Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Member since May 2012
Kiwi/Brit couple from Nelson, NZ. We have a lifestyle property - sort of farm, with cattle, alpacas and olive grove. Graham also has small computer company and we have self-catering accommodation to let out. We're getting to know Oz, bit by bit!
Response from Barbara:
And you, dear Parisina, don't understand the difference between antiques and modern furniture which is cheap and worn. Italy is a decrepit and antique country - we know - we lived in Padova for two years 23 years ago and nothing has changed. Things do not get repaired and electric plugs fall out of walls and are dangerous. You have a battered armchair which needs to be taken out. Old-fashioned does not mean antique. The real antiques are appreciated and taken care of, the rest is worn-out and needs replacing or taken away. A kettle would be much appreciated as it is not too much to ask to be able to make a hot drink. Violetta gave us a kettle as we asked her. (She also very kindly did some laundry for us.) We didn't ask for a kitchen when we booked as we had no intention of cooking but we do expect a kettle in the room. Thank you.