It started with a trip to the local supermarket.
After the young girl blipped my wine, cheese and crisps. She asked me if I had my pensioner discount card.
I politely asked her to repeat her question. It sometimes takes two or three attempts for me to translate Italian to English and even then I can make some fantastic mistakes and misunderstandings and confusion follow.
Do I have my pensioner discount card?
I quickly looked over my shoulder to see which old man she was talking to.
And then today I received this delightful E mail
I send them a very polite E mail.
Thank you for your kind E mail, however the cost of my funeral will be the least of my worries when I die.
May I suggest you contact my wife, Mrs Sensible. She is the worrier in our family.
Pecora (feeling remarkably healthy) Nera
I wonder if they will reply.
On a happier note, at my birthday party last week, we had a barbecue, drank lots of wine, sang and generally had a good time.