Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Milanese Pet Hates - Part 5

Again, one that won't be limited to just Milan - The queues in Italian supermarkets...

Italians don't get the concept of queuing like us Brits do. We may not be the most patient of people - but we more patient than the average Italian in a queue if you ask me! - we queue in order, people rarely get away with pushing in, and we don't normally have to queue for very long. Especially not in supermarkets. It doesn't matter what time of day it is or how many people are queuing, at my local supermarket there are never enough check-outs open. Look out for the vicious old sciure* too, creeping up RIGHT behind you!! Standing in a queue back into one of the aisles, hungry, is the last thing I want to do after a day in the office...

*sciure is milanese for 'signore' (as in the plural form of 'signora', the singular form in milanese being 'sciura')

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My Milanese Pet Hates - Part 4

From the series: The Dangerous Life of a Pedestrian in Milan

People who park their cars on pedestrian crossings.

I would say that there must be a law against this, but being in Italy it doesn't make a blind bit of difference... Friday morning for example, at a crossing there were cars parked at both ends, meaning I had to weave even more to get to the other side of the road. I seem to be risking my life every morning just by walking to work, and it's really starting to wear a bit thin now...

Una canzone al giorno - settimane 17, 18, 19

I've had a busy couple of weekends (last weekend I was in Luxembourg, the weekend before in Nice) and unfortunately the blog's been neglected... Let's sort that out now!!

Here are the songs I've been listening to over the last three weeks:


Lorella Cuccarini - Sugar Sugar
Heather Parisi - Ancora tu
Raffaella Carrà - Ballo Ballo
Mina - Non Credere
Gianni Morandi - In Ginocchio da Te
Massimo Ranieri - Perdere l'amore
Bobby Solo - Una Lacrima Sul Viso

Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters - Semplice
Roy Paci & Aretuska feat Pau - Giramundo
Meganoidi - Meganoidi
Povia - Mia Sorella
Il Genio - Tutto E' Come Sei Tu
Tiromancino feat. Elisa & Meg - Nessuna certezza
Gino Paoli - Senza fine

Paolo Meneguzzi - Vero Falso
Jovanotti - C'è Bisogno di te
Gemelli Diversi - Cosa Vuoi
Daniele Silvestri - Strade di Francia
Max Gazzè - L'amore pensato
Riccardo Sinigallia - Il Nostro Fragile Equilibrio
Io,Carlo - Per Caso