Friday, May 29, 2009

More memories

My brother and I, 1969

                                                        My brother and I, 1970

                                                                     skinny legs!
                                                       My brother and I ,late '70's


Thursday, May 28, 2009


My mother and I, early 1964... my coat is made by her and so is her suit!


                          Summer 1964

With best friend from nursery school, danish Niklas, and our dog Timi (Enid Blytons Secret Five series)

Skiing at 5 with yoke sweater made by my mother. My brother had a matching one, light-blue instad of pink. I still have those sweaters!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Noro makes me happy!

                           Noro always makes me feel happy...just look at these colours!

A rose for Genoveffa

      A rose for Genoveffa whom I will always remember as a truly Good person...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Olive groves

Driving to pick up number 2 and taking photographs out of the car window...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Back to my OWN hair!

I just couldn't stand it any longer and had to cut it off!!! I'm back to ME!!


This is Castro Marina where I live... our roof is actually visible in these postcards! As you can see the sea is FABULOUS!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


These funny little fish swim on walls and fences here. Someone has been painting them allover the place, and even though it's illegal graffiti, I really think they're cute and they make me smile!!! I'll keep photographing them as they appear in front of me. Often they are on tiny country roads, so I've told my kids to hunt for them too!
And while driving around I saw this one and ofcourse it had to be photographed too!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waiting for the bell to ring!

Sat in my car under an olive tree, waiting for the school bell to ring... this was the view, and the temperature was 30°C... poor kids in school for three more weeks!!! One can imagine how hard it is to go to school when this sea is waiting for you!!! =)

Minerva's school, Castro

This is Castro's elementary and middle school. As always in Italy, it doesn't look too inviting!

This is the huge bird-cage with lots of parakeets...

      And there are some flowers...

      And the sea is just down the street!

Unfortunately not great weather today, so kind of grey pictures... but someone insisted that I take them!!! =)

Monday, May 18, 2009


UFO's allover the place!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Maglie, Aurora's school

Liceo Capece, Maglie This is the main entrance to Aurora's school... very old and quite famous...

And this one of the two cafes on the other side of the street... lovely place to have a capuccino and watch passers-by!

Why my cave man is a cave man

The land around Castro is full of caves, all sorts of caves. I live with a speleologist and expert photographer of these caves, so ofcourse he is my caveman!

This is the Zinzulusa cave... one of the few that can be visited by us all.


My LYS is in Maglie (LE) ,about 18km from Castro, and it's tiny, it's messy and it's full, but Maria Antonietta will find anything and everything. She has a storage room in the back, which is off-limits, but must be an incredible place because she disappears in there, and comes out with arms full of yarn!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The sea

            ...and this was the sea at 8am. (lovely wires, but I was sitting in the car =))


                ...these flowers were growing straight on rock!

Summer is here!

This is our home...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

hello blogworld!!!

              I'm  just learning... so I'll start from the beginning: This is our home gate.