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Sitting on our terrace drinking red wine and eating feta baked with thyme picked wild from the mountains and served with a tomato and cucumber salad and garlic bread. How to make real Italian bruschetta is a recent discovery. Lightly toast the rustic Italian bread then gently rub with a cut clove of garlic and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, gorgeous. Add chopped tomatoes for real bruchetta al pomodoro.

From our terrace on a hillside in Imperia we can see the motorway running across the head of the valley and the tunnel entrance where the new railway line is being built. There is the buzz of motorbikes and the noise of traffic. Despite all this it is a gorgeous spot with a real sense of seclusion.

This morning we cycled round Porto Maurizio marina. Among the million dollar motor yachts was a sleek grey gun boat. However this was not the Italian navy but the Guardia di Fianza! Only in Italy?

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April 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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Porto Maurizio

We’re currently spending a few weeks on the Italian Riviera having rented a place in Imperia.

Life is a roller-coaster. For the last few months we’ve been climbing, step by step, the steep path that leads to our scary adventure. Renting out the house, selling my car and accepting redundancy. Each week another camper van load of boxes would be moved to my parents garage in preparation for leaving. Now it is the calm before the wild plunge over the edge! After driving the better part of a thousand mile we are spending a month in Liguria, cycling, walking and hopefully kite surfing. Above all this is a chance to unwind with good food, good wine and most importantly good weather before returning to the UK then flying to Shanghai.

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April 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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