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with Maureen & Archie, a citizen of Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire and of Montedinove (AP), Le Marche, Italy


No, it's not actually me though a trivial likeness has been commented upon by a few - 

it's Morgante ( a dwarf at Cosimo Medici's court) - I'm at the bottom of the page!

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       Images from Pignotto - 2022

                   Images from Pignotto - 2023

Images from My Italy 2005 to the present        plus all the other albums on this site.

Fly over Pignotto - courtesy of Oasi Biologica

                                                 Campo Imperatore, Gran Sasso 2022  
Mussolini was imprisoned in the hotel here in 1943 until liberated by Hitler's 'SAS' flying in by gliders!
                                                                  Nonetheless it is a magnificent, high, huge mountain plateau.


                                                  Campo Scindarella, Gran Sasso 2022    
Ignazio Dibona lost his life here, in an avalanche, in 1941

archie Archie (b, 2013) - Our second beautiful Skye Terrier

floraFlora (1998 - 2010) Our first beautiful Skye Terrier

Images from my Se7en days

Highlands Roadtrip April 2019

           Blackwell         Blackwell, Windermere - The Arts & Crafts House 2022  (images are not brilliant, unfortunately)


Some completed wood projects


Some other favourite images


All Albums


A few favourite articles, quotations and amusements 

A wonderful , mellifluous passage by Bertrand Russell setting humanity, imho, firmly in its rightful place plus some other quotations I treasure
Some more quotations I like to keep
A marvellous piece by Loren Eiseley about man's solitude in the universe
A Declaration by John Stuart Mill
Confessions of a Heretic - viz Ray Billington
A summary of Rethinking Life and Death by Peter Singer (a most important book imho - read it)
Article - The Sanctity of Life by Peter Singer (read him - what he says is important imho)
Dear Dr Laura
A love poem, author unknown to me I'm afraid
Great lines from Red Dwarf
On a Memorable Performance of Spontini's La Vestale, by Bernard Levin
Listen to Gladys laying into a car dealer
The repository for Old John's, world  famous, Christmas Almanac - for aficionados only

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. 
Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. 
At midday the sun may burn, and men labour under it; 
but the morning and evening should be alike, calm and cheerful.
                                                                    Thomas Arnold

updated August  2023

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