Here in Rome again getting over jetlag. So many new boutiques between here and Campo di Fiori. It's hard to remember what they are replacing. Can you imagine an Italian Sushi bar. Well, there it is in a tiny cubby hole fresh as can be.
Another more significant change. Alfredo, our barista, who has been the soul of Via Guilia for at least thirty years died suddeny two months ago. It isn't the same without his twinkling eyes, sung greetings and the hearts he used to draw on our cappucios.
A minor change is the relative paucity of seagulls this year. I'm sure by this time last May our resident seagull was hatching her chicks on the roof just below our balcony. Now though I scanned the sky nervously all through lunch on the terrace, there was no sign of her.
Causes Brenda Webster Supports
Doctors Without Borders
The Nature Conservancy
Women Support Women