Month: September 2003

chip

I’ve just passed my obsolete paper ticket through the machines in the underground for the very last time. From tomorrow, the world – or at least Transport for London‘s zones 1 to 3 – is my Oyster.

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wail

If you went to the launch of a new coffee place in London’s Baker Street yesterday, chances are you drank bitter tears along with your prosecco wine. That is because a while ago a woman at the job centre who

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reds

Come one, I know you missed my little rants about Berlusconi the Wonder Prime Minister. Speaking in front of a group of U.S. economists on Wall Street, he said that people should invest in Italy because: 1. he did himself

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sack

Today, for the first time in my life, I had to turn into the unpleasant manager from hell and implement cuts by reducing the number of working hours of three employees. I felt like shit (me! Niceness personified”! Mister I’d-do-anything-to-avoid-a-conflict!).

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away

Off to Swindon to see friends, go out and be silly. These are my first two days off since I started working (did I not tell you that I got a job?). It is also the last weekend before Dr

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king

And now he wants to change the Italian constitution, so that the prime minister will be able to dissolve the parliament (useful when you have no support), the president’s powers will be cut (handy if you don’t agree with him)

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