Located some 60 km NNW of Naples in the Campanian province of Caserta lies the medieval town of Roccamonfina, cradling the slopes of an old stratovolcano, considered extinct since its last eruption was at least 50,000 years ago.
Roccamonfina is famous for its cuisine based on chestnuts and funghi porcini; Penny Buns or Boletus Edulis. With a basal area 17.6 km in diameter, twice the size that of Vesuvius/Monte Somma, the main cone was originally more than 1800 m high before it was destroyed about half a million years ago.
The tape had this one layer that was a right bugger to remove.
Once it was, I walked through into the living room, and sat down more or less in the middle of the room.
I was sure nobody could hear me, so I thrust my legs together (in a inverted-'V' arc) and began winding tape around my ankles, figuring I'd only use two layers per area.
Whilst tying my legs, the tape kept splitting into small sections, which was annoying as it wasted tape.
The urge took hold, and I put on my trailers/runners and ran across the garden and into the garage.
By the end of the 20th century, the United States dollar was considered the world's most dominant reserve currency, and the world's need for dollars has allowed the United States government as well as Americans to borrow at lower costs, granting them an advantage in excess of 0 billion per year. However, the U. dollar's status as a reserve currency, by increasing in value, hurts U. exporters. The Dutch guilder emerged as a de facto world currency in the 18th century due to unprecedented domination of trade by the Dutch East India Company. However, the development of the modern concept of a reserve currency took place in the mid nineteenth century, with the introduction of national central banks and treasuries and an increasingly integrated global economy.
So sorry to hear about Gillian B's very untimely passing. My mum and her new boyfriend had just left the house, and my brother was upstairs listening to music.
I never met her, but I was a great admirer of her work,and if you haven't read any of her stories I urge you to check out the archives here and the web site Restrained Tastes. Our last roll of wide masking tape had just run out, and I knew there was another one in the garage.
By the 1860s, most industrialised countries had followed the lead of the United Kingdom and put their currency on to the gold standard.
At that point the UK was the primary exporter of manufactured goods and services and over 60% of world trade was invoiced in pound sterling.