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Hi there Got a bit of field which needs cutting about twice a year.  The cost and hassle of getting someone locally to do this means that we are considering getting a 2nd hand quad bike and flail mower and doing it ourselves.

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 06:19

Many of you will already know this via the Facebook site "Preserve and Promote a Peaceful Marche" those that don't an

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:31

My Burgon and Ball spade and fork have arrived in Italy having been sent by Capital Gardens who were happy to ship them out for about £20.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 14:49

I've just received several emails from telling me my membership of several groups on this site has been accepted. Has a mod woken up or am I being spammed/phished/f**ked???

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:55

Came across this: those who need a fix of the Abruzzo high places when

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 09:23

having just looked at some fab photos of Rifugio Franchetti in Abruzzo, I'm formulating a plan to visit some/all of the refuges in my area of S Marche/Abruzzo. There are several problems with this:1. I'm about as fit as Bernard Manning was2.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 07:38

Thanks to whoever it was who recommended this book. A beautiful and elegiac account of old ways of life in the Ligurian mountains. Without being at all sentimental

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 18:51

Trying to set myself up with XE currency exchange.

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 14:19

I advertise with a well-known website specialising in owner-led rentals all over the world. I’ll call it X I had an email on 7th July from a prospective customer (Y) asking for dates which were already booked.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 09:55

I need to get some wood in when I'm over in September.

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:13

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Answer to: Quad bikes
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:57

Thanks all.  The deed is done.  Angie and Sebastiano you are invited to a viewing 2nd half of June (fingers crossed!)And anyone else in the vicinity of course.....

Answer to: cut flowers
Sun, 04/21/2013 - 17:07

probably any flower shop can help with notice.  there are 2 in Comunanza

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 15:59

I've never done it but Canadian friends who spend 3 months in Italy from September always lease a car. Not the same as car hire and that's all I know but you might want to look into it.

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 06:39

what we need is a new form of politics, and given that Italy's system of Government is so broken, perhaps Italians could take the lead.  interestig review by David Runciman of the above book in the Guardian yesterday (sorry don't know how to insert a link using a Tablet)

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 05:59

Whilst I agree you don't want them taking over everything, they support a lot of wildlife and that's my excuse for avoiding the thankless task of eradication (which you won't ever achieve anyway)

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 08:17

thanks seb i'lldrop'em a line

Answer to: Buonasera!
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:30

In one of the Abruzzo blogs (may have been this one I came across a wonderful description from the mid 19th century by an English traveller about the transhumance in  Abruzzo (or "the Abruzzi" as they seemed to call it then).  Best of all, he was travelling by horseback and with a little terrier! I don't have the document to hand, it's on my bookshelf in Italy, but you may find an Abruzzo resident will come along in due course. I'll go and look you book up now.  I have a special interest in italians' experience of WW2 and am always looking for more books on the subject

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:42

Thanks Sebastiano - a trip to Santa Vittoria for me then!

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 05:53

you DEFINITELY need a good one of those. And probably a lawyer. Don't know the Italian system but in the Uk courts and tax aythorities routinely look behind the paperwork to ascertain the actual position. Just because a contract says someone is working as a freelance doesn't mean that will be accepted. If actually the coditions are such that they look like an employee, then that is what they may turn out to be. I use antonio del gaizo who has offices in uk and italy and understands both systems.  his advert is above

Fri, 01/04/2013 - 13:06

Grazie Marco Cercavo l'immagine che puoi vedere cliccando l'indirizzo nel mio primo messaggio I was not searching for a copy of my avatar, which you correctly point out is the symbol of the Sibillini National Park. ciao alle belle Marche!