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.
August 26, 2010
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.
Now I now where Luca gets his speed of light olive eating skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.