MichaelCD - The Blog.

The thoughts of Michael Cadwallader. Coffee loving, history book reading, Cheshire man.

Saturday, June 30, 2007


My brief hiatus is over.

Perhaps it's that good old Vitamin D, but I must say I do feel that the break in Italy has done me the world of good. The beach was beautiful and litter free, as were all the streets. Our travel representative mentioned that there was very little crime - a fact which was also borne out by our experiences. Most of all it was possible for all age group to be out late in the evening, strolling, drinking quietly and even eating ice cream at 12:30 in the morning. What a difference between that and our evening streets.

Sometimes, however, when you spend more and more time in a place, and when you have a better grasp of the language, your views of a country become more rounded. So, although all the things I love about Italy were there once again, I did become more than a little irritated with the nature of some of the Italians. Still, these irritations are minor, and do not diminish my own Italophilia.

Well, that's enough of my own ramblings which have filled this blog over the last few months. Now we have a new Prime Minister, oil is riding fairly high and the summer terrorism season
has reared its ugly head. That should have my fingers tapping those keys...

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Friday, June 01, 2007

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

I've been very quiet blogging wise over the past month. This is unlikely to change soon, as I am seriously fatigued with work, and have a close friend and colleague who is losing his battle against that dreadful disease. So at this moment in time I really have no appetite whatsoever for blogging, and little knowledge of what is going on in the world.

Thankfully, I'll be holidaying in Italy later in the month, and will hopefully return refreshed and enthusiastic; but until then it's very unlikely that I will be blogging. So before I go on my hiatus, I just wanted to say thank-you to everybody who has read this humble blog.