Friday, January 27, 2012

Time's a racin'

I have less than one week left in Florence before I head back to Brisbane for (hopefully only) a few months... and considering I stopped working at the pub a week ago, I have had all the time in the world to get to see all the parts of Florence that I haven't gotten around to before... like Michelangelo's David... or Chiesa Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo; only the 4th biggest cathederal in the world... and maybe the biggest tourist attraction in Florence)...

I also had a going away dinner party on Tuesday night which was a heap of fun.
Helped to show me how many amazing people I have met this year!


So thanks to everyone that has made this year a blast... Hopefully I will be back soon enough to do it all again!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Dags strike again...

I'm still alive! I have been having a merry old time here in Florence over the past month, from eating myself stupid over christmas (for literally 3 days straight) to dancing on tables at new years to finishing work at the pub and getting ready to head back to the land they call Oz.
This post however, is dedicated to my family... the only one I have... thank god, or there could be trouble. As my family were completely spread out this year- my sister in Singapore, my brother in Perth, my parents in Toowoomba and me over here- yet wanted to keep with our dress up tradition (where we draw a name out of the hat and then buy a costume for that name for Christmas day) we organised costumes and shipped them off to their future wearers. We didn't take into account that Italian post is the slowest post I have ever come across and the last package arrived today, nearly 2 months after being sent!!!
So today we had some Christmas cheer over Skype... this was the outcome...



Unfortunately the photos aren't of a great quality (what can you expect taking a photo of a computer screen!!) but the tradition was there and it was alot of fun as always, only a little bit late!