Monthly Archives: April 2013

Patience Gray,Saga and Lemons

We topped 30C ( 87F) today, I would love to say that is normal but it certainly isn’t. We have warm African Sahara winds blowing this way for a few days so the temperature is more August than April. Still … Continue reading

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A touch of IMU and Wasps

  The Imu house tax rumbles on here in Italy. Sr. Brunetta the Pdl leader of the second chamber has said it is a coalition deal breaker if it is not repealed almost immediately. He says at meetings he attended … Continue reading

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Driving, IMU, and Scorpions

I could probably dedicate a complete site to driving in Italy and I’m sure we will return to it at a later date. Until then I was sent this last night to illustrate some of the things you find as … Continue reading

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Driving In Italy

Drove down to Latiano this morning to pick up a brass bell to go on our gate and realised as I drove that I had not mentioned the delights of driving in Italy. I guess I am quite lucky that … Continue reading

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Post Holiday Blues, Scopa and Limoncello

We are having our patios re-tiled this week by a team of guys led by Pietro. How did his family know he would deal in stone and become tiler ? Come to that our electrician’s surname is Corrente ( current). … Continue reading

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Liberation Day April 25th

National holiday today to celebrate liberation on May 3rd 1945. So perhaps some historical context today  as the country heads out to family lunches. On April 27th 1945 at Dongo the 52nd Garibaldi Brigade of communist resistance fighters halted an … Continue reading

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Questions Answered

Just to prove I do read the comments kindly posted on the blog let me answer a couple of questions from yesterday. Gerard asks about the hated IMU tax introduced by Mario Monti  as a tax on first homes.  This … Continue reading

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