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This is Italy when closing down

This is Italy.

1) I close my electricity supply. Pay the last “closure invoice”. Then they claim I have not paid one single bill. So I had electricity all this time and now you say I have not paid one bill? I do not even bother to answer.

2) I close internet, pay the last bill and return the box. Now they claim I never returned the box and have two more years to go. Just sent them a mail when and where I returned the box and do not bother to answer them anymore. The most ironic thing is that I have a new pre-paid internet solution from the same company and it is open even if I do not answer the old claims.

3) I close the water supply. They took my mailadress to send the last invoce. No invoice comes, but lots of mails of other things. Soon will arrive a mega invoice with late payment rates ecc. Will only pay for the consumtion part and not bother to answer them at all.

Most italians contact lawyers and start a battle, or some pay because of fear. I do not give them attention because after a year they stop harrassing automatically and I have paid everything. It is better to put the evidence burden on the company.

Closing down all fixed contracts because intuition telling me that with 2024 mayhem on its way, they will press money from contracts you are locked in. Better to have as little as possible to do with these companies and pre-paid to be free.

Summer fires in Sicily – Common sight these days

Fires during the summer happens everyday and planes going back and forth to get water from the sea is a common sight these days. Most fires are started by the locals here as many do not understand that the soil is very dry and fires also moves under the soil and can start in totally different part later even if you extinguish the fire. People throw out their cigarettes from the car and creates fires by the roads and people burn their soils under high risk periods of the year. Last year we had to start a fight with our neighbor to make him understand that we do not want him to burn his soil during the summer time as he can not control the fire. We had to threat him with a police report to make him stop. This year he has not started a fire….yet.


Br?nder under sommaren h?nder varje dag och flygplan som g?r fram och tillbaka f?r att ta upp vatten fr?n havet ?r en vanlig syn dessa dagar. De flesta br?nder startas av lokalbefolkningen h?r, eftersom de inte f?rst?r att marken ?r v?ldigt torr och br?nderna r?r sig ocks? under jorden och kan b?rja p? en helt annan plats senare ?ven om du sl?cker elden. M?nniskor sl?nger sina cigaretter fr?n bilen som skapar br?nder p? v?garna, och m?nniskor br?nner sina markar under h?ga riskperioder p? ?ret. F?rra ?ret var vi tvungna att br?ka med v?r granne f?r att f? honom att f?rst? att vi inte vill att han ska br?nna sin jord under sommartiden eftersom han inte kan kontrollera elden. Vi var tvungna att hota honom med en polisanm?lan f?r att f? honom att sluta. I ?r har han inte startat en eld …. ?n.


Francofonte – Face Facade

Francofonte is a cosy mountain town just 30 minutes fron Catania, on the road towards Ragusa. It is called Francofonte, which means From the Source, because it was one of the few towns where the water was free and not taxed. In the center you can also find a very special building with many faces in the facade. Each face has a different expression. The town is also located in one of the orange districts in Sicily.


Francofonte ?r en mysig bergsstad bara 30 minuter fr?n Catania, p? v?gen mot Ragusa. Den kallas Francofonte, vilket betyder Fr?n K?llan, eftersom det var en av de f? st?der d?r vattnet var gratis och inte beskattades. I centrum kan du ocks? hitta en mycket speciell byggnad med m?nga ansikten i fasaden. Varje ansikte har olika uttryck. Staden ?r ocks? mitt i en utav Siciliens apelsindistrikt.


Water Sources

Many Sicilian cities has water sources and it is safe to drink from these. Lokal people also do so. When 38 degrees celcius hits the town, like now, our dear dog needed to have a shower.


M?nga sicilianska st?der har vattenk?llor och det ?r s?kert att dricka ur dem. Lokalbefolkningen g?r det ocks?. N?r 38 grader sl?r staden, liksom nu, beh?vde v?ran k?ra hund ta en dusch.


Pic of The Week: Sicilian Sea Water


Blue skies

It’s been raining for days…
….waiting for those blue skies…

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