Monthly Archives: July 2011

Funky Fridays

Fridays are a sad day as many classmates leave the school.  Last week it wasn’t so bad as I had only been here a week and Judy (the other American that was in my class) was the only one that … Continue reading

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A few photos

A photo from outside the Battisterio with our guide, Serena.  All tours are in Italian, so I don’t get it all!! Then there a few photos from my walk home from the Battisterio.   I happened to pass through the … Continue reading

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You’re either an other or a mother

After Kate’s birthday lunch, Linda asked me if I wanted to get a drink.  I had to be back at the school in ½ hour for a tour of the Battisterio di San Giovanni (Baptistry) which was just about enough … Continue reading

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Buon compleanno

Thursday was Kate’s birthday so she invited a bunch of us to lunch. Kate is from Australia and I met her at the contrada dinner the school organized last Thursday night.  Of course, she knows Linda so we bonded over … Continue reading

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Whiney, winey Wednesday

I had a lot to drink today!  It was a rainy day in Siena but Ekhart and I had made plans to go to the market for lunch as the market only occurs on Wednesdays.   We had a walk around … Continue reading

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Monday mix-up

New students arrive on Mondays so odds are your class will have some new faces.  Last Friday was Judy’s last day (the other American that was in my class) and this Monday two new students joined: Bob – early 50s, … Continue reading

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The party days are over

The Oca headquarters seems to have shut down for the season!  As they won the July Palio they are not participating in the August Palio and it seems that the celebration days have officially ended!  I mentioned in an earlier … Continue reading

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