IL BLOG DI DAISY – Antonio Ligabue in Milan

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There is a wonderful exhibition on of Antonio Ligabue’s works in Milan. This Swiss-born, but considered Italian, artist produced around 1,200 works of art and about 300 are on show.

Those who have not seen his paintings before will discover his more than vivid colours and ‘action’ pictures, particularly of wild animals: tigers ready to pounce on you or quarrelling with leopards, cockfights to the death and turkeys pulling out all the stops too.

His love of painting animals is famous but I discovered that those creatures who are small and inoffensive like chicks have apparently less interest for him and are painted more vaguely. Also small insects and spiders which are around in most of Ligabue’s paintings, seem to lack the energy of the bigger animals.

When you say Ligabue, usually you mean animals but I found his portraits and self-portraits equally astounding. As to his sculptures, according to me, they are exquisite and lovable.

The exhibition is open until 26th October. Just go, if you have the opportunity!

IL BLOG DI DAISY – Will Berwick defect to Scotland?

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Berwick is in England, two and a half miles from the Scottish border, but strangely enough its football team plays in the Scottish league. The local accent is decidedly Scottish, as most banks, but the town council is English.

Free personal care for the elderly and abolition of students’ university fees are some of the reasons why four out of five citizens of Berwick-upon-Tweed would prefer Berwick to become officially Scottish. Another reason is that a prescription in England costs £6.85 while in Scotland it’s just £5.

Berwick has changed hands between England and Scotland thirteen times already through history and has been sold, plundered, destroyed, and has had practically all its inhabitants killed.

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IL BLOG DI DAISY – A nervous win for England

Il Blog di Daisy by Crystal Jones è in inglese ma la sua particolarità è duplice. Da un lato, se non capisci qualcuna delle parole o espressioni usate nel testo, puoi chiedere all’autrice che cosa vogliono dire. Dall’altro, se desideri provare a commentare il testo direttamente in inglese, puoi chiederci di avere la correzione dei tuoi eventuali errori. In questo caso, non dimenticare di aggiungere alla fine del tuo commento la sigla RCE (ossia, richiesta di correzione errori) .

Crystal Jones, autrice delle Daisy Stories

Yesterday there was a minute’s silence at Wembley to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich Plane Disaster when seven players of Manchester United, plus members of its staff, journalists and others died.

The match kicked off to boos and jeering at David Beckham’s absence. He is still very much a favourite with the British and hadn’t been allowed to take part in what would have been his hundredth cap!

The team seemed extremely nervous at Don Fabio’s (as Mr. Capello is jokingly called in the newspapers) first match. The players seemed to have forgotten what ‘formation’ meant and there was a certain gloom in the air. It seemed that the soberly dressed and stern-faced Fabio had certainly made his mark.

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