Last Wednesday was my birthday. It was an important birthday, because I have decided I am now officially old.
You can’t tell how old I am, because I have removed the candles. However, it is sufficient to say I am now old. Following my birthday I sat down with a glass of whisky and reviewed my life…
The conclusion I came too was, I am now old enough to have a badante (care giver).
In Italy it is almost a tradition to organise a badante for your parents. It is also much better than putting them in an old peoples home, which is also more expensive.
So now the search is on for a suitable badante,
Fortunately I am not as old as Jim, and like him, I want a badante who not only makes sure I am presentable in the morning, but I also have some euros in my top pocket for my glass of ‘medicinal’ wine at lunch time.
One of my friends has just informed me, that if I get a good lawyer, he will put a good case forward and the Italian state will pay for my badante. Happy Days
So while you in Bloggo Land and worrying about Brexit and Christmas, I am going to hot foot it down to the lawyers office and see what is possible.