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Glaswegian guy walks into a baker's and sees a cake behind the counter. He asks the baker:"Is that a doughnut or a meringue?"The baker replies: "No you're right, it's a doughnut"Ee, theold ones are the best

Fri, 07/24/2009 - 13:45

Hi - we have been living in San Ginese, about 5 miles south of Lucca, in the lovely Compitese countryside, for a year now. Still amazed to be here, renovating a house which was barely habitable when we started and is just about habitable now.

Fri, 07/24/2009 - 10:50

OK, trying this for the first time - as a new contributor (though have been watching the old forum and start of the new community for a few months like a semi-committed soap fan) I'm trying to get the hang of the structures here - what's this memb

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 14:17

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Tue, 07/28/2009 - 15:59

We are in Lucca area and found free language classes through the local comune - it's a really excellent service, for stranieri, of any nationality,  based at the scuola media in Lucca, and in effect we've had free lessons for almost a year. The teachers are keen to keep classes going, and you are assessed at the beginning to determine the appropriate level for you. there doesn't seem to be a cut-off point - we're intending to move to the next level when classes start after summer.Depending where you will be living, the best idea would be to go to the comune (town hall) - also found local tourist info office helpful re phone numbers.

Sun, 07/26/2009 - 08:40

I think you'll find it was KC and the Sunshine Band.What's going on? And why is there a rash of Irish jokes in my introduction thread?anyone ever had curried custard?

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:55

Awfully sorry to mistake you for Yorkshire , what a faux pas! good point about the northern health professionals - maybe everyone's planning their escape.... 

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:49

Lived in Glasgow for about 15 years from mid-90s till last year- always loved it and managed to get away with being English since I come from the north, so that's OK apparently. Great place, full of creative energy, close to the hills, and people love words, wit, style and taking the p*** out of pretentious gits. Hmm, quite miss it actually.Haven't been to Garfagnana really - but fully intend to. It's great to have all these adventures to look forward to.I think your son needs to realise his responsibilities to his poor aging mother and get the tools out.

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:23

Hi Gerbillo - you mentioned Da Leo in Lucca - great place.Incidentally I'm a bit worried about you and DP being so-called health "professionals". Are you sure you don't need professional help from another branch of our revered service? You both seem a bit delusional. Diana Ross ... world tour...? There there dears, matron will be round with the medication in a minute.

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:15

Grazie for your good wishes - Sure is a warm swap! I'm almost (but just almost) missing that soft Glasgow rain. Not missing the baltic temperatures though.

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:06

In Edinburgh sex is what you put the coal in.Jinty you don't own a pub off Byres road do you?

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 06:02

Have been to Bagni di Lucca on previous holiday in Lucca - it's a lovely area - but would you believe haven't managed to get there the whole year we've been living here - heads down and focusing on the building work. Otherwise we forget and think we're still on holiday! But we're going to do some exploring and days out now - or research for  the B&B as I call it. So hopefully will be up your way soon.

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 05:51

Now look you two - you sound suspiciously Yorkshire to me. Either that or possibly the Midlands - Derbyshire or Nottingham or somewhere. Don't want to start the Warsof  the Roses again, (though I think you'll find that WE WONE) and I suppose we shouldn't be regionalist. My fault ofr starting a joke about accents - don't get me started on Edinburgh....

Sat, 07/25/2009 - 05:45

No objection to a rodent especially if she can sing like a Supreme. Happy to put you up on your first world tour girls, let me know dates and security arrangements.Now 2 other things: 1) I am not trying to imitate a northern accent (how very dare you) as I am a Lancashire lass born and bred.OK may have confused the issue by telling a Glaswegian accent joke - I'm only an adopted Glaswegian but my northern English accent is bona fide, though generally depends on who I'm with.2) Please note Lancashire Lass.