So update on the last few days:
Yesterday - hmmmm didn’t go much, sunbathed for a couple of hours and burnt my face a bit. I think I am getting wrinkles from the sun, or maybe the sun is showing the wrinkle because they aren’t tanning?? Either way not impressed.
Day before - Rafaela’s students who she is teaching Portuguese came over for dinner on the terrace which was really good (both the food and company), we ate homemade bread with chinese mushrooms to start, then lasagne, then cannoli. nom. Then we kind of witnessed a mugging down the road next to ours as we heard the shouting, ran over to the side of the roof and saw a guy running down the street with a bag and hopped into a car. We don’t really like leaving the house at night now….
Day before that - I don’t really remember, I probably sunbathed.
The day before that - we said goodbye to Gabi who has returned to Lithuania :(
Today we went to the office to meet a professor from an English uni. It turns out to be two professors, both in archaelogy, married with their 3 year old daughter. They were talking to Addiopizzo (I know…. archaeology you don’t associate with anti-mafia) because they are looking at the monuments throughout the mafia/antimafia history, both state and those used by the public and grassroots groups. It was really interesting but clearly the little girl was bored and hot. So I offered to show her the big room where maybe there was something more interesting. I then spent the next hour playing stepping stones with the chairs, hide and seek, and generally chatting about favourite sandwiches, colours etc. Because the woman was Italian the girl could speak Italian as well as English and to be fair I had the most advanced Italian conversation I have ever had! It was good fun but hot work and after building a den and hiding from her parents I needed a glass of cold water, a beer would have been nice but slightly irresponsible. So I am considering opening an international babysitting agency.
Tonight it is Rafaela’s last night living with us, tomorrow she goes to Tunisia with work then when she returns she is moving to a different house. So we had pizza and then went for gelato.
It is supposed to be stormy and cooler over the weekend, I am very excited for this!! Although if it isn’t I can just get more tanned I guess. xxx