To be honest, I didn't want to leave Italy. I was feeling so relaxed and easy, the weather was so perfect and warm, the food great, the view entertaining etc., that I just felt like staying there forever. I could cheerfully have added another four weeks to my time down there. Even though I had no internet, I really didn't mind.
But, alas, work and responsibilities called... >.<
I spent most of the time in the house there, taking only one trip down to Taranto, to meet the lovely laurazel and her family. That ended in me bringing home a little souvenir...
|Souvenir from Taranto
This was my first meeting with Oskar. He didn't look very happy at first. But we got along famously very quickly.
|Cat and child
True love. :)
Yes, well. That's Oskar. Our other three cats aren't exactly thrilled with this new addition to the household, but Oskar's adjusting just fine. He destroyed my dried roses, gnawed on several ropes, has already decided that he prefers the others' litter box to his own, and finds sleeping *under* beds much more interesting than *on* them. ^___^
The stay at laurazel's house was lovely! She has such a wonderfully understanding husband, and her in-laws plied me with so much food and home-made wine, I almost couldn't move by the time we drove home.
I'll put up some more pics in the next few days. Now it's back to the old grind... ;__;