Our week has been filled with doing pretty boring stuff like checking out the neighborhood, getting his National ID number and opening a bank account, which is not as easy as it sounds, especially with a language barrier problem.
We are also looking forward to getting set up with internet and cable. That has been a bit bumpy as my husband really wanted to be able to watch his Italian League Serie A matches. Unfortunately for him, Sky satellite seems to be the only way to see it, which involves about an initial $1,000 outlay. You need to buy an HD receiver, a dish, a viewing card, and then a monthly fee of roughly $110. I was totally against it. It is an insane amount of money in my opinion, just to watch a few matches a week.
I don’t really care. I am perfectly fine with the local channels offered on regular television, which we currently have in the flat. He has finally decided that would be a waste of money. Instead, we will get a Fiberoptic cable (50mps) bundle, which comes with a landline,free cell phone minutes, data and tv package with 90 channels, including British Premier League and Spanish La Liga. He will watch his team, Lazio via streaming since we will have a fast connection. Whew! Happy medium. This whole bundle will cost €53 ($70) monthly, with free installation. We are now hoping to get it installed as soon as possible. Hopefully, our stuff would have arrived by then from Malta so they can connect the TV directly.
I am able to watch old episodes of shows like Modern Family, C.S.I of various places, and a show called Phantasma ( not sure what it is, sounds like she’s a ghost whisperer), as well as the Dog Whisperer. They are all new to me! The most wonderful part is that l can switch the audio here to the original language, so l am able to watch them in English, while seeing the subtitles in Spanish. In Malta, l had to watch it all in Italian or Maltese. It has actually been helping a bit with picking up new words.
Anyway, here are pictures of some of the food we have been eating . They are all cell phone images, as l can’t find my adapter for the ipad to download pictures. We don’t go out much to restaurants, save for the occasional tapas. He loves to cook. We have been in heaven with the availability of seafood and have been indulging. It is so much cheaper than Malta, in fact, our groceries are cheaper on the whole, and will be doing a cost comparison soon. Enjoy! Our next purchase will be a paella pan!!!
How about you? Are you a lover of seafood like me? Or are you more meat and potatoes?