Friday, 20 March 2009

And then it snowed

Having moved the hibiscus plants out of the greenhouse in the belief that summer was here we now are suffering an arctic cold . The winds are making the shutters shake on their hinges and we have had sprinklings of snow. I chose yesterday to give the boyz a haircut and they are decidedly unhappy with the cold blowing around their exposed nether regions. Wilf has made three separate forays into the fields but has returned very quickly.

We discovered something quite amazing today. Italy is the only country in the EU that doesn't have unemployment benefit. With a debt level that is greater than GDP the government has said there is absolutely no chance of any money being set aside to help the unemployed in this downturn.Now I understand why the family is so important here.

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