Just a Quickie

Von Goethe the German novelist and poet said that ” A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days “. I reckon what he meant was rainy days and boy do they continue down here in Puglia.  I appears that this might be the last one for about a week but it is going out in some style.

Not sure if the mast is underwater but there was no internet this morning and so no time to blog . Still it is Sunday the day of rest and lunch around the corner beckons.

Just quickly on yesterday’s post I meant to add that the big difference between Italy and the UK is that you must pay in to get out. If you have been mostly unemployed or working black then you receive €500 a month and that is that. The gravy train starts once you have worked for a period of time. The safety net in Italy starts and almost finishes with the family. only when they are unable to help does the State step in.

Many of the suicides last year as the Crisis deepened were older folk who felt they couldn’t keep supporting their unemployed children anymore. Certainly the Italians around us that we know with unemployed kids feed and clothe them and provide pocket money and often a car as well. The State is not involved in any way. Many prefer it that way as it keeps them off the radar as it were, which is how most Italians especially in the South like to live

On the skirt debate I was watching this last night and from a male point of view probably ends the debate !!

Apparently my mother was a great jitter bug dancer during the war. Looks exhausting to me.



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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