Blog archives for May, 2015

Archive for May, 2015

The Party

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Since the lovely K and I have an apartment I would love to have had friends over for lunch or dinner but there are too many friends and not enough time so we decided to have a party. The original plan was for Friday, May 29 but I found from one friend that it would […]

The volunteer work

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

I continued my volunteer work at the Biblioteca Sala Borsa (the most beautiful library that I’ve ever seen) with a language program called Scioglilingua (“tongue twister” in Italian). I did this two afternoons a week where I had English conversations with 3 people each time who wanted to improve their English. I also participated several […]

Trip to Padova and Venezia

Friday, May 29th, 2015

On alternating weekends Karen has a Saturday trip with the school to some nearby town. This is good not only for travel but also for more exposure and practice with Italian. The first weekend of her school she went to Ravenna to see the famous byzantine mosaics. So the next weekend we decided to take […]

The apartment

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

I mentioned our apartment in a previous post. It’s interesting in all kinds of ways to be living in a building the was built before any european/americans lived in what is now the USA. The building where we live was built in 1550. The one in front is newer, having been build in only 1600. […]