Tag Archives: Italian Life

Shut the Gate

There is a truism in Italy that you ignore at your peril. Never, ever fall out with your neighbours . However if you happen to be foreign and your neighbour Italian. Then it is a rule rather than a truism. … Continue reading

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La Ruota della Fortuna

The wheel of Fortune. What an apply named programme to talk about the latest twist in Italian politics. Sorry readers but yes I am sitting on a beach in Penang Malaysia enjoying some evening sunshine at 6 p.m. The temperature … Continue reading

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Of All The Gin Joints

This week’s stormy weather have had another undisired effect. The plastic screen I had put up a few weeks ago had blown away and the tenants from last year had again quickly moved in. They are hornets or calibrone as … Continue reading

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Book Worms

The EU pushes out all kinds of information at who knows what cost but the latest is book and newspaper reading. Less than 50% of Italians have started or finished a book in the last month compared to 78% of … Continue reading

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Frustazione

No prizes for guessing the title above in English. 50% of English words derive from Latin and 98%of Italian words derive from Latin so the old comedy sketches with the English tourist adding an ‘o’ to everything he says  in … Continue reading

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Lampascione ( Tassel Hyacinth Bulbs )

You may remember if you are a regular reader that last week I spent an hour or so digging up bulbs in a field not far from my house.  Now lest you have suffered sleepless nights and worrying days wondering … Continue reading

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