We did get out together twice this week, one for Ferragosto, which is a major holiday for the Italians and has religious significance of which I am not totally in understanding, but in any case, the world shuts down, or at least the banks, yes, it is a bank holiday, as even though Rosa guided twice that day (her habit on holidays, her birthday, Pasqua (Easter), and others, we went over to Trastevere and wondered around that evening, tried to find something to eat at a Chinese restaurant, why, after all was said and done, not good. Did I say she is an amazing guide and very dedicated. For those of you who have met, experienced her guiding, she is good, and I am very happy to have her in my life.
Halfway through August, it is really a lull and mostly routine. Last week had a few out of the usual moments, the outing last Sunday to L’Aquila and the opera we saw. This week went by quickly, so really all quiet from the Roman front from a lifestyle perspective, where Rosa and I are doing our things that we need to do in living together and taking care of our respective things business and personal wise. Of course, from a business standpoint, she is my guide of choice here in Rome, when possible, and several clients will be coming to town next month and the following, so we will be busy, but not just those clients, but other clients traveling to other parts of the world, so getting ready for the push.
Another thing on the horizon is a trade show in Arezzo, a place I have not been to yet, which will take place in September, followed by some time up in Modena and Parma following with Rosa, and a quick trip back to London, for a quick trip of 3 nights. All this for the future and whatever may happen the rest of the month where we are talking about a beach holiday on or near the Adriatic. In any case, that is to be shared later and I am sure some pictures of those experiences as they happen. Right now, the focus is on getting the tickets for the Colosseum, the Vatican and dealing with all that bureaucracy, but that is part of the program.
Weathering the Storm with the Wandering Puffin