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Sunday 9 November 2014
Let's start with the CONFESSION, Not private, anyone can read this!
Twelve days ago I could hold out no longer and I emailed my dearest Dad asking for his help?
We had been away from home just over six weeks, eaten many cuisines in many regions and I was missing, guess? Vegemite, yes indeed and peanut butter!
It wasn't that I didn't think ...
... in ‘12s’, meaning they could only have 12/24 or 36 priests at a time. Nowadays only 4 are left so wtf???..... Italy is having trouble attracting clergy also but this was a closed community. We saw the various cloisters and the priests had to pray in the church for 10 hours a day and then spend the other 14 hours in their rooms. Whilst quite spacious – their food was served through a little hutch. Not a life for Lina (or ...
... The fried rice, only lightly fried, not brown, with only egg, peas and prawns added...no shallots, no bacon. It was a different taste than the fried rice at home. We finished with a Chinese tea which cleansed the palate and left our stomachs and our taste buds, very satisfied.
We then, parcelled up, descended the Funicolare to our parked Fiat for the hour and hour trip home.
It was another great, memorable day out.
Tuesday 4 November 2014
A Big Day in Panicale....for two reasons!
Firstly, I visited Mara, the ladies hairdresser in the piazza. Thought I wanted regrowth and trim?
Picture shows new Sue back in the piazza enjoying morning coffee. I put it down to "lost in translation", ah, it's Italy!
I must say it was definitely the "quietest" visit to a ladies hairdresser I have ever experienced.
Mara speaks no English ...
... about 15 minutes away where there is a giant Prada outlet store. Lovely clothes, bags, shoes etc but so very expensive. Even though we can get 30% discount off with cousin’s daughter – we have decided against this. So then we decided to ring and drop in on my Zia Nanina – which was lovely although she is consistently dominating in a sweet manner. Still raining we came home to cook our own dinner for a change. Our home is warm and cosy and hopefully the washing will ...