One of my favourite things about working is the fact that I actually have time to read what I want to read. When I'm a student, I'm constantly bogged down by what I have to do. I wake up at 8am and am sitting at my computer studying research papers within minutes. I stay like that until 10pm. I only leave my room to go to the toilet, eat lunch, go to lectures or go watch the shop for a couple of hours. There is no time to relax on the sofa with a novel or a bit of junk TV or even to go outside and enjoy the rare sunshine, there is only work.
So being able to leave work in the office is a bit of a novelty for me.
It's been almost a week and nothing! I must confess, it isn't entirely my fault. Magro's step dad (from whom we steal our internet connection) has just come into the possession of the hugest, sleekest and most beautiful Mac I have ever seen. Which naturally munches the internet up like I would at an all you can eat buffet.
This does mean however that I have a lot to get through so hopefully the next few days will be a whirl of posts!
Another update, I think I may have received my first kind-of-invitation to go check a restaurant out. But I'm not 100% sure as it was a rather cryptic tweet in Italian. Even Magro didn't really understand. Oh well. I'll go on down and see what it's all about.
First things first, we need to get something straight.
The name is not fud as in mud, it is FUD as in food but pronounced with an Italian accent. I need you to put more "ooh" into the "ooo" and shorten the word right up. Feel free to add a hint of a vowel after the 'D' but make sure you say it quickly and aggressively.
Is it really only Tuesday? I feel like it could be at least Thursday!
I didn't sleep very well last night and woke up a couple of times feeling sick (probably a result of a delicious dinner - tortellini with butter and sage, gravadlax, pear stracchino & walnut salad and then a slice of the most amazing orange and dark chocolate cake I have ever tried - I will get the recipe and come back with force!)
Last time I wrote about Catania in Sicily, I showed you pictures of the beautiful Chiesa di San Benedetto. What I didn't mention was that entrance to the church buys you a ticket to a small art gallery filled with interesting sculptures and paintings.