Ex Pat Mamma

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

On our way again

Sweden has been great; weather has been pretty good and it is just starting to turn autumnal this week. We are off to Italy on Friday for a last gasp of sunshine, lots of work, a little trip to Bergamo to see my folks, another to Sicily for a holiday, which will now have to be cut short because Giorgio's buddy is getting married that weekend (WHY couldn't he have told me a week ago before we booked the flights? Fortunately they were cheap!) I'm very tempted to go up to Milan to see Italia-France which is next weekend (I think) but it depends on how well er pupo is settling in. We will definitely go see Italia-Georgia which is in Genova.

My work has gone very well and I feel really confident about my research (for a change!) Things will slow down in Italy, at least as far as research goes, but I now have so many things in my head (and on my laptop!) that I will be able to process them all out into papers - well, that's the plan, anyway. Our time here has indeed proved productive... (SAHM knows what I mean...)

Er pupo still loves the opera but has become somewhat selective. Oh, he is allowed to sing along as and when he takes the fancy, but if hubby or I threaten to join in, we get a firm "No!" and a talk-to-the-hand gesture. Sing ye not over Pavarotti. Well, can't fault his taste. We loved Jennifer Larmore in L'italiani in Algeir that we are saving our pennies to buy her in the Barber of Seville. Can't wait. meant to be an excellent production :) Might have to buy some books too, for despite Genova having a big library in international law and a quite prestigious law school (or perhaps "because of" the latter!) it has no books at all on feminist theory of international law. Deary me. Well, if I have to order from amazon anyway, I might as well slip that dvd into the pack.

Best news of all today is that ITUNES IS NOW CARRYING EPISODES OF LOST!!!! We missed the last four because we left Iceland mid-series, so now we can just buy those 4 instead of waiting till October and having to buy the whole package. Woohoo!
I am not much of a tv watcher, honest! But I am hooked on Lost!

More from Italy.


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