Day 238

August 26, 2010

It was sooo hot today. I wish I had been at the beach. Instead I was driving across town only to find all the shops I wanted closed.
So on my way back home I stopped to meet some friends. They were at the park with their little girl. In a corner of the park the kids were playing on a big jumping castle and the parents were sitting on beach chairs.
Naima made a 'beauty house' for her little robot.


Day 237

August 25, 2010

I made a discovery today.
There was a bowl full of yummy olives.
Luca was not on the premises so I felt confident to leave the room for 5 minutes.
It was a mistake.
The bowl was empty when I came back (I was too sad to take a photo).
Luca's father WAS on the premises.
Lesson learned.
Now I now where Luca gets his speed of light olive eating skills.


Day 236

August 24, 2010

Sorry about the creepiness of today's pics. I get all itchy just looking at them.
Sorry about the bad quality as well. Needless to say, I did not want to risk my life by getting out of the car. I'm just sad I didn't get a shot of some poor buggar trying to fill his tank ehehe.
Although it was interesting to see that the mosquitoes were more attracted to some of the lights.


Day 235

August 23, 2010

We had dinner at the local pizzeria to talk about some bath and kitchen ideas. My sister is an architect and she has been such an awesome help to us.


Day 234

August 22, 2010

What a lovely day we had. We went up to Lago Maggiora to visit family.
First we had a nice lunch on the terrace overlooking the lake. Luca took a little swim and then we took a spin on uncle Angelo's boat.


Day 233

August 21, 2010

The demolition went really well. The appartment has now been stripped of all flooring, bathrooms emptied, a couple of walls knocked down and all doors have been removed.

We might have to wait another week or two for the next job to start.


Day 232

August 20, 2010

The work is going well. The workers have already removed much of the flooring and knocked down a couple of walls. I'm taking photos every day to document the progress.


Day 231

August 19, 2010

We've finally started the work on the new appartment.
First step: demolition!


Day 230

August 18, 2010

Another cute little guy for my collection.
I'm going to shoot every old fiat500 that I see around town and hopefully soon I'll have a nice little collection. I haven't exactly decided what I'll do with it, but I have a couple of ideas.


Day 229

August 17, 2010

I didn't know what you shoot today so I took a little photowalk around the neighbourhood. This is what I came up with.
I got a few strange looks as I was crouching on the sidewalk, waiting for the cars to pass.


Day 228

August 16, 2010

Tonight's dinner: fried peppers with chicken strips, served with cous cous.
yum it was delicious!


Day 227

August 15, 2010

Luca and I took a little trip in search of his origins. We've been trying to track his family tree.


Day 226

August 14, 2010

Another 500 for my collection.


Day 225

August 13, 2010

It just keeps raining and raining.


Day 224

August 12, 2010

It's really pouring down. Such a strange weather for this time of year. This is how the street looked like after 10 minutes!


Day 223

August 11, 2010

Grandma's garden after a rain.


Day 222

August 10, 2010

ok this iPad is seriously addicting. This is what I see when I go to sleep and this is what I see when I wake up!


Day 221

August 9, 2010

Granpa's brother and his wife moved to Canada about 50 years ago. They still come over every few years to see the family in Italy. I've heard so many great stories from their past. We took a drive to the countryside to where grandpa's parents used to live and we visited them at their final resting place.
It's so beautiful there with rolling hills and little towns, very peaceful and quiet.


Day 220

August 8, 2010

We had such a great Sunday. A friend has a summer house in the country. We enjoyed the sun and the pool and great food all day long.


Day 219

August 7, 2010

The city is so deserted in August, half of the shops and restaurants are closed. One of Luca's shops is open so we have to stay in town. Thankfully one of my favourite restaurants is open as well.


Day 218

August 6, 2010

This caught my eye as I was standing beside my car, waiting for the AC to cool it down a bit.
A little spiderweb on the billboard in front of my house.


Day 217

August 5, 2010

Granpa's brother is visiting from Canada. It's so great how he keeps up with technology. He just got an Ipad and the 3 of them spent all evening playing with their apps and whatnot.


Day 216

August 4, 2010

Such a simple, yet super yummy dessert...and healthy!


Day 215

August 3, 2010

My mom got me this beautiful music box the last time she came over. It's made in Iceland and it plays my favourite lullaby (Icelandic folk song)


Day 214

August 2, 2010

A few years ago, before I moved to Italy, I used to come over here every few weeks to see Luca. I remember his mom was always giving me little presents; jewelry, hand bags etc.
Oh how things have changed. Guess what she got me the other day!


Day 213

August 1, 2010

A different perspective


Day 212

July 31, 2010

Saturday evening we drove out of the city and south to the region of Alba to visit some friends. We had a great dinner with old and new friends (lots of wine with a bit of food on the side). And I finally got a tour of their cellar.
I really hope to go back in September when the vines are ripe.


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