Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pizza in the Garden

How long have I been here? On and off for about 2 years. How many times have we used the wood fired pizza oven?????? Until the other day, never, now I can say that we have used it once... in 2 years... Craziness!

 It took a friend of Lorenzo's parents to come over and cook the pizzas for us (that and about 6 hours to clean out and heat up the oven) for us to use the oven... Now that I know how to work this oven however, I think wood fired pizza will be on the menu more often!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Snow

As I said in one of my earlier posts that there is a park near/surrounding my uni, and in the last few days the trees (which I think are cotton wood, not really sure) in this park have been pumping out these fluffy white seeds that make it look like it's snowing. It's awesome! So not only is it beautiful and green and warm (almost too warm!) here at the moment... it's also been snowing!!


It's pretty hard to get a good foto of snow falling. So you will have to believe me. It was pretty cool though!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bella Primavera!

Spring is here and it is truly glorious. These photos don't capture the essence of what I am feeling, but they will have to suffice for now.

You just can't understanddddd! It's. so. damned. pretty. right. now.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Take Two

So I mentioned that Bloom (my little fishy from the markets... aka: Fish Finger) was a little sick... or rather very sick and he passed away during the night... or sometime during the day... not really sure, after only 5 days with us... We mourned Povero Bloom (his full name, meaning Poor Bloom) for a good week, and then we went and bought Bloom Macchia (which means Stained Bloom... because he has a stain on his head)... Anyway point to the story is that I got a new fish and I didn't want to jinx him by blogging about him. I have now had him for about 3 weeks and he is still going strong!!! So I thought it was time to introduce him to the world...

After seeing that I may actually be capable of keeping another living thing alive, on Monday I went and bought a friend for Bloom Macchia... I wanted to call the new one Snow Bloom... or Bloom Neve... but we decided to keep the Bloom name sake just for the golden gold fish, so we called our new white golden gold fish Otto... Because we bought him on the eighth... original right!

Otto playing dead... oh how those kids love to play.
So we are very happy to have 2 loving gold fish now. They are great friends and swim merrily together all day long.They are two ends of the spectrum really, Bloom Macchia is very shy and likes to hide in the vegetation, Otto on the other hand is quite the little poser! He's always stealing the limelight!

I secretly think that Bloom Macchia is a much prettier fish than Otto... but don't tell him that! The kids should never know which one you like best, even though I've always known my parents like me best. It's obvious really... ;)

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Happy belated Easter everyone!! I hope the easter bunny came and you all enjoyed a nice long weekend! I was working most of the weekend- a new job I started a couple of weeks ago for a few hours on the weekends- but managed to eat myself into a good old fashioned food coma on Easter Sunday with Lorenzo's family. Unfortunately there is no easter bunny in Italy, so there was no egg hunt this year (waaaa) but we made up for it with a huge lunch, and as the "child" in the house I was given a giant egg! (I was really lucky to get anything considering I accidentally threw away the olive branch that Lorenzo's mum got blessed at church for our house... I didn't know!!! I'm sorrryyyy!!)


This is the first year that I have actually been in Italy for Easter. Lorenzo's dad even gave me a beautiful rose to celebrate! It's a really beautiful time of year, the sun is starting to show it's face, the flowers are blooming and everything is greeeen! Can't wait for it to warm up a bit too!