Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Europe > Italy
Reload this Page >

Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Old Mar 16th 2011, 11:19 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Anyone in Rome fancy meeting up tomorrow to hijack St Paddy's? Or to celebrate it if you're Irish! I don't normally celebrate St Pat's as a) I'm not Irish and b) I don't like the idea of jumping on the band wagon (especially when everyone in England flatly refuses to celebrate St George's Day), but this year I'm making an exception!
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 16th 2011, 11:21 pm
  #2  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Originally Posted by internationalbefky View Post
Anyone in Rome fancy meeting up tomorrow to hijack St Paddy's? Or to celebrate it if you're Irish! I don't normally celebrate St Pat's as a) I'm not Irish and b) I don't like the idea of jumping on the band wagon (especially when everyone in England flatly refuses to celebrate St George's Day), but this year I'm making an exception!
I've got craic withdrawal symptoms
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 10:14 am
  #3  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Ok then, anyone out in Rome to celebrate 150 years of this glorious nation instead?
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 2:21 pm
  #4  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Well it's nice to see you've all integrated so well into the Italian lifestyle of having no fun at all.
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 2:45 pm
  #5  
BE Forum Addict
 
Isakat's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,679
Isakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond reputeIsakat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Sorry, if I were 20 years younger and single, I would have joined you.
It is no fun sitting at home with a poorly child on my own while OH works and it is raining cats and dogs outside.
Isakat is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 3:14 pm
  #6  
The Original Red Head!
 
TestaRossa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Firenze, Italia
Posts: 4,982
TestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

IB - if most of my expat friends are anything to go by they are all taking advantage of the ponte and have fled the country!!
TestaRossa is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 3:35 pm
  #7  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Originally Posted by TestaRossa View Post
IB - if most of my expat friends are anything to go by they are all taking advantage of the ponte and have fled the country!!
Fortunately I'll be fleeing the country tomorrow for a sneaky UK power up, which will involve socialising. Unfortunately I have to return to isolation/Italy, whatever you want to call this place, on Sunday.
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 9:49 pm
  #8  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: rome italy
Posts: 257
giodafa will become famous soon enoughgiodafa will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

first you invite us out and then a few hours later you inform us you're leaving the country
giodafa is offline  
Old Mar 17th 2011, 10:13 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
internationalbefky's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Latina, Italy
Posts: 189
internationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really niceinternationalbefky is just really nice
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Originally Posted by giodafa View Post
first you invite us out and then a few hours later you inform us you're leaving the country
Leaving tomorrow! Could have gone to the pub today! Even in the rain (remember, rain can't pass through pub roofs)... never mind, I'll be watching England v Ireland on Saturday so that will more than make up for it
internationalbefky is offline  
Old Mar 18th 2011, 3:28 pm
  #10  
MODERATOR
 
Lorna at Vicenza's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Province of Vicenza
Posts: 18,965
Lorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond reputeLorna at Vicenza has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Originally Posted by TestaRossa View Post
IB - if most of my expat friends are anything to go by they are all taking advantage of the ponte and have fled the country!!
What ponte? There was no ponte here. We were all back at school and work today.
Lorna at Vicenza is offline  
Old Mar 18th 2011, 9:18 pm
  #11  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: salerno
Posts: 356
dina1965 will become famous soon enoughdina1965 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
What ponte? There was no ponte here. We were all back at school and work today.
That's because you're in the North ... most schools here have a long "ponte" . Today and tomorrow. Half the staff at work took the day off as well.
dina1965 is offline  
Old Mar 18th 2011, 10:45 pm
  #12  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: rome italy
Posts: 257
giodafa will become famous soon enoughgiodafa will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

No ponte here either, one of the smaller unions(school) decided to have a strike today, how convenient
giodafa is offline  
Old Mar 19th 2011, 8:46 am
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
indiebird's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: San Maurizio Canavese, Italy
Posts: 3,138
indiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud ofindiebird has much to be proud of
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

There was a strike here too so not all the classes were at school. My kids were okay though. Hub's work had a ponte though.....
indiebird is offline  
Old Mar 19th 2011, 7:45 pm
  #14  
The Original Red Head!
 
TestaRossa's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Firenze, Italia
Posts: 4,982
TestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond reputeTestaRossa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

It was a mix here - all the schools were off as it was a strike here too and the private ones took it as a ponte. The next holiday (after Easter) in June is going to be a ponte for our school too! As they don't even celebrate all the holidays it's quite a change for us and I'm not moaning!! Yesterday was gorgeous too so I'm glad we weren't in school!!
TestaRossa is offline  
Old Mar 26th 2011, 3:50 pm
  #15  
Forum Regular
 
MrsTeapot's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 206
MrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond reputeMrsTeapot has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Viva Italia and top o' the morning to you...

InternationalBfk: If I were you I would join Couchsurfing (online) as there are tons of Romans wanting to meet for coffee and socialising. Its not all about staying on couches. There are also local group meets and as well as you organising individual ones.

Hope this helps!

Mrs T
MrsTeapot is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.