Bologna

I’m a bit of a luddite to be honest. These days, the term ‘ luddite’ describes one who is opposed to new technology. According to Wiki, the Luddites ‘were a social movement of 19th-century English textile artisans who protested – often by destroying mechanized looms – against the changes that they saw as dangerous and likely to change their way of life’. They were right of course. New technology meant industrialisation and the loss of their artisanal jobs through mechanised looms that could do their jobs faster and, more importantly, cheaper. That isn’t exactly me – I need this technology; my fear stems from the fact that I don’t know how it works. When I was growing up ‘telly’ was technology, and that worked by walking over and turning it on by pressing a button…

So how do I find myself in Blogville in Bologna in Italy?

The call came, via Twitter and the Emilia Romagna tourist board (of which more later), and I, wanting to know more about the region, answered. A couple of email exchanges later and I was in, and now I’m here, in a tower, in a converted old building with views over the terracotta tiled roofs (or should that be ‘rooves’?) of Bologna. Tasty. The only ask is, as the name suggests, I blog… about Bologna, my experience here, the food, the cars. I’m happy to. It just may take me a while to work out how to do it. I’m just working out how to upload my pics of the roofs (if you don’t mind. I think ‘rooves’ is right, but looks all wrong). Here we go…

No we don’t. My pics on my camera are especially large (12MB) as I need biggies for when I take them for an article I’m writing while I’m here. Trouble is,  I can only upload pics up to 8MB. Thinks…

OK, that’s enormous but, as I said, I’m a bit of a luddite when it comes to technology…