Apart from the appearance of flowers on the almond and cherry trees in the neighbourhood you can tell spring is here because I'm gradually discarding stuff in order to ride on the Vespa. Slowly, I'm getting rid of the chunky sweaters and thick gloves as the weather gets warmer.
I was wondering if I'm entitled to combat pay as a scooter rider. If you consider that every year 1600 - 2000 people die and up to 30,000 (3000 odd left disabled) are injured in traffic accidents then it seems more dangerous than being a US soldier on duty in Iraq.
Now this is what I need. A Vespa with some serious attitude (and a bazooka for the next idiot who pulls out in front of me). LOL