Still No Summer

Well our ferryman  bringing summer only stayed a day and tomorrow normal service is resumed and we go back to rain and yet more rain


We head off to Paestum ( just down from Salerno on the West coast ) this week to meet up with our son so will blog from there when we arrive.

With this weather it is little wonder it is much quieter here this year. Last night the bar in Galante normally full of foreign tourists at this time of year was empty neither foreign nor North Italians in attendance . One felt quite sorry for the staff sitting around.

On the radio this morning the D.J. had a guy from Il Meteo the weather website and was asking him what had gone wrong with summer this year. Missing was the best he could come up with. Unstable conditions since April it seems due to the Balkan low. Boy we have a lot to blame them for.

Well Rory won the Open by a couple of strokes bur what a great day. Sky Italia actually had great coverage for a change. Golf is not high on their list of key sports and they tend to go to advertisements just when things get interesting. Normally one is on the edge of the seat as the player needing to make a putt steps up to the ball and off they go to a load of promos for their various shows. You return either with the player looking dejected or elated but you never see the putt. However we were even treated to the closing ceremony this time.

We pay €49 a month for all the sports channels, all the series like Scott and Bailey, The Good Wife, Throne of Spades, Broadwalk Empire, The History Channel etc and all the News channels. I have often looked to stream stuff in on the computer and then play it on the TV but with internet charges here so high and restrictive in terms of downloads it is cheaper to have Sky at the moment.

Spotify are now in Italy and Spotify premium is €9.90 a month so we have plenty of music as well.

What a lovely piece of music and did you see the conductor’s face as they went into the intermezzo, the pure delight on his face. I have never seen someone enjoy it so. He is Lim Kek tjiany an Indonesian Chinese and the orchestra is Taiwanese.

Well I’m off to celebrate Rory’s win. See you in Paestum.





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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