Some of this is a bit old, but I loved the 'news' so much, I thought I'd share with you some stories from far and wide...
But...notice who's advertising...although those kids look anything but Italian, it's an Italian grocery store.
While in the UK, those Brits love to talk about the weather. But now, they have a whole lot more to talk about! The snow? Well, kinda.
Turns out, the BBC got so mad at the weather "forecasters" (quotes totally intentional), when they didn't predict the huge snowfall - they put at risk the fishermen who depend upon some measure of accuracy. As a result, they want to shut down the office and replace them all. There's talk of using the Swedes instead.
I guess from Lapland, they know a snowstorm when they see one.
And, back in Italy, Rome continues its march to turn the once-prized 'Most Green City in Europe' to the 'Most Green City near the Sahara'. Instead of bothering to spray the tall palms in the EUR region, they decided to simply do away with them instead. And again, along the once-beautifully tree-lined via Trieste, we now can have uninhibited views of the graffiti and smog.
And yet, the city continues to wring their hands over what to do about the small particle pollution and relative high incidence of asthma and other costly maladies. Couldn't we get the pollution guy in the same room as the parks guy? I sometimes feel it's like Arafat & Sharon...