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We’re On Holiday! Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

Dear readers, what, no blog this week!?! I once saw a hand written note taped to the door of a bar which read: Oggi il bar riaprira’ domani. Allora: Questa settimana il blog ricomincera’ quest’altra settimana! Yes, after ten years of continuous blogging we’ve decided that we’re going to take a break whilst we’re visiting…

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Paperwork – Part 2 Posted by on Sep 21, 2018

Here’s part 2 of the tale of my quest for a porto d’armi (dun permit). You can find part 1 HERE. Having obtained my two certificati medici (medical certificates) and my Diploma Di Idoneità Al Maneggio Delle Armi I must now pay a visit to i Carabinieri and present them with my rather impressive sheaf of…

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Paperwork – Part 1 Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

In my previous article ‘Living The Dream?‘, I wrote about the distasteful subject of corruzione and furbizia, and how these elements conflict with the concept that many foreign visitors have of the ‘Italian Dream’. Today, we’re going to look into another aspect of Italian culture that tends to leave ex-pats rather exasperated: la burocrazia (bureaucracy)…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole – Part 2 Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

Here’s is part 2 of our giallo (thriller) Il Dottore Delle Bambole. You can find part 1 HERE. Il giorno dopo l’arresto del Dott. Franco Sasso sull’isola di Montecristo, l’Ispettore Augusto e il Tenente Ciceri sono in ufficio a riesaminare il caso del killer seriale dello Strano Caso Del Corpo Irregolare. Ispettore Augusto: “Allora, Ciceri…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole – Translation Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Here’s my English translation for part 1 of Serena’s story: Il Dottore Delle Bambole Questa è la storia di una classica famiglia: mamma, papà e la figlioletta Gisella di otto anni. This is the story of a typical family: mum, dad, and their eight year old daughter Gisella. La bambina è molto intelligente e tranquilla…

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Il Dottore Delle Bambole Posted by on Sep 13, 2018

Questa è la storia di una classica famiglia: mamma, papà e la figlioletta Gisella di otto anni. La bambina è molto intelligente e tranquilla, a scuola è brava, e a casa spende ore nella propria cameretta a giocare con le bambole. Quando il papà torna a casa la sera, lei gli corre incontro festosa, a…

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Living The Dream? Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

Every now and then, inexperienced visitors to the beautiful part of Italy where I live tell me: “You’re living the dream!” A statement which I find difficult to respond to. I guess my instinctive response would be: “No, I’m living the reality”. But that would entail long and complicated cultural explanations which would, for the…

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