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Rosa Wed 13-Mar-13 12:11:17

Siamo qui ... Ciao a tutti !

Rosa Thu 16-May-13 18:10:31

Rain ( heavy) winds ( strong) and bloody aqua alta FGS its May ! I had to do an arrivo and coming back even getting off the vaporetto it was ankle deep. NO duck boards as the don't have them after 1 May as its so unusual... Of course the commune sent the alert after I was out of the house but thankfully I had my timberland kind of boots - waterproof so I hopped through and have rinsed them off and hope they are still ok and not ruined.
Mad Mad Mad... Bimbi were in long sleeves and felpe !
Pope possibly but not going to Rome just to see him - seems like a nice chap though.
Off to the gym now despite being shattered ( work off my anger at the commune useless idiots)
Oh and in the cake sale yesterday we made €1000.. ... Despite not having full support of all the parenti as they expect everything for nothing and have yet to understand that Italia is like this now and the schools have no bloody money !

BananaGio Thu 16-May-13 18:34:07

Rosa 1k is amazing!! well done you lot. I bet the teachers were appreciative werent they?
Franca if you come to Rome let me know. Weather miserable here as well. Not happy as want to start going to beach at weekends

Francagoestohollywood Fri 17-May-13 07:50:59

Of course I would Gio, it'd be great to meet you at last!
Rosa well done with the cake sell, wow! We have the same problems with many parents, who moan about everything, want this and that, but can't accept that schools now need financial and practical help!

No comments re the weather, I mean,wtf? Still wearing wooly jumpers!

Rosa Fri 17-May-13 09:26:22

The teachers were over the moon and many came up to me just to say thanks... It must be tough on them as well.
I still say we should say meet in Florence or something ..for the day to drink coffee have a lunch another coffee and then go home again !!
I don't think I could get dh to wander round Rome ...I was amazed when he came to and enjoyed Siena but we diddn't do much - he is not a real museum chap unless its London hmm he loves the British Museum !!
Thunder and rain this am , its black , grey . Yes my bimbi had felpe but the both had ginnastica today so had short sleeves underneath.
How is you FIL doing Gio as I recall he had a sometimes difficult character??

Rosa Fri 17-May-13 09:32:46

Internet is amazing( I think) so I type British museum on my post and I get a advertisement on the right of mumsnet page showing me the latest exhibition at the British museum ....... I wonder if they also know my bra / knicker size as I ordered some from M+S the other day hmm

BananaGio Fri 17-May-13 10:20:38

lol at FIL difficult character (understatement of the century). He is ok, op went ok. They tried to give him AB's he is badly allergic to (despite him telling everyone the fact as it nearly saw him off last time he was there) but apart from that so far so good....
Yes Florence would be good. It is crazy we havent all met up before. Me and Sput must have said about it 100 times and still not managed it. Sput if you are lurking,let's bloody sort it!

Francagoestohollywood Fri 17-May-13 11:21:41

Oh yes, Florence is only 2 hrs from here with the Freccia Rossa. Lets do it!
Glad to hear Fil is recovering.
I have just collected ds from school, he is feeling nauseous and has a headache. And a temp of 34.8! I think he is just very tired, we'll see.

Rosa Wed 22-May-13 09:37:36

Franca ow is ds?' Miniorsa had a febbre last night she seems ok in herself today but right now its 37.7 ..She doesn't seem to have anything else wrong and just looks pale ( but that is probably lack of sleep yesterday !)
ell sunny today maybe spring is here ..But they are forecasting 13 degrees on saturday . DD1 has her saggio di ginnastica ..postopned from 4 May and I am not letting her rollerskate in a leotard in 13 degrees. Mind you it is due to rain so maybe it will be cancelled again as it is outside !
Well best think about doing something with minirosa as she is not behaving as if she is ill !!!

Francagoestohollywood Thu 23-May-13 16:58:20

Rosa, he was totally fine come the late afternoon! Boh! Other children from his class had similar symptoms, headache, a bit of nausea, tiredness, very cold... !

Today is dd's birthday, she would like a bicycle, we need a trip to Decathlon!

Rosa Thu 23-May-13 20:46:00

Infatti today she seems fine.... Happy birthday mini Franca...( its also my fathers birthday smile A bike is a great present we will not be getting any bigger bikes for here for obvious reasons.... Well the sirens went off and we have aqua alta ... I needed boots to get home from the gym..FGS its May!.....

Francagoestohollywood Fri 24-May-13 12:57:55

Thanks and happy birthday to your father! Today is dh's birthday, we are busy in May.
5 degrees. This morning at 8 am we had 5 effing degrees.

Rosa Sun 26-May-13 21:49:16

Warmer today thankfully.. Yesterday the saggio was moved i doors thankfully and also nearer ...minirosa was exhausted and slept 8-8. Mind you it looks bad again after wed...Heavens. Busy week ahead again then another week and holidays......

Francagoestohollywood Mon 27-May-13 13:50:31

I have 2 saggi tomorrow shock, plus ds has rehearsal for another choir saggio next week and a football match. And it will rain again, the forecast is appalling.

Rosa Mon 27-May-13 14:45:18

Ae have minirosas school mini gita Friday but as you say forecast terrible. We do have an indoor alternative but it needs a massive clean...its a patronato that needs a scrub!!!!M

Francagoestohollywood Tue 28-May-13 18:21:43

I hope the forecast changes for friday.
Today we had 2 saggi, both singing (choir) and in ds they also did different folk dances and it was really, really good.
I am knackered though, and we have nothing for dinner.

LakeDistrictBabe Tue 28-May-13 20:58:14

Hello everybody, sorry for having been MIA of late, but I am still going through mountains of stuff (although we got rid of all the boxes in one week, quite an achievement!). We don't have any broadband connection yet so it is a pain in the backside to even check our emails, let alone posting online.

I hope you're all well smile BananaGio, glad to know your FIL's op went well. Hope he is recovering well.

Also reading that you're going to meet near my home town (Florence!!), it is a pity I won't be there to meet you, only going back probably in September, while mum coming up in June if I can get cheap flight tickets.

Here weather is better than up in the Highlands, of course and last weekend was sunny and warm, we even got sunburnt, which is quite hilarious LOL

Francagoestohollywood Wed 29-May-13 09:27:22

Hi Lake! Glad to hear from you! How are you liking the South of England?

Not sure when we'll all be free to meet in Florence grin, but it'd be great to meet you all.

I am off to the supermarket, now that the rain has stopped.

LakeDistrictBabe Thu 30-May-13 15:24:29

Ciao Franca, liking it a lot!! Maybe it is wetter but it is also greener, scenery is absolutely marvellous!!

Yes, it'd be great to have a mumsnet-little-italy reunion!! Hope we will meet one day smile

I hope you're all well, here it is warming up a wee bit smile

Francagoestohollywood Sat 01-Jun-13 13:13:26

I read that it'll be a sunny weekend in the uk. Grey here.

Today dd as her gym saggio. Outdoors hmm

Rosa Sun 02-Jun-13 17:22:15

what a week ...I am so happy its over .. It was chaotic the biennale was great work wise but dh never stopped. I had lots of work as well and then there were feste, end of school parties and everything else. Now its dds last week of school we have the theatre production on tuesday and thats it. I am taking her to teh paed domani ( he doesn't know it yet) she is on week 4 of a very runny snotty nose. Its yucky thick stuff and she is blowing almost constantly . Bisolvon shifted the cough but not the rest. Via phone doc suggested a antihistamine that hasn't worked neither has aerosol . NO febbre but I think enough is enough !!!
I say October in Florence .... Lake district babe you need to vivit family and come along as well !!!

Francagoestohollywood Sun 02-Jun-13 18:51:25

Can it be an allergy do you think rosa? (though cough really isn't an allergy thing).

Yes, busy week. Today we had big party of ds's class. Tomorrow ds is going to see bruce spingsteen with fil and sil shock! And we have dinner with dd's class. This week will be a gran casino...

Rosa Mon 03-Jun-13 21:44:45

Its a nasal infection ...antibios for 3 days a break and another 3. No swimming course next week . He checked her over and then she had to blow her nose whilst we were there and he heard the 'volume'. We have the saggio from the school domani and now some bright spark suggested that the class goes out for a pizza...arrggghhh
Hope ds likes springstein ..I like a few songs and thn his voice grates on me!!!

Francagoestohollywood Tue 04-Jun-13 13:16:46

Nasal infection, poor dd. I hope the antibiotics work asap.

Ds was over the moon. Knackered, but very happy.

LakeDistrictBabe Wed 05-Jun-13 21:33:59

Woah, what a busy schedule you all have!!

Hope everything went well with parties and various cene!!

Rosa, hope your dd will get better soon. As regards the mumsnet reunion, I already had to visit family in autumn on my own, dh has not many holidays left so it would be great to arrange and meet all of you too!!

Franca, was your ds' first time at a live concert?

Here weather is wonderful and during the day it is scorching hot.. well not very cold during the night either, there are 21 degrees into the main bedroom now and it is already 9.30 pm shock

On a less lighter note, we are having huge problems with our ex landlord... I hate to take legal action against people but the guy was bullying us heavily into leaving him alone and he is withholding the deposit.. ugh! So I see no quick solution to the issue sad

Rosa Thu 06-Jun-13 09:05:06

well that seems to have made the decision for us ... Florence in the autumn it is then.... We need to PM / tell Sputnik as well !!!
Sorry to hear you have problems with your landlord maybe speak to the CAB as well and get some external advice .
DD1 seems a bit better but we have to have a break of 4 days from antibiotics and then another 3 days on. ( swimming course cancelled) IT is sunny here and I was going to the Lido today for a day of relax with SIL but minirosa has a runny nose so keeping her at home as really don't want it to develop... Mind you her nose is running clear so I think this could be an allergy as she is sneezing as well.....
Domani we have dd recita as it was cancelled on Wed due to a short circuit in the theatre ! It is now at 8.15 pm this is the time she normally goes to bed !... So we start the holidays with an exhausted dd for sure !!!
I am being sent work left right and centre for June so much for spending days on the beach with the dds..Dh is going to have to take them alone !!! This is the first time that we are going a few weeks to the Venice Lido as the vaporetti are manic and when they were smaller there was no way I could face it. I am still a bit hmm about it all but we will see ..Plus the 'big' heat has not arrived so it all seems feasible give me another 10 degrees and 90% plus humidity and I might re think it all....

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