Monday 5 January 2009

I am alive!

I'm back and a very belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

It has certainly been a long time between posts since the very slow internet in Malito soon turned into the non-existent internet. And also the fact that I was very busy going out and about when the weather permitted.

Yesterday I left Calabria and the bel ragazzo behind. He is soon off to spend half a winter in the Canary Islands while tomorrow I fly back to Melbourne, Australia (I am currently in Rome.) It as been 2 years since my last visit so a holiday there is a little over due.

Stay tuned as I promise to back track on my 2 months of Italian village life when I am in Australia as the internet there works very very well!


Bitter Chocolate said...

Welcome back :) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! And have fun back in Australia (I'm so going there one day :))

Rosa said...

Happy New year! Have a good time in the sun for me!

Leanne was in Italy now in Australia said...

Hi BC,
I had a great but cold it's time for some sun in Australia! Hope you had a great Christmas too. xx

Hi Scintilla,
I cannot wait for some sun shine!

Anonymous said...


Yay!! You are back!! I missed you!
Did you enjoy your time in the campagna?! Can't wait to hear all about it!

What did you and the bel ragazzo do for New Years?

Anonymous said...

Hi Leanne!
Bentornata e buon anno!

I'm coming to Melbourne during the Australia Day long w/e for the Australian Open, if you're free we could meet for a coffee!

Fammi sapere,


Jewel said...

Hey Leanne

Welcome back to Melbourne. It may be sunny when you get here, it may not be, you know how Melbourne is. Looking forward to seeing all the photos I presume you will be posting with your improved internet speed.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Leanne! Have a safe trip home. I know you will miss bel ragazzo but be so happy to see friends and family! Looking forward to catching up on your adventures.

J said...

Happy New Year Leanne!

Leanne was in Italy now in Australia said...

Hi Lulu,
The bel ragazzo and I after a massive dinner went to Atila to the convent which had been converted into a disco. It was freezing cold! never again. i went there 2 years ago too but this time it was cold and full of children...

Ciao Lucio,
I would have loved to meet up for the long weekend but I am going to the beach an hour or so from Melbourne for a week. How long are you going to be in Melbourne for?

Hi Jewel,
I am glad the weather is not so hot just yet. 20 today which is good to ease me into it...but then I hear it is going to be 37 on Tuesday! Crazy stuff but then that is Melbourne for you.

Hi KimB,
I will miss the bel ragazzo but you are right, at least I am with family and friends and it is summer time!

Hi J,
Happy New Year to you too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Leanne

I'll be there from the 23rd afternoon until the 27th early morning. Let me know if you're in town!


Leanne was in Italy now in Australia said...

I will just miss you. I am heading to the beach Thursday if not Wednesday (I have nothing else to do!) and we will not be back until Monday night.
I'll be back one of these days, and from the sounds of it you will probably be here so we can have a coffee then! What a shame though.

Anonymous said...

Ok no problem, enjoy the beach! ;-)