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  1. Digger


    I've just checked my can and the red tube fits OK as well. Perhaps you have an oversized tube or an undersize nozzle?
  2. there is Bentley with a British flag on the back I see sometimes Perhaps it's Dame Helen Mirren, she has a place in your neck of the woods.
  3. Unfortunately active Puglia Possonians (?) are a bit thin on the ground now. Only a few of the regular site visitors seem to contribute. Quite a few of the original members from 10 to 15 years ago have now moved on. However occasionally some useful information can and does get passed on so it's always worth a try if you need any advice or info. Important to be specific about your location, each town is really a self contained entity so for example Ostuni based builders and tradesmen tend to only operate more or less in their immediate vicinity.
  4. Hi, I saw the programme and the photos you posted previously. Looks like you had a good team doing the renovations. Hope everything is still looking good.
  5. Change of subject from Beans to CUSTARD. Eurospin do a dessert called Crema alla Vaniglia, sold in packs of 4 for 99c (also a chocolate one as well). Had it with Christmas pudding and mince pies, 2 minutes in microwave - perfect. It is no different to the tins of Ambrosia custard I usually get from British Corner Shop.
  6. No intention of returning to UK, nothing there has improved since we left 15 years ago. Love Europe but NOT the EU.
  7. Could have been arranged before Christmas but not now ..... sorry.
  8. Does this count as one of the 5-a-day recommended intake of vegetables ? http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2019/12/27/marijuana-home-growing-ok-says-top-court_229e5b31-e781-4084-ad98-a379f77e4929.html
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    I went to a bullfight in Spain a long time ago with my family when I was about 15 ......we only stayed about 5 minutes and left in disgust. Regarding Ringo ..... I loved the remark John Lennon made when asked if he thought Ringo was the best drummer in Liverpool ..... "He's not even the best drummer in the Beatles!"
  10. Yes, we got some of those as well, long shelf life so put a few packs in the fridge.
  11. Eurospin in Ostuni has KIPPERS, never seen them here before and knowing Eurospin they will probably never stock them again! Just had them for lunch ...... perfect.
  12. Not to everyone's taste but if you are near Ceglie Messapica the GARDEN RESTAURANT is having its usual Drag Queen evening. I went a year or 2 ago, the place was full, food was good, service excellent and apart from me everyone enjoyed themselves. I suspect you will have to book in advance.
  13. Yes there are similar coffee liquors but as far as I know Tia Maria is the only one with Rum and Vanilla as well. I finally managed to get a bottle in Ostuni at Enotica Asciano, an upmarket shop specialising in chocolate, christmas gifts, wine & spirits etc. All the labels were in English and the distributor was Allied Domecq (part of Pernod group) in UK , seems like it is at least 9 or 10 years old then !! According to Wikipedia a Tia Maria with a Baileys Irish Cream is called "an orgasm" hey ho !! !!
  14. Tomorrow (Sunday 8th Dec) is Ostuni antique market in and around the public park in the centre of town. Previous years the December market has always included quite a few Christmas craft stalls selling decorations and gifts.
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    The Hunters

    We found that jumping up and down, shouting a few choice anglo saxon words and the mention of Caribinieri tends to make them back off .
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