Monday, 20 July 2009

Chuckles all round





Chuckles all round in the bar this morning at the headline in the papers ' Nun fined for 180 kmh Pope mercy dash'. A motorway police patrol pulled over a Ford Fiesta clocked at 180 kmh ( 112 mph) to find a 56 year old nun at the wheel with two fellow nuns aged 65 and 78 in the back. Their excuse was that they needed to be at the Pope's side after he fractured his wrist : 'I know you shouldn't drive so fast but the news of his Holiness's injury has made us truly anxious'. The driver was fined €375 but she is appealing on the grounds of a state of necessity. Anyone who has ever encountered the weaving trajectory of a car full of nuns on Italian roads knows that what they lack in lane discipline and driving skills they more than make up for with the absolute certainty of a providential guiding hand. The lawyer who took on the nuns case recently defended a priest stopped for drink-driving on the grounds that the communion wine he sipped at four consecutive masses pushed him over the limit.Only in Italy!

There is a breeze this morning so the two boyz are out and about helping (hindering) the work in the fields. The young olives are developing rapidly on the branches and it should hopefully be a good crop come October. We were also delighted to see that the pomegranates are forming at a rapid pace - we've never grown pomegranates before so for us this is quite exciting.




3 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

Bene!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Cute story.

I can't imagine growing pomegranates. But imagine it would be delightful. I'm always excited to see the first ones come into the grocery stores here. I love them in salads and with yogurt.

Lynn

shane rocket said...

the last photo is GREAT! the wind whipping their hair and ears back! good luck with those crops and LOLfunny with the nuns....