Luisa a Scuola

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E cosi anche Luisa ha iniziato la scuola la settimana scorsa!ed ecco alcuni”suoi”pensieri.And now,also Louise has started school.Here are some of “her”thoughts

1/ How did you (Olivia and Tony) prepare Louise for school? Come avete preparato Luisa per la scuola?

We didn’t do much preparation really, Louise was ready and eager to go to pre-school. For a couple of months, she had been saying that she is a big girl and that she wants to go to school just like her sister. Before her first day, we had bought a school bag and a lunch box together and she was very proud to wear them on her first day!

Non abbiamo veramente fatto niente-Luisa era pronta e contenta di andare a scuola.Qualche giorno prima le abbiamo comprato uno zaino e una scatola per portare il suo pranzo,ed era orgogliosa di poterlo usare!

 
2/ How did Louise react when you told her she had to go to school? Did she like the idea?

Come ha reagito Luisa,quando ha saputo che doveva andare a scuola?

Oh yes! On the morning of her first day, when I told her we had to get ready to go to school, she just ran to her bedroom to get dressed. She was asking to wear a dress though, which I hadn’t really planned because of the Irish weather…

il primo giorno,era tutta emozionata contenta,ed e’andata subito nella sua camera a vestirsi….ma voleva mettersi un vestito,…il quale non era appropriato,dato il tempo…

 
3/ Did Valentina give her some tips?

Valentina Le ha dato qualche suggerimento?

Absolutely! Valentina had been telling her about school for months! She also advised her sister not to scream if she was not happy about something, otherwise she would scare the other kids:-))

Certo!le ha raccontato della scuola da mesi,e le ha anche raccomandato di non gridare,avrebbe spaventato gli altri bambini!

 
4/ What where her thoughts, the day before, and in the morning?

Quali erano i suoi pensieri?Penso che era molto eccitata,non vedeva l’orda di fare come la sorella grande

I think she was very excited and looking forward to it. She really wanted to do as her sister.
 
5/ Does she like going to school? Has she met new friends?

Le piace andare a scuola?ha incontrato nuovi amici?
Luisa era molto entusiasta i primi due giorni,pou si e’cominciata a stancare;e’un bel cambiamento per lei,una mattinata piena con bambini e insegnanti che non conosceva,in un posto nuovo e in piu’tutto in inglese!!Il terzo giorno ,era contenta di tor are a casa,e il quarto mi ha chiesto di stare un po’piu ‘con lei.Penso che e’stato un buon metodo di iniziare la scuola molto morbido.Non ha mai pianto,come e’sucesso per alcuni bimbi e gli insegnanti non hanno mai chiamato,per riprenderla prima.
C’e’una bimba chiama Sienna la quale credo che diventera’sua amica,ma e’ancora presto per giocare insieme,stanno solo vicino!So che lee’piaciuto la lezione di musica,dipingere cantare,e si e’gia’fatta riconoscere dagli insegnanti per il suo volere sempre fare dei puzzle!

Louise was very enthusiastic on her first 2 days, then, I think she started to get a bit tired, that was a big change for her, a full morning with kids and teachers she does not know in a new place and all that in English!! The third day, she was happy to go back home and on her fourth morning, she asked me to stay a bit longer with her. but all in all, I believe this was a very smooth introduction to school. She never cried and the teachers did not call me to come back earlier, which I know has happened for some children.
There is a little girl named Sienna who might become a friend later, but children are still very young and are not yet playing together but rather next to each other:-)
I know that she has enjoyed painting, playing music and singing songs and she has already made her teachers mad with her love for jigsaws, asking them to do it again and again!

In giro per l’Italia -articoli ospiti

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This summer, we had to figure out something different to do as we got kicked out of my parents’ house for a few days while Valentine was getting spoilt rotten by zia Cate, Nonna and Nonno. So we took advantage of the opportunity and explored a few spots in Italy that we had not been to yet.

Our first stop was in Monteprandone, in the Marche region near Ascoli Piceno. We were not far from the Adriatic coast and the seaside town of San Benedetto del Tronto, but the village felt much closer to the villages in the hills of Umbria and Tuscany , but without the tourists. We had been planning to spend some time by the seaside in the morning but the weather wasn’t great, and the hotel suggested that Ascoli was much nicer as a place to see than San Benedetto. We followed the advice and were not disappointed. The city was indeed beautiful with a lot of marble (travertino) buildings and roads. It was also pretty spotlessly clean, and again off the tourist path. We couldn’t resist trying some Olive Ascolane of course.

We set off for a couple of hours drive south, to Puglia. This time we did have some time by the sea in the Gargano area. Really liked it here too: clean and warm water and some memorable meals by the beach. The towns of Manfredonia, Mattinata and Monte Sant’Angelo were all very interesting too.

Final stop on the way back towards Rome was in Benevento. Again pleasantly surprised by the main pedestrian Corso, surrounded by beautiful buildings where we had lunch. We then stayed in a beautiful secluded hotel near Telese Terme. Louise and Olivia were brave enough to enjoy the pool, while I mainly ate and took in the beautiful views, before driving back to see Valentine. We certainly missed her – I like to think she missed us too but in reality think she was too busy with all the activities!

Quest’estate abbiamo dovuto trovare qualcosa di diverso da fare, visto che siamo stati “cacciati” da casa per qualche giorno mentre Valentina si faceva coccolare da zia Cate e dai Nonni. Quindi, ne abbiamo approfittato per visitare degli angoli dell’Italia che ancora non conoscevamo.

Per cominciare, abbiamo attraversato gli Appennini e siamo giunti a Monteprandone nelle Marche. Anche se a soli 5km dale spiagge di San Benedetto del Tronto, il paesino ci ricordava i paesaggi delle colline umbre o toscane. Il turismo di massa non sembra essere anora arrivato da queste parti, ma cio nonostante il paese era pulitissimo e molto ben mantenuto. L’indomani pensavamo di andare a visitare la famosa costa adriatica ma da una parte il tempo nuvoloso e dall’altra i consigli dell’hotel ci hanno spinto giustamente verso Ascoli Piceno. Un’altra bella scoperta, con il centro storico e le piazze bianche in travertino. E naturalmente abbiamo dovuto assaggiare un bel cartoccio di olive ascolane.

Da li siamo partiti verso sud fino in Puglia. Qui abbiamo approfittato del bel mare al Gargano, con acqua e spiaggia pulita e bel tempo. Le citta di Manfredonia, Monte Sant’Angelo e Mattinanta si hanno anche sorpreso positivamente.

Ultima fermata prima di tornare a Roma in Campania, a Benevento. Ancora una bella sorpresa il Corso con grandi palazzi e locali simpatico dove abbiamo pranzato. L’albergo a Telese Terme era un po nascosto ma bellissimo. Luisa e Olivia hanno approfittato della piscine circondata dagli ulivi, mentro io mi sono limitato ad ammirare gli stupendi paesaggi del Sannio e l’ottima cucina regionale. E poi di corsa a Roma per riabbracciare la nostra Valentina!

105 e non sentirli..

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e anche quest’anno,ho l’onore e il piacere di poter celebrare,anche se da lontano,il compleanno della zia Lilla,che compie la veneranda eta’ di 105 anni.Certo, qualche acciacchetto ce l’ha,ma per la sua eta’sta benone.Tanti cari auguri Zia Lilla!!
Also this year,I have the pleasure to wish Zia Lilla,a very happy birthday!infact,she turns 105 today!!for her age,she is in good health

Gli Irlandesi; il ritorno

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Tony Luisa e Olivia, sono tornati,dal loro bree giro in Italia.Da venerd,stiamo trascorrendo una settimana intensa,con varie uscite,cene piscina,e ieri pomeriggio ci sono venuti a trovare:Giulia eSabina con la nonna Georgia,e Suzy Violetta con i bimbi Paolo e Giulio.tutti ci siamo divertiti.We have had an intense,and fun week with “the Irish”.Went swimming,horse riding, went out for dinner,pool,and yesterday we had a few guests:Giulia and Sabina and her mother Georgia, then Suzy Violetta and kids Paolo and Giuli.Had a great time

Vale in vacanza 2

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Ed ecco,altre cose che piace fare a Valentina per esempio,giocare con Fiocco e Casper i quali sono diventati anche suoi amici
Here are other activites that Valentina is doing during her holidays.She loves afiocco and Casper and they love her

Valentina in vacanza

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Valentina sta’ passando qualche giorno di vacanza da sola, con Zia Cate, i Nonni e Fiocco e Casper,stiamo godendo Valentina.mentre i genitori, e Luisa,si sono presi una pausa.Nonostante il tempo non buono, abbiao fatto varie attività,e questo articolo,è dedicato a Valetina.
Valenntina is staying with us a coule of days on her own,while mummy and daddy,and Louise went ona trip.eventhough the weather is not nice,we did many activies.This article is dedicated to her.enjoying her company

 

Dedicated to Valentina

Rachele

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e oggi, facciamo tantissimi auguroni a Rachele,fuglia della mia amica Caterina, la quale compie oggi 2 anni!!!tanti auguri

and today we are celebrating the birthday of my friend’s child,Rachele who turns 2 today,happy birthday!!!the mother is Caterina

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Casper

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E oggi,e’il  turno di Casper che fa’il compleanno,anche lui fa’7anni come Fiocco.auguri!!!
And today its Casper’s turn to turn7.happy birthday!!

Valentina e il nuoto

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Valentina tra le sue tante attivita’una volta a settimana,prende lezione di nuoto.In questa foto Valentina orgogliosamente mostra la sua prima medaglia nuotando da sola.Brava Valentina!!Evidentemente prende dalla zia:)
Valentina does many extra scholar activities:once a week she does swimming -In this photo she proudly has got her first medal,for swimming on her own.Well done Valentine!!!she adores swimming!!!imageimage