Thursday, August 19, 2010

‘Pitrolju’ - Kerosene

 

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This Kerosene seller has been coming  to our street  for more than 36 years .  Selling Kerosene, sometimes spelled kerosine also known as paraffin  commonly used as a heating fuel.  Nowadays he also sells household detergents such as bleach and toilet paper.  He comes nearly twice a week and with a hoot and a signature shout calling ‘Pitrolju’  you’ll know he has arrived.

5 comments:

marie6 said...

Unfortunately another dying tradition!!! It always reminds me of my childhood as I was fascinated by all the items hanging from the truck...brooms, candles, dusters, etc!

Bogdan Stelistul said...

Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
We can be friends ???
http://bogdanstelistul.blogspot.com/

Georgia said...

Hello Dina,
I like your comments a lot and above all such things you would never come to know as a stranger like the pitrolju.
So I regret a lot that your other blog dinaplanet is private now and I cannot visit it any longer.
I am a big fan of Malta!
Greetings,
Georgia

Dina said...

Dear Georgia, the other site is only temporarly closed as I am redoing it. So keep checking it will soon be open again. Where are you from?

Georgia said...

Hello Dina,
that are good news, thank you. I am curious to see the new design.
By the way, I am from Germany (near Cologne) and I lived two years in Trier where you spent your holidays.
We have been to Malta 7 times so far and it is always worth a journey.
Greetings,
Georgia