Little Italy 26

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Rosa Wed 13-Mar-13 12:11:17

Siamo qui ... Ciao a tutti !

Merlin, I agree, I lived alone for a quite a while before meeting dh and moving to the UK, but now it feels very weird to be alone when dh is travelling. But we'll keep you entertained in these long months! smile!

Well, the trend of the votes coming from Italians who live abroad is quite different from the national one. The PD and Monti did very well among Italian expats, Berlusconi and M5S not that well. Possibly because people living abroad are more used to serious politicians and not buffoons (sp?) like those 2. Therefore the m5s might be trying to recruit new voters from expats, now.

The Pope. I am an atheist, but he seems likeable and he has chosen the right name, Francesco is a great saint. And I agree with GIo, we can't actually expect him to be too liberal, after all grin. Speriamo!

We are going to Puglia for the easter holidays!

MerlinScot Wed 20-Mar-13 13:35:14

@Franca, che bello, Puglia!!! smile

Papa ok for me too and we can't pretend liberalism from the Catholic church cough cough

Franca, Gio and Rosa, thanks for your lovely words!!

re: italian expats, I guess that staying abroad gives you a different perspective and we're not 'polluted' 24/7 by Italian Tgs etc etc. Media are the balance for success nowadays and what we receive from Italy..well it is unfiltered news hehe smile So agree that we see the Buffoon of Genoa as he is (Maybe he can inform us if he wants to be allied with the Buffoon of Brigadoon, i.e. Salmond.. nice couple they would be! smile )

Rosa Wed 20-Mar-13 14:16:17

Don't think I would get dh to puglia somehow...are you driving/ train/ flying? Had to get minirosa from materna as she had a febbre ..she has had a doze and seems ok ..warm and with a leggera sore throat...will see what happens later..now she wants toplay indovina chi so she is not that ill...

We are flying. I am now hoping the weather is decent. Do you know what? It has been raining all day here, and the weekend is expected to be super wet. A shame, as dh wanted to take ds to the maratonina di milano.

Rosa, dd also has a bad cold, sore throat and tosse, but no febbre. Fingers crossed!

Yes, that's it Merlin. But also can you imagine British politicians insulting eac others or making maschilisti comments like Italian ones do???

giveitago Wed 20-Mar-13 21:37:16

Franca - UK politicians do insult each other - horribly. UK is more corrupt that people think but just done less openly.

BTW - my dh expat voted grillo from the UK. I think he sort of regrets it now as Grillo, in trying to get the country's political class over a barrel, has got the entire country over a barrel. Not so good.

Hope you ladies all doing good.

LakeDistrictBabe Wed 20-Mar-13 22:29:41

giveitago, I do think UK politicians insult each other but have you seen anyone beating the others up or using shoes as in the Italian Parliament? I doubt it...... ;)

Pssst it is Merlin changing the nick.... ouch still having issues with that nick. People should get a life. Anyway, it is still me....

BananaGio Thu 21-Mar-13 08:19:03

was watching the budget yesterday and the combination of the "yah boo sucks" braying from both sides and the oft repeated "for people who work hard and want to get on" left me ready to do someone some damage. Am in despair with politics on both sides. Soundbite bollocks and no substance in the UK and utter madness in Italy. And it's too early for me to be getting so wound up!
Hi Giveitago- hows things?
Franca I want to go to Puglia! Its been years since I went and love it there so much. Whereabouts are you going there?

Ya boo sucks is nothing compared to the froci, sfigati, cesso, terroni etc etc I have heard in the last 15 yrs!!! Not to mention the recently acquired "vaffanculo", it makes mi miss andreotti! (joking of course re andreotti!)

Gio we are going nr Martina Franca, in fact Spaghettina I will go and check it out grin

Ds is going through yet another phase of being oppositive (does this word exist?) with sudden changes of moods. I am exhausted, sorry to be venting, but I am a bit depressed by everything.

Anyway, buona primavera a tutti, the sun is shining, which always makes everything better for me!

BananaGio Thu 21-Mar-13 10:40:28

poor you Franca, is everything else ok or is it just the joy of children? Sun is shining here too and yes it makes everything seem better. Just had a 5 min break on my balcony and can even feel some spring warmth in it. meno bloody male! And yes you are right re the politici of course. DP has been heard to say he misses the old days of the DC on occasions then he quickly has a word with himself! But still, it is hard to think they were worse than what we have at times. Get thee to the spiaggia in Puglia at Easter and all will seem better anyway.

Rosa Thu 21-Mar-13 11:45:36

Ds = Hormones ???? Tough time I guess. How is your back btw? Yes spring is here today without a doubt. I keep looking at the previsione x pasqua and thinking will we go or not . I guess we will decide MOnday / Tuesday time. Mind you Puglia and a beach sounds very appealing .

Minirosas febbre seems to have vanised but she is talking as if she has a sore throat but she hasn't---- Hang on I posted about dd1 with this a few weeks ago ..off to check the tonsils !!

Rosa Thu 21-Mar-13 16:38:33

Scarlattina ....... At lunch she started itching on her arm had a look big red patch and another on her leg . Diddn't go after 2 hrs. Took her and doc did a tampone ( am never going to be able to get her in there again after that.) 10 days of antibiotics ( f***k) since coming home her febbre has come back.. She doesn't seem to have it badly though . Oh well see what happens with dd1.

Scarlattina shock! I keep hearing children ill with scarlattina, poor minirosa!

Gio, it's a mix of angst re the dc (mainly ds), the doom and gloom of the italian situation, and bad weather. But it was gorgeous today, so feeling a bit more up.

Rosa, yes, certinly hormones and growing up, but deffo ds has quite a complex personality grin

Rosa Fri 22-Mar-13 10:19:43

The Italian situation there is nothing you can do until you are asked.. e.g voting again or whatever . They just have to get on with it stupid as they all are . Avoid any political program / debate etc , don't read the newspapers and watch crap daytime tv ! DS you seem to be giving him lots of support and help , which is all you can do . I dread that phase as I do not have lots of paitence and I know that without a doubt 1 or probably 2 will push all the buttons ! Lets hope that it is a brief spell with ds and he opens up about his concerns.
MInirosa seems fine today but she had febbre last night. God keeping her in domani as well is going to be hard . I also have 2 cakes to do . The cooking bit I am not worried about as any bugs will get killed in baking. But when it gets to the decorating stage .... I think I will leave it until sat pm when she will almost not be contagious (sp) anymore.... That is as long as she doesn't have febbre in which case its longer. I do think its mild though as she has only a few red patches and have found that aloe vera gel put on them takes the itch out.

LakeDistrictBabe Fri 22-Mar-13 14:54:16

Hey ladies, will go down with DH for one week, first week of his new job, let's cross fingers, won't be around for a while.

Tired of reporting MS5 on Facebook, they're spamming every single page of any group with their stuff. It is just depressing. Weren't they complaining about Mr. B. spamming the media, what are they doing now?
I guess to stick to their beliefs was to ask them to walk the moon....

Rosa, scarlattina? Ouch sad Hope miniRosa will soon get better smile

Franca, hope weather could cheer you up smile

BananaGio Fri 22-Mar-13 20:43:49

Franca watch Crozza. He's on fire! Will put a smile on your face watching him doing a Battisti song with Napolitano and Bersani smile. Rosa is right, there is nothing you can do until the time comes very shortly to vote again! Re ds also dread the hormonal phase but agree that you always sound like you are giving him loads of support so again my useless advice is all you can do is hang on in there!
Hope the scarlettina doesnt come to febbre Rosa. Good luck in the Lakes LDB!

Yes, you are absolutely right, but honestly, how can I stay calm when we are on the brink of a default? grin

I will deffo catch up with Crozza, I missed it this Friday because we had friends for dinner. I bought meat directly from a producer and I made a marvellous arrosto.

You know who I miss? Corrado Guzzanti, he's missed in times like these!

Ds is doing the maratonina with some school friends (under the rain...) and dd has gone to a theatre matinee with my parents. I am still in my pj, it is wonderful to be able to take it slowly on sunday morning once in a while!

Rosa, how is minirosa? Have you decided what to do with the cakes?

Btw, ds run 5 km today and he is now pretend playing football jumping on and off the couch. Help grin

Rosa Sun 24-Mar-13 18:44:16

Probably adralin rush..well done for the run. Its rained all day here but we had a festa just round the corner and even took minirosa for an hour. pasqua looks a complete wash out for going somewhere..so now looking for ponte di 25 maggio!!!! Girls are happy as they want an Easter egg hunt ( in a 80m2 flat yeah right!!!,)

BananaGio Mon 25-Mar-13 07:34:10

Your ds sounds like my ds Franca! We have whole football programmes played out in our flat "è sempre lui! Il capitano Francesco TOTTI segna contra Parma...... Adesso andiamo a San Siro per il derby di Milano" etc etc all in v high pitched squeaks and we go through all the serie A fixtures.... All acted out with sliding tackles, dramatic saves and badge kissing and fingers to heaven etc etc. and then on saturday the vecchia maledetta from 2 floors down came to complain re the noise. Hurrah!
Which long range forecast do you guys use? My parents are out from next weekend and am trying to work out weather but I get a different outlook on each site i look at.

Rosa Mon 25-Mar-13 07:59:51

Gio every one I look at is bad... Eurometeo, il meteo, 3b meteo weather channel... Its chucking it down and I have wimped out of goingto the butchers as it looks like aqua alta ...with rain and wind...minestrone for supper then!!!!
I don't think I could cope with ongoing calcio I am not a fan in the first place!

Yes, pretty much the same Gio, only ds is Buffon or any other Juve player hmm grin

Our fav meteo has to be 3bmeteo. It is freezing here today.

Rosa Mon 25-Mar-13 14:59:26

Its been bloody snowing and hailing as well as rain and wind. i crossed 3 bridges and they were skating rinks and I had timberlands on!!!!! it seems to be only raining now so hopefully it will all wash out... It was dangerous ..Cold, foul, yuck yuck .

I know, it is a pain!

Gio will you vote for the primarie of the mayor of rome?

So, what are you all planning to do at easter? What will you eat?

BananaGio Tue 26-Mar-13 20:24:59

can I vote?? I didnt think I could??
Re Easter parents out on Sunday hurrah and re eating - a rather nice cake I got from our deli, lasagne and lamb I think. You guys?
Commento sul Knox retrial? Ho visto che ci sono i soliti commenti contra la sistema italiana sul sito qua..
Hows the tempo your way?

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