Monday, December 17, 2012
Weekend in Florence
Yesterday morning we went to a middle school open day and I got a tour of the school, entirely in Italian! Sadly, the library was not included in the tour (not a big thing here). I still have not got a CLUE what is going on except that I now know what 'Five children' sounds like, because my friend keeps telling her friends that piece of information!! I have a huge appreciation for what my friends have been through moving to another country, learning the language, and not just functioning, but also having relationships in the local community that are meaningful. It was great to see them in action, connecting with the many families they've met over the years through their children.
After the open day the kids wanted to take me to their favourite Pasticceria where I was treated to a Nutella croissant (I'm really suffering here hey?!) and met all the locals.
Tomorrow we're off to a very cold Venice for two nights. Looking forward to seeing something different. Hoping to not get either too wet or lost!