Italia.

I’m crediting my trip to Italy as the reason for my extended absence on this blog, but unfortunately I don’t have much of an excuse since I also had two weeks of unemployment a short time after that!

Corey and I traveled to Italy for about ten days last month. We met with my parents in Rome and the four of us enjoyed wandering Venice, hiking the Cinque Terre, and marveling at the outdoor museum that is Rome. It was my second time in Italy, and the first for everyone else. (In fact, it was my mother’s first time in Europe! My dad had been to Venice before for business but hadn’t seen any other parts of Italy.)

I bought Corey a Holga camera for his birthday last year, and I recently purchased a Diana F+ for myself. I took mostly digital, but came back with two rolls of film from the Diana, and Corey mostly went manual with his photography. Most of our photos turned out very beautifully…

One of my favourite photos of my mom, sitting in St. Mark's Square in Venice.

My dad and me at Palatine Hill in Rome.

Corey, in Vernazza in the Cinque Terre.

Me, at the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

If you’re interested in the digital photos, please visit my Flickr page:

Since we got back, my co-op work term ended so I have been enjoying (somewhat) my time at home. I’ve been knitting with a friend and watching Anne of Green Gables. I’ve been cooking and baking a bit more. I signed up for a six week semi-intensive French class, which started this past week. It’s on Mondays to Thursdays, from 9am to noon. As well, I’ve started my last distance course for the MLIS. It’s been raining here in Ottawa – yesterday it rained for the entire day. I plan to spend this gloomy Sunday enjoying the sound of the rain, reviewing my French, doing some coursework, and perhaps cutting out fabric for a new skirt.

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