Finally I am back in Italy, back in Calabria, and back in Malito with my bel fidanzato. I was in Scotland - Dundee to be exact - for a little over 4 weeks and that was enough. I was meant to stay longer, but thankfully there were not many students left so I was able to go home early. Scotland is a beautiful place, so green and clean, but the weather was terrible - it rained every second day and I never went outside without my jacket (which thankfully I took since I only threw it in the suitcase last minute!)
I am glad I went as teaching full time in a summer school is a tiring but educational experience in itself which is great for the CV. There were hundreds of Italian, Spanish and Turkish students from 8 - 18 years old, ranging from the beginners to proficient English speakers. I lived on campus at the university and made some new friends, did a lot of shopping and ate lots of Chinese, Thai and Indian food, but am glad to be back home, with the sun shining where the food actually has a taste. I stopped eating fruit and lots of vegetables in Scotland as they taste bland...I am very spoilt living in Italy, especially here in Malito as a lot of our fruit and veg is home grown and the rest is bought from a local mobile shop (a.k.a a truck which comes a few times a week.)
So now I am on holidays for the next 6 weeks so will be updating my blog as I have wedding updates, Malito updates, a few pictures of Scottish castles to share, and LOTS of other news.