is as summer gets into full swing that you are reminded you are
living in a foreign country. A strange breed of wasps, more than an
inch long, have made their nest in the eaves above our balcony and
will occasionally whir into the flat, causing intense alarm.
Opposite the church we see a snake, head held high, sliding rapidly
along the wall of the flood emergency dike. Typing away at Il
Professore's desk, I become aware that a baby lizard ha