Monthly Archives: August 2014

Passata

Our neighbours ( they of the grandchildren from hell fame ) have been up since 6 a.m. making passata the tomato sauce so loved by Italians and down here in Puglia very often made by hand. My water man Mario … Continue reading

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L’Estate Collasso

The summer collapses is the headline today. There hasn’t really been much summer to be fair but August has been hot and the past two weeks have been very warm especially in the evening and at night with so little … Continue reading

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Naughty Naughty

The Italian press have been having a field day with the arrest of a Frenchman and two Frenchwomen found in the ancient baths at Pompei having a sex romp while trying to re-enact the raunchy frescoes on the wall . … Continue reading

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Goodness Gracious Me

First we had Justin Timberlake’s wedding here in Puglia but he is about to be eclipsed in a big way. Enter UK based Indian billionaire Premod Agarwal. Premod is in iron ore in a big way. A Bombay boy he … Continue reading

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Doggone

As the Americans would say, Puglia which has been nosing ahead in the abandoned dog statistics ( get the headline ?!) has now jumped way ahead of every other Italian province. We now have more abandoned dogs than anywhere else … Continue reading

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Tempa Rossa

But first a little celebration as today up the driveway went the grandchildren from hell still screaming as their hapless parents drove them away. Twelve weeks stay in 2012, four weeks stay in 2013 and now just a six day … Continue reading

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It’s All Grik To Me

There are nine towns around Otranto that form a small region called Grecia Salentina. In this area the dialect is called Grik and ¬†an ancient Greek landing here today would have little trouble understanding what the locals were saying. One … Continue reading

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