My Italian is pretty good but every now and then I still get it wrong, REALLY wrong…..

Last evening I was talking to friend who has had a similar operation. He asked how I was. I said I felt OK , and was a bit more active as I’d started rehearsing with the band again. He asked if I had ‘started the radio‘. As we were talking about music, I assumed he was talking about my radio programme. No; he was talking about the radio therapy I’m due to start! When I realised this, I explained the misunderstanding:he barely reacted. I suspect he was still puzzling over why I should have been ‘off-air due to problems with the sponsorship’ . . probably wondering whether I actually got paid to do radiotherapy………


A young Italian musician friend has asked me to ‘check’ his English. How do I deal with:

“Every fall the cold freezes my feet,

But your warmth, I heat up to sweat my pants”

It may work in Italian but in English…… mamma mia.

Weather forecasts…..

I don’t want a web-site that gives me intricate details of temperature , humidity etc. I want a site that says:

“You’ll be fine with just a T-shirt, Rowland, but take that black jacket, ‘cos you might need it later in the afternoon. Lesley, you’ll be fine as you are….. by the way, love the shoes.”

Is that too much to ask?!!


I spent some(!) time yesterday, uploading, linking and tagging: and it certainly increased traffic to the site. However it still didn’t get anywhere near my ‘best day’ occurred when I was lying in  a hospital bed and the site had as little activity (in terms of new posts  etc..) as I’d had for five days….. hmm…..