Monthly Archives: November 2010

Snow at last!

(I was going to title this one The Italian Bureaucracy Part III, but I figured my readership may fall off sharply with the constant whinging!  Anyway, I AM going to write about the most recent episode of the Permesso di … Continue reading

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Lucca and the long lost relatives

Before I get into the long-awaited news of the relatives (well, it’s long-awaited for Puccetti family members reading this anyway!), I want to tell you about Friday morning’s little excursion. Chris woke up in the early hours of the morning … Continue reading

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They just don’t build ’em like that anymore

6 days since my last post! No, I haven’t run out of things to say, it’s just that there is so much to see and do around here and I’ve been concentrating on the “see and do” instead of the … Continue reading

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Let’s go for a walk (lots of pics!)

With a break in the weather yesterday, Chris and I decided to pursue one of our favourite past times: walking.  The kids were at school so we decided to walk down the hill to Bagnone and visit them briefly (and … Continue reading

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More bureaucracy….

I feel as if I may be boring you all with my account of the weather here, but coming from Adelaide it’s just so novel to have rain! Boy does Tuscany do a good storm though. We’ve had thunder and … Continue reading

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The first day of school

A memorable day began with a memorable “incidente”.  The boys were expected at school this morning at the special time of 9:30. We were all excited, and ready to leave the house with plenty of time to spare.  I’ve mentioned … Continue reading

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The infamous Italian bureaucracy

No matter how good the food, how lovely the people, how breathtaking the scenery……..every country has it’s bad side.  For Italy, it’s the bureaucracy: ridiculous, disorganized and inefficient to the extreme. (Before I get into this long account of bureaucracy … Continue reading

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