David Massey

Life Style

Hobbies and curiosities not strictly linked to the work I do.

19/06/21 Inspiration , Life Style #

The last day of school

The last day of school

It has been a funny year and watching my middle son queuing COVID style for his final middle school exam I realise how tough it has been.

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01/03/21 Life Style # , ,

It’s tough for street traders but …

It’s tough for street traders but …

Anyone who takes a walk around famous monuments in a city like Rome is going to get approached by street traders. Here are the tactics they tried on me outside the Colosseum at the weekend.

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20/02/21 Inspiration , Life Style #

Are COVID rules working?

Are COVID rules working?

Rome is in a yellow zone, curfew at 10pm but what about on a glorious sunny Saturday afternoon?

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17/02/21 Inspiration , Life Style # , , ,

It was time to get out

It was time to get out

Needed to make a video for work but we could not face another Zoom window so we hit the road and had a great time along the way.

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13/02/21 Inspiration , Life Style # , ,

Saturday mornings were made for sport

Saturday mornings were made for sport

I love bringing the kids to their Saturday morning activities. It was how I remember my weekends – music and sport, friendship and learning.

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31/01/21 Inspiration , Life Style # , ,

5′:32 – Swingin’ on a star

5′:32 – Swingin’ on a star

Bruce Willis set his time limit for robberies based on songs back in 1991 (Hudson Hawk), but for a 5K I need a whole Mozart Requiem.

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29/01/21 Life Style # , ,

When the anchor makes himself the news

When the anchor makes himself the news

The hashtag #maratonamentana – the Mentana marathon – what the Italian news anchor on a La7 (channel 7) Enrico Mentana chose to cover the latest Italian political crises exemplifies a singularly heroic approach to something that should really be behind the headlines.

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21/01/21 Inspiration , Life Style

Living in a film set in Rome

Living in a film set in Rome

You don’t have to go very far in this unique city to find a film crew at work, whether it be a Tom Cruise blockbuster or an Italian mini-series. But have you looked for locations from the past?

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22/08/20 Inspiration , Life Style # , , ,

Top tips for online meetings

Online meetings present challenges yet also offer opportunities. How can we get the best out of this new way of working and what are the risks?

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26/04/15 Life Style #

Anderson leads England to victory

Anderson leads England to victory

Something I really miss not living in the UK. No cricket coverage in Italy and it is not always possible to get the radio either. So I make do with internet updates and tweets from the Test Match Special team.

James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.

Source: Anderson leads England to victory

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