Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mal Di Testa

or headache in English. An excellent lunch out in the countryside on a day that turned out to be sunny and 16C with almost no wind. Quite perfect but perhaps a little too much wine and the grappa seemed such … Continue reading

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Lunch out Lunt

A line above from Brideshead Revisited a favourite book of mine as well as a great ITV mini series from 1981. He tells his scout Lunt he will be eating out rather than in his room and sets off : … Continue reading

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Savelletri , A day out at the Seaside

Savelletri is a small fishing village some 25kms from my house on the coast just north of Torre Canne. Inland from the town is the now very famous US$400 a night Borgo Egnazia which is modeled on a typical Puglian … Continue reading

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Grab a Coffee or Beer in Martina Franca

I promised you a few places where you can enjoy a break from either shopping or sightseeing in Martina Franca. These are not in the historical area ( centro storico) as I find they are just tourist rip offs. Martina … Continue reading

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Martina Franca Market Day

Wednesday is market day and the crowds flock into town for the event which runs from about 8 a.m. until 1p.m. It occupies a large part of the town and most major roads are either closed or snarled so if … Continue reading

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Vowels and Consonants and The Italian Language

Well my daughter picked up my error in referring to the two p’s in Cappucino as vowels not consonants. And me a Countdown fan when in the UK ¬†where contestants pick vowels and consonants ¬†randomly and then have to make … Continue reading

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Last Bottle of my Own Vino Rosso

A sad day today as we are tonight to drink the last bottle of my own wine and will have to start buying wine until November . Those warm days seem a long way off though today is 15C with … Continue reading

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