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Forum: Al Fresco
Aug 13th 2011, 12:54 pm
Replies: 3,108
Views: 216,147
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Moans, groans, grunts and wheezes...

:thumbup: The only exceptions I would make are mothers with no family support who are unable to afford childcare, and they are are the only exceptions. Even if work is part time, it's still work....
Forum: Italy
Jul 27th 2011, 10:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,471
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: C-Sections, delivery, no pain meds? Advice?

To throw in my two pennorth as someone who had both kids by c-section - in the UK - the first an emergency after 24hrs and the second initially elective, then, as it turned out, mandatory, recovery...
Forum: Italy
May 25th 2011, 3:18 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 10,377
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Exchanging pounds to euros

Why don't you open an account here?? Maybe I've missed this somewhere a long the line but I can't see why you wouldn't.:)
Forum: Italy
May 25th 2011, 3:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Lira coins

I know this is an old thread (well -ish) but if you have the chain of Centro supermarkets near you they also still accept Lira!!! They have a sign on their door saying so!! :)
Forum: Italy
May 25th 2011, 3:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Cardboard Packing Boxes.

I'm assuming from your second comment that you found them. They were cardboard though. As I don't know what you need to pack in them I can't say if they would work or not. Otherwise try a local...
Forum: Italy
May 25th 2011, 2:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 869
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Cardboard Packing Boxes.

Ikea sells packing boxes that can hold up to 30kg each. Don't know if that helps. We used them in our last move and they are still going strong. :)
Forum: Italy
Apr 14th 2011, 7:45 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Moving Goats to Italy?

Also look up the website/blog Goat Berries. Michelle who runs the site keeps goats down in Calabria and while all her goats are Italian she will almost certainly know who you should contact for the...
Forum: Italy
Apr 4th 2011, 7:05 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,903
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Info wanted on Tuscan move on children's playgroups and education!!

John, I have a good friend who is now over in Le Marche but she lived in Lucca for many years and I believe found the people in the centre to be like you describe them. She loves the town and does...
Forum: Italy
Mar 19th 2011, 7:45 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By TestaRossa

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...
Forum: Italy
Mar 19th 2011, 7:38 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,903
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Info wanted on Tuscan move on children's playgroups and education!!

Sorry, I forgot to say - at the moment I think there is only the French school and the American school that offer IB. I could be mistaken but I doubt it.:)
Forum: Italy
Mar 17th 2011, 3:14 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,880
Posted By TestaRossa

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!! ;)
Forum: Italy
Mar 16th 2011, 9:36 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,903
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Info wanted on Tuscan move on children's playgroups and education!!

The thing is Florence is a one off....touching large pieces of wood and anything iron...in the 4 plus years I have lived here I have had no trouble with walking late night in the streets in the...
Forum: Italy
Mar 16th 2011, 7:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Expat run B&B in or around Lucca

Ah!! I don't know any in the area you are looking at but I know someone who runs one up in Piemonte, Diana Strinati Baur - if you google her she should come up under her blog "A certain simplicity."...
Forum: Italy
Mar 16th 2011, 6:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Expat run B&B in or around Lucca

I have to ask - why??! :)

As in why expat run??
Forum: Italy
Mar 16th 2011, 5:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,903
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Info wanted on Tuscan move on children's playgroups and education!!

Dani E, we are in Florence. There are 100's of schools here to choose from, state and private plus a private French school, soon to be an international school teaching English, French, Italian and...
Forum: Italy
Mar 5th 2011, 6:57 pm
Replies: 1,408
Views: 246,401
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: The Comfort Zone. Favourite food, drinks, where to buy, and recipes.

3!! I can just about manage half of one these days! They are way too sweet for me now. Can you still get the toffee and mallow ones? They were my favourite..I've just polished off a packet of...
Forum: Italy
Mar 5th 2011, 6:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: A neewbie purchasing in Tuscany!

I have used a firm here in Florence called Legale Studio Mastellone. The owner is English/Italian and was brought up in London. They are an International firm so may well be worth contacting as they...
Forum: Al Fresco
Mar 5th 2011, 2:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Drink Card

We have one of those here. They say they will charge you 25% extra if you don't eat what you take - it's not just sushi but a buffet too. So far it hasn't happened but then I rarely eat so much that...
Forum: Al Fresco
Mar 5th 2011, 2:14 pm
Replies: 308
Views: 21,819
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Whatya Reading??

Patty - telecom always ring me and ask when I'm going to pay the bill. I give them a date, if I can (if it's after the payment date) and then let them know on line I've done it. They seem very happy...
Forum: Al Fresco
Feb 27th 2011, 8:12 pm
Replies: 8,130
Views: 653,196
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: HAPPY HOUR

Thanks! I also realised where I got this idea from - I used to use the forehead strips with my kids and on them if the 37 heats up then they have a fever because they aren't as accurate as in the...
Forum: Al Fresco
Feb 27th 2011, 7:35 pm
Replies: 8,130
Views: 653,196
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: HAPPY HOUR

Really?! Seriously, not taking the piss, do you have a link for that? Even in the UK I was told 37 was a raised temp. Not 36.5 but 36.8 and above I always dose my kids with calpol...:)
Forum: Italy
Feb 27th 2011, 7:27 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Trying to source a kids climbing frame

I've learnt the hard way that when you need to get rid of something fast and you want it to go to a good home it's better just to give it away! I'd had it nearly 10 years anyway (it has a lift time...
Forum: Al Fresco
Feb 25th 2011, 11:28 am
Replies: 129
Views: 20,515
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Italian 'customer service'

Same thing happened to us Indie before we caught on and forced the kids to stand up even if we were leaving! We ordered coffees at the bar and ice tea for the kids - went to pay and they wanted...
Forum: Italy
Feb 25th 2011, 10:05 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,013
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: ITALY IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

That's funny! :rofl: One of the most famous cricket grounds is called The Oval! Obviously not a cricket fan!

Here, if there is room, there is always a five-a-side pitch in the square next to the...
Forum: Al Fresco
Feb 25th 2011, 9:24 am
Replies: 44
Views: 12,044
Posted By TestaRossa

Re: Flying Question

Okaay.....I've not been on for a couple of days then....wonder why?:p

duffer - go stuff yourself down a deep dark hole - anyone who isn't Liverpudlian and supports the scouse scum needs his head...
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