Has everybody got their decorations up? I'm feeling guilty!
Two nights ago a gecko appeared in my lounge. It stayed high up on the wall and I couldn't reach it even if I were brave enough to handle it. Yes, I know they are quite sweet, eat mosquitoes, etc and it only scares me when it moves!
Hope you are all having a great ferragosto. What's everybody doing? I'm having a quiet day at home with my dog.
I live in a city centre, second floor apartment so I don't get much bother from creepy-crawlies, which is just as well, as I'm a city lady who is terrified of them.
I thought it would be fun to find out what everyone is reading at the moment. I'm reading "Julie and Julia" in English and a bio of Rita Levi Montalcini in Italian.
Are people interested in the UK election where you are? Here everyone is fascinated by "Bigotgate"!
Is anyone else addicted to those pocket chocolate espresso things? Just wondering....
Can anyone else see a beautiful new moon out there? Made a wish?
I agree with Gaia about the lentils. They are essential to your fortune in the New Year. And you must wear red underwear to ensure a happy love life in 2011!
Yes, it's true. I regard this as a nuisance as I don't have a car.
I've no experience of house buying here but wanted to say "Welcome". I can only agree with Gaia - there are crooked people in every line of business, everywhere. Please don't let this experience spoil your dream. Pat
I can only say that if you ask anyone here in Modica when it is opening, they laugh!
Well, just in case this info is of any help to anyone: When I first came here I had E106 cover for nearly 2 years. When that expired, the comune said I was entitled to Italian cover as a permanent resident. Then I got a job and they didn't know how to classify me. By this time I'd been here 5 years. But the man in charge of health at the Comune told me to go to the Comune Immigration office and ask for a certificate of permanent residence - Attestazione Di Soggiorno Permanente Per i Cittadini dell'UE under Articolo 16 del Decreto Legislativo no 30 del 6/2/2007. To my surprise, this was issued with no bureaucratic fuss. Then I went to the Health Office and was, again with no fuss, issued with a libretto of permanent health cover. I did have to show a work contract, though. Pat
I should have thought that the people who can tell you are the Dept for Work and Pensions in the UK. I also suggest looking through posts on this site.
A terrible case and most of the Italians I talk to are fed up with the constant media coverage, too.
I like it, Phil. Left a comment there. Pat