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November 07, 2007


Graham Buckel

Nice olives! Did the unwatered tree bear fruit?

I would love to hear Marito's musings on boule if he gets a moment......

Charmaine Thompson

it's cartoons that do this to us - weak kneed when it comes to mice - they're really not those cute little Tom and Jerry/ mickey Mouse creatures - and the silly little blighters know no better when you try to shoo them outside. you go brave gladiator. and what do you do with the raw product called olive? i have only seen them preserved or pureed or "oiled". i really enjoy your blog - keep it up. south african greetings.

amanda hyzler

A man's got to do what a man's got to do. Right?


Pepino oh you little mouse
oh won't you go away.
Find yourself another house to run around and play.You steal my girl, you eat my cheese, you even drink my wine.
I try so hard to catch you but you trick me all the time.

That was a song my grandmother used to play for me when I was a little girl. haha Do you know it?


Thank you for the laughter at the end of a long day ...

Be careful with the mouse friendly trap and don't be tempted by those ones that the mice (or rats) stick to. The creatures are really loud when they're stuck and ... well, a friend became a party story after racing outside on the farm naked in the middle of the night with a golf club, planning to dispatch said screaming and furious rat.

It's not easy ... and, beware of the golf club sticking to the sticky rat/mouse trap.

One can feel very vulnerable while clubbing a mouse/rat to death on a 'friendlier' trap while naked and male.

Antonina Cross[Nell}

Your blog is perfecto signorina and marito,
I so enjoy your marito's misadventures with power tools and as well as his perception of how the manly Italian male is expected to act or react to his environment, regarding his knowledge of all things to do with building and renovating. Trust me when I say I speak from experience having 3 Italian brothers that they[ Italian men] are faking it just as much as the marito is.It's all trail and error. I love your graphic description of all foods gastronomical ... I think I gained 10 pounds.


Those olives look fabulous. :-) Quality over quantity I say...


haha! This whole entry made me laugh...I had a mouse which I bought for our snake, escape from his petstore box in my car..then died. It was horrible for about 2 mths.

 Judith in Umbria

Peanut butter is absolutely the best bait!


Thanks for the laughs this morning :)

Maybe you could try walking around in your new safety glasses wielding an olive branch and calling "topolino, topolino?"

In bocca al lupo ;)

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