Back to School Days

October 25, 2007 at 3:53 pm (Italy, life, photos)

A couple of weeks ago two of my friends from school came to visit. I haven’t seen one of them for over a year, so it was great to catch up. We spent pretty much every day reminiscing and finding out about what we’re all upto these days.

Unfortunately, I had to work the lunch shift on the Saturday and Sunday that they were here, so I crept out of bed on Saturday morning and advised them to go shopping. At about 2:30, as my shift was drawing to a close, they arrived at the restaurant with two Italian guys in toe! Neither of whom could speak English and they’d been communicating with Adrian’s phrase book and by pointing! Hilarious!

We went out on the town Sat eve but it was too cold and not much was happening. We had a fabulous meal at Ristorante Conservatoire though, which made us all feel far too big for our clothes.

On Sunday we went to the Mole and did some sightseeing, followed by a relaxed meal in our delicious local Ristorante Mazzini. Adrian and I love this place and they seem to be getting to know us because we got free limoncello! Woo hoo!

More shopping on Monday, a picnic on the terrace and then a lazy afternoon before taking them to the airport.

It was so great just to hang out and relax with friends, I really needed it.

I got A LOT of photos this time, including the infamous H and D magnets that have their own little Torinese story…..

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Heating!

October 15, 2007 at 1:19 pm (Italy, life)

When living in an Italian apartment block, there are certain things that are just ‘known’, which we of course do not! So, when we saw a notice saying that the block’s heating would be turned on at the end of the September, we took that to mean….the heating will be put on at the end of September. Silly us! What it actually meant was that the heating will be turned on for everyone on October 15th! Strange and I’m not sure why they didn’t just put that on the notice because after asking our landlord he said that it goes on on October 15th every year, in pretty much all parts of Italy. Anyway, the moral of the story is…WE’VE GOT HEATING!!!! Hooray!

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Meet the Parents

October 3, 2007 at 7:49 pm (Italy, photos)

My parents came to stay a while back and we had so much fun. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy to get round to writing about it or even putting the photos up but I’ve just about got time now.

Although they were here for 5 days and we did lots of touristy and not so touristy things, I seem to mainly only have photos from our day trip to Aosta. It was a fab day and enjoyed by all.

The photos of their stay are here.

Hope to get some time to write something a bit longer soon. Combining teaching and waitressing seems to be getting the better of me!

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