Monday, 30 March 2009

Morning! Polish Lowland Sheepdog hinting that it's time for (another) ball game

The 'Foxy Knoxy' murder trial continues to dominate the press here with its tantalising mix of drugs, sex, violence and the antics of the pretty American defendant. As one of the defending attorneys is also an MP the proceedings have to be held at the weekend so she can attend to her parliamentary duties.After the Saturday hearings the Sunday papers in Perugia have acres of salacious coverage of the previous days testimony. The latest twist is that a tramp claims to have seen the two young defendants together 'arguing' outside the murder scene when they claim to have been safely tucked up in bed in a different part of town. The most lurid discovery this weekend is that the murder scene has become a tourist venue and person or persons unknown have broken in and stolen the victims mattress and curtains. At any gathering around here the trial will eventually slip into the conversation. Locals appear fairly evenly split between the view that a nice young couple like that couldn't do such things and the opposing view that they are drug crazed soiciopaths. Whatever, a murder is a fairly rare event here in Umbria and the press will continue to milk it for all it's worth.

Weather has turned beautifully mild although it's a little wet and windy. This means that the builders will not show up until the skies have turned blue again.

1 comment:

Amber-Mae said...

Hi there guys! Nice to meet cha both. You two are such loverly fluffy dogs! Oooh, I'd love to play ball with you!

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer