Wednesday 29 October 2008
Soon...very soon... no more Rome.
Bel ragazzo has finished picking chestnuts in Calabria and is returning to Rome tomorrow! He is going to be working here for 2 weeks at his old hotel (which happens to be one of the hotels that I work with, and where we happened to meet two years ago.)
Tour guide Leanne is officially hanging up her hat on the 5th of November, and saying 'arrivederci' to Rome. My time working here is nearly (and thankfully) finished. Rome is a beautiful city but my heart was never here...I left a little piece of it behind in Sicily and hopefully (well I am 99% sure) I will be returning to Taormina, Sicily to work next year, this time with the bel ragazzo in tow.
Also when he finishes his 2 weeks in Rome bel ragazzo is returning to Calabria - this time with me in tow. We are leaving Rome, together on the 15th of November...and although you won't be hearing from tour guide Leanne for a while, I imagine you'll be hearing a lot from Contadina Leanne!
Bel contadino ragazzo has been in Malito for a week or so but it has not been all traipsing around the mountainside for him. No! My Bel contadino ragazzo has been true to his new name and has been working the land around our (one day) house. We are going to be in Malito for 6 weeks or so and have lots of work to do! (I'm not going to spend the whole time being a farmer though...tour guide Leanne has been planning a week in Puglia, and we want to travel around Calabria as much as possible, but I am really looking forward to working on our house.)
So stay tuned...the countdown is on...only 16 days left in Rome and 7 days left of work. (And no, before you ask I STILL do not know where I am going for the 2nd half of winter. I keep getting told to be patient...hmmm...we'll see where in the world tour guide Leanne is going hopefully very soon.)