Tag Archives: coffee

Gondola Stuff: Espresso Cup

Nooo! I think the gondola stuff is starting to breed in the cupboards! I have found yet another gondola-themed thing: this lovely little espresso cup and saucer. A friend gave it to me. It really is a wonderful, simple design, … Continue reading

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Breakfast Redux

Though I’m in danger of making you all jealous, I wanted to share the news about the new painting I recently received. Rita and Tom Bottoms, who live over the hill from me in Santa Cruz, have gifted one of … Continue reading

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Acts That Go Against Decorum

If you follow Venice news, you’ve probably seen this article by now about the German couple fined and expelled from the city for making coffee on the Rialto Bridge. Their penalty comes from the “Acts that go against decorum” statutes … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #8

The last Random Journal Entry was about the joy of Venetian mosquitos. This one looks at that special joy of drinking too much coffee and lying awake all night. I also write about my very first traghetto ride. How delicious … Continue reading

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Random Journal Entry #7

Another in the continuing series of random writings I pull from old journals. This is kind of a weird topic, but I bet many of you have experienced the zanzare… Aug. 6 I’m being eaten alive by bugs. I spent … Continue reading

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It’s Always Marchini Time!

One of my favorite things to do in Venice these days is eat pastries! In the past for me it was only gelato gelato gelato gelato. But I have discovered these pasticcerie that make me incredibly happy. Please excuse me … Continue reading

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