As the summer comes so my thoughts on my daily walk turn to snacks. As the heat increases I start to plan my stops at various roadside cafes on the route. So today I started to look at how those cafes were getting ready for my passing by over the next few months. Now in the hot months I walk in the early morning and so I am looking for breakfast as I walk . So the first cafe is for fresh green figs

Green Figs


and they are coming along well by the looks of them , probably about a month away from being ready . These lean over the wall ( with a little help I must admit) and so are clearly fair game . They are very succulent and some of the best on the walk so this is a special tree.

Oh, the roadside grass verges down here never see a hint of insecticide

No Insectacide


Walking on I come to the next stop and within two weeks by the looks of them these will be juicy cherries. You might need to click on the photo.



Now there are quite a few great fig trees on the walk but halfway around is …

Public Loo


These Italians think of everything don’t they. So a walking song or actually the title means to fly, to sail, to walk .

Our leader Sr. Letta is turning his attention on how to save money to pay for the tax cuts he is planning and has turned his eye on to the €91M the taxpayer gives political parties each year. The idea of the money was to stop the need for funding by special interest groups and companies. However in their esteemed wisdom when the MP’s were voting this gravy train in all by themselves they decided that it would be ungentlemanly for the taxpayer to ask where it was being spent so it is unaccountable. Unsurprisingly loads and loads of the money has been happily trousered by the politicians and spent on yachts, school fees, houses, ski resorts, fast cars and even faster women . Of course because they had trousered this cash the politicians being a practical lot went out and sold their souls to every and any special interest crowd they could find. Well they had to didn’t they ! Any way it seems the party might be finally over but again this really is turkeys voting for Christmas again isn’t it.

Personally I am in favour of a petition on the White House website calling for all politicians to wear NASCAR / Formula one style driver suits with all the logos of their sponsors clearly on show. So when a Sebastian Vittel , he of the never knowingly passed by my team mate variety, stood up in parliament  with Red Bull all over his suit and said a rival “energy” drink caused heaps of side effects we would surely have a clearer idea on whose side he really was on.

It rained today by the way

Still going strong at 88 is our Jane.




About hereinpuglia

Retired to Puglia after some 40 years in the travel industry working for P&O Lines, British Airways, Alamo rent-a-car,Abercrombie&Kent, owner of Quest Tours and Travel and finally with Thomas Cook North America. Married to Geraldine we now have a small house with too much land near the town of Martina Franca in Puglia. Two kids one married and living in Hong Kong and the other single and living in London. No dogs, no cats no animals.
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