Hotel Alexander Palme
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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 ...
... We noticed across the road and up slightly, of all restaurants, a Chinese restaurant! Straight away our taste buds zeroed in and we wished we had seen it before lunching. So on this return visit, Chinese was on our menu list and our taste buds!
It is so odd, having Chinese looking people, speaking Italian! Perhaps not so to Italians, in that they may speak with a terrible Italian accent, however to our ears, they sounded so ...
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 ...
... from a distance. Let me say this Craig is great at helping me achieve all my little goals/adventures and things to find in Italy. We did stop at Pienza, which was truly delightful – almost a little Pistoia with a lovely city square, great views and beautiful streets to amble down. A good village to live in we thing – easy parking, clean and friendly. We made contact with Silvia and then drove on to Ambra. This is the town we lived in for a week 6 years ago. Silvia ...