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Photo Book!

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I surprised Sonia when I got back from Dublin – with Erika’s help on the Italian, I’ve produced my very first book on Blurb!

I Colori del Mondo
By Sonia VirzĂ­

I managed to convince her for several seconds that I’d bought a book in Dublin that had a cover image amazingly similiar to the photo of the old lady that Sonia took in San Vito lo Capo, titled Indietro nel tempo; ecco;

She didn’t even realise that the photo on the back was the one she took in Belfast, which unfortunately isn’t in Flickr, but you can see it on the book preview.

And it was only when she opened the book and saw more of her photos that she copped on. What a fantastic reaction. Made all the sweat worthwile.

Of course then she started pointing out my grammer and spelling mistakes in Italian, so we sat down, corrected it, and re-ordered a few more copies! So go to Blurb and buy some!

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July 9, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Chilling in Marzamemi

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Saturday afternoon, pack the bags, pile into the car, collect Sonia on the way, and Marzamemi here we come. 3 hours later and we’re heading to the beach to catch the last rays of the day, while Nuccia and Ignazio work on something for dinner (something? First course of pasta, second of breaded steaks, followed up by a big cake for my birthday last week). Suitably stuffed to the gills, Sonia and I work it off by a leisurely stroll around the piazza and the Balleto – several times. That’s something I still don’t get, strolling for the sake of strolling, to be seen and to see… but Sonia loves it, so I go along arm in arm, round and round and round…

It’s quite relaxing actually, just strolling with nowhere to go and nothing urgent to do. I could get used to this.

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July 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm

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What a crazy few weeks!

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Been a while since I wrote anything in here as it’s been a mad few
weeks. I’ve been in Dublin every week for a few days, working with a
client to deliver a new system for managing the back-office procedures.
Every Sunday, Sonia dropped me off at the airport in Palermo to catch
the 9pm flight to Stanstead, where I would find a quiet niche to get
some sleep in my bag, before waking up at 4am to get through security
while it was still quiet, and then catch some more sleep on a bench
airside, before finding the gate and waiting for the flight.
Once I
got to Dublin, I’d get the bus into town, head into work, get a shower,
shave, and change into the obligatory suit, and head off the the
client’s offices for a full days’ work. At least the client gave me a
voucher to eat in their canteen – man I haven’t had that many roast
dinners in 1 week since leaving EuroConex, where trips to the Silver
Tassie were an almost daily occurrance at times.

Then on
Thursday it was the 9pm flight back to Stanstead, another overnighter,
another early-morning flight, this time back to Palermo, then straight
into work with the inevitable hung-over post-Ryanair feeling.

Fortunately,
as soon at 18:30 rolled around, it was into the car and off to
Marzamemi to relax and recharge!

Anyway, back in Sicily now so here’s hoping everything returns to normal.

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July 5, 2008 at 9:14 pm

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