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

Siamo qui ... Ciao a tutti !

BananaGio Wed 13-Mar-13 12:21:17

marking place. Ciao

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 14-Mar-13 07:00:52

Spotting Rosa this morning on pasta thread and Gio t'other day has prompted me to pop in and say hello.

S'me Buch. Won't be around for long/much. Came back to MN last week after a 3 mth break and tbh, didn't care for the angst and negativity you find yourself getting all involved in straightaway. Wanted to say ciao to you guys though and hope you are all well!

Rosa Thu 14-Mar-13 07:52:18

Waves madly... Well come in and see us when you want. I just avoid the negative stuff but Franca can't resist wink smile. hows things going in your neck of the woods?
so chaps new pope then.... New government next or is that hoping too much?

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 14-Mar-13 08:14:36

I think we'll probably be better off without a government at all....we seem to be ticking along no? grin

I did get Handsome Swain to vote Grillo though. <preens> And this is a man who <whispers> has been known to vote Tricolore thingy in the past shock My work here is done. grin

Francagoestohollywood Thu 14-Mar-13 11:02:17

Oh I do apologise for the negativity, unfortunately I do live in Italy and can't help it grin.

Rosa, Filmon is back on showing some channels but only a few!!!

MerlinScot Thu 14-Mar-13 12:36:21

Hello everybody, I backread the last posts on thread #25, yes it is unnerving the government situation!! sad
New Pope and.. yes I hope new government soon.
Wish they could stop throwing their toys out of their prams and start to work for Italians wellbeing straightaway!!

Rosa, yes it is still snowing here and yes I'll have the huge fun that I'll be the one packing up!! Fortunately I will be for one week in Italy (first one of April), and I hope to show Bella Toscana to DH, so I also hope to have a break from all the madness study-work-move!

@Franca, I would have said "I was born in Italy and we are permeated with negativity since our birth" LOL I think positivity died in the 1960s in Italy :D

Rosa Thu 14-Mar-13 13:34:34

I have just put the heating on ...And bad mamma I diddn't put hats on the dds this morning so will take them with me when I go to get them....DOn't think we will get snow - not showing it on the forecast but there were right about the temp drop ! Oh packing for a move how I love it ...NOT... Just seen a friends house its one of those ones that they get to rent for life , not commune / council something else - they won an apalto. Its huge and light and airy and I want it...Her hall is the size of my sala!!
HAve to go out now and I think I had better find the gloves !...
On a non PDL/ 5 Stelle Berlusca note .. I have bought moulds for cake pops and domani I am going to make some !!!

BananaGio Fri 15-Mar-13 08:25:33

How were the cakes Rosa? Thoughts on new papa anyone? Was quite something to hear the bells. Took a cab into the centre as had a night out and all the way round to piazza risorgimento near the vatican the roads were empty and people were running towards san pietro. I debated stopping off but the thoughts of vino overuled that.

BananaGio Fri 15-Mar-13 09:13:38

Oh and meant to say NGT welcome back and stay! Ignore the negative threads. Easy to say I know. I remember a few months ago DP found me on the balcony drawing deeply on multiple cigs and downing wine while muttering darkly at the Ipad due to some godawful thread and He Had A Word With Me regarding the effect of MN on my sanity.

spaghettina Fri 15-Mar-13 20:05:24

hi, just marking my place. Been really busy recently

Please stay, former-Buch! I am moving to the "arse end of Italy" permanently this summer and will need some hand-holding, I swear!

spaghettina Fri 15-Mar-13 20:06:42

Sorry, that meant to read, Been really busy recently and was wondering about your reactions to the new papa etc but no time to post...

Rosa Sat 16-Mar-13 06:47:52

Have to say it was an interesting evening when the new pope was elected but to be honest he is going to have to do some MASSIVE changes before I get impressed with the Catholic distrubuting some of the wealth in the right places... However I wonder if he will actually be allowed to make changes .
The cake pops its all in getting the right amount of batter in the thingy and knowing when they are cooked... Think I have it sorted but the actual machine would be easier I think...
Last weekend the dds woke at 8 on sat - bliss today 6:30 what have I done differently?????

ValentinaVestitaDiNuovo Mon 18-Mar-13 13:38:55

Hello Everybody first post here. Is this the current tread?
I hope it is allowed I wanted to link to my post in the Lone parents. Looks like is not getting mych response and I thought that you may help me to spread ...the love :-)
Here is the text of my message:
carissime, sto cercando mamme single italiane e spagnole che vivono a Londra per scambi, amicizia, incontri ed anche per illustrare un progetto al quale sto lavorando. Get in touch! Dear italian or spanish single mums I would like to hear from you, in particular if you live in London, for sharing experiences, friendship, play-dates. I will also like to talk about a project I am working on. Do get in touch.Besos
And the link

Rosa Mon 18-Mar-13 14:03:09

No problem however most of us on here right now are in Italy... However hope you find some more mums, sounds a lovely idea.

Madonna ma quanto pioggia? It hasn't stopped all day . i left minirosa with a neighbour this morning when I took dd to school then came back and took her. Rain I can cope with, wind I can cope with but insieme.., Blimey. Minirosa has to walk about 200m with 1 bridge. She had , boots long coat, mantella and brolly. Walking behind me as the wind was frontal she still managed to get a wet leg!!! Other mums were having to change the kids on arrival. I am going to get her with long waterproof trousers for her..
Was thinking about the costa Romagnola for Pasqua anybody been??? Thinking San Marino, then mirabilandia / italia in minatura. However, weather permitting. Pleased that that there will be neve in the mountains and we had been asked to go but I will need to buy everything for the girls and a few things for me / dh ..its too much of a spesa I think hmm

ValentinaVestitaDiNuovo Mon 18-Mar-13 17:46:32

thank you Rosa. I see you are more a community based in Italy than the other way around.
Ok... but if you do have friend in the uk pls give them a shout
It has been a truly horrible winter all over... sad!

Francagoestohollywood Mon 18-Mar-13 18:15:32

Hi Valentina, like Rosa said we are now all in Italy, hope you find some more people to your group, sounds like a great idea!

Yes, miserable, miserable weather. I wonder if it'll ever stop.

Rosa, the riviera romagnola is lovely, go for it! The countryside around San Marino is stunning and the food is great. Also, it is very nice to visit the castello di gradara, which is said to be the castle where Paolo and Francesca fell in love. If I remember grin

Francagoestohollywood Mon 18-Mar-13 18:16:42

if i remember well... sorry lots of mistakes, but I am cooking dinner grin

Rosa Mon 18-Mar-13 21:00:21

I worked down the southern end below Pesaro.. Pensa my colleagues who were in Cattolica / Riccione/ and Rimini were complete cows - they were out clubbing etc never invited me I did every sodding transfer on Sunday as they were probably too tired.... Thing is I was too new to say anything plus the only straniera amongst Italians... bad season that one!!!! I went to Gradara and San Marino but can't remember much. I think if we go it will be a last minute thing weather permitting. i reckon we will find a hotel . Well vediamo.
Its stopped rainingthank heavens but the wind is cold.....

Francagoestohollywood Mon 18-Mar-13 21:15:12

Che antipatici!!
Yes I reckon it won't be a problem finding a room, there seem to be lots of vacancies this year, in fact I have been playing with expedia a bit for the 25 april ponte and found some great offers!

BananaGio Tue 19-Mar-13 08:34:18

another one in Italy Valentina sorry. Good luck though.
Rosa - nasty people! Hope you get something booked. Never been to that area but would love to visit.

MerlinScot Tue 19-Mar-13 11:42:28

Ciao Valentina,

I live in UK but first I am not a mum, second I'm not single, third I am living in Scotland at the moment and even though I'll move south I am not going to live close to London anyway. If someone is interested I'll post your link somewhere else....

Hello my dear ladies, so DH is moving first... he received the news yesterday, he starts his new job on March 25th... while I'll be stuck here until mid-May ;(

It is strange because despite I always lived on my own abroad, I am sure it will feel strange to live alone again ;(

Rosa, my family used to go to the costa romagnola on holiday when I was a toddler, so my mum kept telling me things about it... and we booked a holiday in Bellaria when I was 23, just me and her... It was a while ago though.. Beaches were horrible but better in the Riccione area.. Sea.. LOL a guest from Rome used to say every morning "abbiamo fatto colazione, siamo pronti, adesso annamo a farce un bagno in quella monnezza che qui chiamavano mare!!". I didn't want to translate that :D

I didn't find anything exceptional in the Italia in miniatura... But I liked San Marino a lot, it is just a problem you have to park down and then you have to walk up the hill... How old are your children?

Mirabilandia is a lot of fun but again.. it depends how old your children are... If they are in the range 6+, the place will be brilliant for them!

MerlinScot Tue 19-Mar-13 22:07:23

I came back to post something that will anger you all... The MS5 is "imbrattando" the FB pages of the Italian expats in UK with their ads!! 'aderisci al movimento 5 stelle in Inghilterra'.
But are these people for real?? How can they think people will adhere to their cr@$#<%?????!!!?!?
Someone has to stop them!!

We should make them understand that many Italians in Uk couldn't care less about Italian politics!! Grrrrr very verrraa angry!!

Rosa Wed 20-Mar-13 06:31:06

March to May- Merlin thats a long time , will you be able to go down at weekends or is it too far?.( the few times I went to Scotland the roads go on and on and on and I recall you said you are on the coast)
Thanks for the feedback on costa Romagnola I think we will really wait and possibly do a last minute simply as the forecast is not that hot in rain not that we expect sunbathing weather!!!
I get lots of expat in Italy , adverts on my mumsnet pages they are really putting a spoke in the works the M5S lot and its getting nobody anywhere. DH is a follower but even he made mutterings of quicker to get a pope than sort out the which I replied well you vote helped grin can't put his reply on here it referred to the last 2 premiers and the things they have done!!!,

BananaGio Wed 20-Mar-13 07:42:51

Think that makes me angrier than ever with the rest of the politicians, that they have been so poor that we have found ourselves with 5 stelle as an option. Lol at the Roman guest Merlin. must have been bad if someone who's local sea is Ostia can say that! Keep checking in here when dh is away, we will help you cross the weeks off.
Papa? So far like him. Obviously we were never going to get someone who would come in and start handing out condoms and conducting gay weddings as this is the catholic church but seems to be some encouraging messages coming from him. Early days though.

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