Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas time

We made an offer on the house and will have a reply by Tuesday. If it doesn't work out, we will go back to the original house we offered on as the owner has decided he is ready to let it go. I will keep you posted.

Visit Florence and come visit me in 37 minutes by highspeed train Bologna-Florence, or I will come and see you. (OK, so this article is outdated but maybe prices are even lower now. Nice Christmas present!)

Snow has hit Bologna big-time and the cold temps are hindering any melting. I am making stinco today (pork shanks slow-cooked in wine with herbs - love the name) and Christmas cookies. We have yet to dig out the car but will try to take a ride for some air this afternoon. Here are some photos I took yesterday. Nice view from our window.

Godfather Alberto came to visit us from Providence last weekend. He will stay with his family in Rimini over Christmas then return to Esther and baby Giocamo the days after. We have yet to plan our trip to the Puglia region. We will probably just take off and go where the warmer winds blow us.

I have to add this article on renting a scooter in Rome. A real risk but what a blast.

1 comment:

suziq said...

Love the photos.
Especially Ray looking so very serious as he decorates his cookies ! We here in NJ also had a lot of the white stuff-- 22" in fact. Makes one want to burst out in song, "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . . "

A very merry and a happy new year too !