Tag Archives: Life in Puglia

Addio Italia

Firstly Sir Basil Metabolism writes from The Setting Sun Retirement Home, Rorks Drift Road, Exmouth to castigate me about my spelling of Exmouth which I erroneously typed as Exemouth. He tells me he has had  young Subalterns horse whipped for … Continue reading

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Siamo Due. Solo Due perche?

We are two. Only two why? After 36 years of marriage we still like to pop out for a meal just the two of us. This to Italians is strange behaviour . In many restaurants it flummoxes them as they … Continue reading

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Driving, IMU, and Scorpions

I could probably dedicate a complete site to driving in Italy and I’m sure we will return to it at a later date. Until then I was sent this last night to illustrate some of the things you find as … Continue reading

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Fasta to the Pasta

Until I came down to Puglia to live pasta to me came in packets from the supermarket and whilst I had seen pasta makers in the shops they looked complicated and seemed to require a certain amount of effort.  The … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming

In Spring Italian men’s fancy turns lightly to the thought of no not love as in the Tennyson poem but strimming. Not for us the dawn chorus to herald spring but the whine of one hundred strimmers firing up and attacking … Continue reading

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Puglian Easter and Other Thoughts

We are in limbo today awaiting the real Easter which starts tomorrow. Yesterday was processions, fasting and fish meals. Tomorrow we entertain a large Italian family here at Casa Jones with my homemade pasta and then lamb for Easter. On … Continue reading

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Lunch out Lunt

A line above from Brideshead Revisited a favourite book of mine as well as a great ITV mini series from 1981. He tells his scout Lunt he will be eating out rather than in his room and sets off : … Continue reading

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