Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Life "Pre-Uni"

Last week, in order to escape the dust and noise of the renovations, I travelled to Elba Island (which you may remember from a post last year) where I was lucky enough to stay with some friends of Lorenzo's cousins for a few nights.
I have to admit that it is a pretty hard life living on an Italian island... you have to wake up late, have breakfast, head to the beach, have a swim, have some  pizza on the beach, have a nap in the sun... have another swim, have a coffee, go home- shower and change... maybe another nap- head to a bar to have aperitivo, seafood dinner, out for drinks, stay out late, get to bed late... then start the process again.
You all sit there thinking it's so easy...

Considering there's been next to no rain in Italy for the last couple of months, needless to say I was graced with 4 days of hot, beautiful weather, coupled with crystal clear, blue water. Just stunning! Unlike Australian beaches, most of the beaches at Elba have stones rather than sand and have no waves so the water is placid and clear- perfect for snokling and exploring. To get to some of the nicer beaches you often have to 'treck' down the hillside, through shrubbery and dirt patches, which, when you reach the beach all hot and sweaty, makes it all the more worth it!

For at least 2 of the nights I was there I was the designated doll, and was dressed and made up accordingly by two friends; Elisa and Andrea, then smuggled in the car to our various destinations...

Giovani e Sorellina mia (Elisa)

Cristiana e Topi Topi

Andrea (Topi Topi) e Erika (Zia Paris)
Now I'm back in Florence (one of the hottest cities in Europe at the moment at 40 degrees) back to preparing for my italian exam and dreaming of going back to Elba!!

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