am in great need of comfort food, but after my holiday in Italy, I’ve steered clear of ordering pasta here for they tend to be rather disappointing. (unless cooked by me, for then I only have myself to blame) … Continue reading

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Bukit Brown

I’ve been trying to persuade my colleague to visit the cemetery with me, and while I’ve since won that battle, it seems the harder one is actually finding the time to head over. Some photographs from earlier visits… a broken … Continue reading

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