Ciao tuttiI had an enquiry this morning from a client wishing to bring furniture over from the UK to Sicily.
Our friend was stopped by a policeman yesterday in her car.
Hmm. I'm terribly sorry about this post, partly as it makes me look disorganised and rubbish. Basically, I agreed to help someone move house in the Appignano area, on 26 April. My diary for that day reads: "Appignano removal, Teresa".
My mate Neil is about to drag the van and I up to Obi, in order to puchase a concrete mixer. But he'd much rather buy one second-hand, for obvious reasons.
Buongiorno Are there any members of forum living in the Civitanova/Morrovale/Montelupone/Potenza Picena sector? While I'm very aware that one's social network should be extended primarily into the local community I have a slight dilemma.
Goodness. In an effort to prove to the world that a motoring journalist can change its spots I just started a food writing blog, with a tenuously Italian twist, given current Marchegiana residence.
Hope all's well.
Phil's delivering furniture and stuff again. Leaving Le Marche Oct 16th to the UK, returning 21st.
When booking flights via Ryanair, I found that departure from some airports are cheaper than the others. I'm going back to the UK next week and the cheapest flight from Ancona (single/one-way) is about €200 excluding taxes.
My post regarding business website building has been deleted. Apologies for not knowing the rules. Tsk!Tsk! Naughty corner for thee...
How wonderful. One's attention is diverted for a wee while, and in that time Italymag Piazza becomes an indifferently-spelt bar-room brawl. And then the YouTube hugs waltz through the door like a wonderful gift. How trippy and brilliant, as is the Free Hugs thingy. Mind you, I reckon we could bring the whole thing strangely full circle by watching the mega-viral YouTube phenomenon of Fenton the deer-mental dog. It could almost be a scene from a Richard Curtis film. Linky thing below for the very few who haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsb5HH8m24Y&noredirect=1
At this rate, my van will be up for sale soon, and I'll be out of business. Until recently I'd have laughed at the idea of filling up in France or Austria before piling into Italy. But I do it now. There's a Welsh crew that occasionally runs a Sprinter between Pembrokeshire and South-East France on chip oil, and famously boasted of doing the trip for seven quid. I'm beginning to see the point. Perhaps I should rejig my business plan with the use of an Ape at its core...
Berlusconi and wife Veronica in downtown Rome stop in front of a shop. Belusconi exclaims: " Veronica, my darling, look here. Pants 20 Euro, Shirts 17 Euros, Leather coats 55 Euros. Take a look! Can you believe that they are talking about the inflation and crisis due to the Euro! What inflation? What crisis?
If you find yourself amongst the mad crowd in Lungomare Nord (Civitanova town), the place to go is a little place called Chalet de San Marco by the beach. They have their own little fishing boats which carry the catch of the day. Hence, if you order something from the menu which their fishermen didn't get, they can't serve it to you. That's how fresh their seafood seems to be. Although most restaurants along the beachfront are pricey, San Marco is good value for dosh. The right time to go is week days. Weekends are difficult. Crowded on the beach and nowhere to park your car. Also, it's worth ringing them up for reservations as they can be full quite quickly. Locals tend to use them as well. Their details: Lungomare nord 62012 - Civitanova marche (MC) italia tel: 0733.775746 Hope you have a nice time. Joy
Hurrah for ItalyMag. Teresa has been in touch and we are back on track. We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Int' t'Internet brillyant…
A seriously foolhardy Mancunian mate of mine is strangely (and possibly fatally) addicted to an allegedly magical liqueur called Strega. He is running short of supplies and has asked for my help. I can't find the damn stuff in the retail outlets of Civitanova Marche. Does anyone among the Marche chapter have a lead?
…have got yourselves sorted. If you haven't, I'll be in the UK between 17th and about 28th Feb, entering at Dover, doing a big loop via Dorset and Herefordshire, the midlands and Yorkshire, then back down whence I came. I'm pretty full on the way up now, but the downward leg has some space on it at the moment. Running similarly during the back end of March, also. Happy packing Phil
Well, we bought softwood for interior use - floor joists, stuff to make doors, that sort of thing. You MUST be able to get tanalised timber here - although Annie Hawes' mates in Liguria would probably coat softwood with diesel and be done with it. I guess the Italian would go something like: legno trattato sotto pressione, contro humidita. That should get the message across. If not, Kingsland Sawmills it is!
I'm the last person who should be saying this, but: look out for a decent legno place, and go wangle a trade discount. Softwood is one thing we've sourced well here (Cellini Arduino, just north of Civitanova Marche for any Marchegiani interested. You need to have the time to have philosophical chats with the gaffer, old Dottore Cellini, but it's worth it for the experience). Shouldn't be any need to ship that out from the UK. It's more the things made out of wood, like gates and fencing etc, that seem to be better sourced oop north. Oh, my client was very happy withthe insulative properties of his higi-tech foil, by the way.
…but if not, my van will be leaving Le Marche on 15th Feb, bound for the UK via France. There's a little space left on the upward leg, and some on the downward run (about 1st March). The next run will be around mid March. Drop me a PM if you need help. Auguri, Phil White.