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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Only half a portion and no Parmesan
    Lol - since returning from holiday we'd not had the chance to do any shopping, so had none. That situation has since been rectified!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Pictures - or it didn't happen!
    Ha - took loads (both in France and Italy), so will be posting a thread in the Gallery section later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Since returning from Italy, the weather's been fab... Currently 20C, nice and dry and sunny. More al fresco dining later and drinking some of the vino we brought back!

    First pasta at home (homemade tagliatelle al ragu), since enjoying it many times in Italy, showing that Del can do it just as well as the Italians!



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    Italian food and vino enjoyed outside in the warm sunshine - how do you tell where the holiday ends and home life begins? I was going to suggest the difference is nice scenery and foreign accents, but you live in Wales, so it's not even that
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

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    And Al's right - that portion needs a bit more piling on
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ha - took loads (both in France and Italy), so will be posting a thread in the Gallery section later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    And Al's right - that portion needs a bit more piling on
    Lol... Is there a risk of someone coming and stealing your food from in front of you? Otherwise, why pile it all at once onto your plate?

    That is the British way: rather gluttonous and which encourages waste. If you want more, you can always take it from the pot (where it's being kept warm), or serving platter, after you've finished what's on your plate. *That* is the European (and Italian) way - and which helps prevent waste.

    Learn to take time to enjoy and savour your food, rather than gulp it down like gruel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Italian food and vino enjoyed outside in the warm sunshine - how do you tell where the holiday ends and home life begins? I was going to suggest the difference is nice scenery and foreign accents, but you live in Wales, so it's not even that
    Ha - too true

    We've brought back so many goodies from France and Italy that it won't be hard to replicate the eating (and drinking) experience here, especially while the lovely weather prevails and Del is off work (she still has another two weeks of her holidays left), and we intend to make the most of it!

    She's also got family coming over to visit from Germany on Saturday, and it's forecast for Sunday to be a scorcher, so there'll be plenty of al fresco dining to come!

    Some of the booze haul, unloaded from the Brabster, when we arrived home:



    You couldn't get that lot inside a suitcase when you're flying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ha - too true

    We've brought back so many goodies from France and Italy that it won't be hard to replicate the eating (and drinking) experience here, especially while the lovely weather prevails and Del is off work (she still has another two weeks of her holidays left), and we intend to make the most of it!

    She's also got family coming over to visit from Germany on Saturday, and it's forecast for Sunday to be a scorcher, so there'll be plenty of al fresco dining to come!

    Some of the booze haul, unloaded from the Brabster, when we arrived home:



    You couldn't get that lot inside a suitcase when you're flying!

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    Ok you’ve persuaded me, I’ll come for a couple of glasses of wine
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    Lol - I counted just under 200 bottles in total of wine, aperitifs and spirits, once the car had been emptied!

    Loads of major bargains.... That's one of the main reasons why we travel abroad by car, so we can bring back loads of goodies to enjoy at home, not just food and wine, but nice things we see for the house, often from local markets in various towns and villages, but also to enjoy the lovely scenery and tour around, which you can't do on a plane.

    So when are you popping down? We'll need a hand to drink it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - I counted just under 200 bottles in total of wine, aperitifs and spirits
    When's the party?


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