It’s almost 11pm and I’ve been working on my next blog post.

Meanwhile, I am watching a fascinating Italian soap opera called  Tempesta D’Amore – lots of lingering looks and stares into the mid-distance. I don’t know what they are saying but the music tells you what to feel – sadness, elation, wistfulness…etc.

This show tells me that Italians tend to spend quite a lot of time naked, eating breakfast, or spending their time in offices doing no work or in snowbound barns sweeping hay, raising mules and making love.