Wednesday, May 07, 2008

English No More!

Today is the last day of the Intensive English course that we started in late April, but I wanted to share with you the blog we have been working on over the last three days: English No (Know) More. Like courses in the past, we try to create memes and write about our lives...all in English of course, hoping to become part of the larger blog community. A few days is obviously not enough time to get started, but this course was organised in a different schedule due to the holidays, so we got a late start. If you have a moment, check the site out and PLEASE comment--they need feedback! :)

Have a great day!


Monday, May 05, 2008

Macerata Monday: Cats

Or just one cat, really. This picture is for Cyndi, who loves cats (and always snaps pictures of them whenever she sees them). I am actually allergic to cats, so I tend to stay away, but still, they can be cute.

This photo is from my walk home from the city centre--every Tuesday I have lessons in town, and when I walk back to my house (which is a bit outside of the main centre), I pass through these narrow cobblestoned residential lanes, where normally I'm the only one out and about. On this particular day, it was me and this cat, in front of that very charmingly dilapidated little storage shed. I love all of those details--and I know that they aren't specific to Macerata necessarily, but they are a part of Macerata, that's for sure.

Hope that all of you Italians/expats had a very pleasant series of long weekends--with the 25th of April and the 1st of May being lovely little holidays here. More on our past couple of Sundays soon.

Also, check out my brother's new cheese of the week posts for a taste of cheese on that side of the Atlantic--Paul is focusing on American cheeses in his series. I know, I know--it's about time my cheese of the week posts returned. And they will soon (in fact, we've already started the cheese tasting). In the meantime, take a look at the cheeses Paul is trying.