Thursday, April 30, 2009

Super Mario Bros.!!!

I was at my friend Nikki's house today for her English lesson today and just realized that her fiancèe Paolo, is actually none the less than LUIGI from Super Mario Bros.!!!!! how funny!! hahahah!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Rain Rain GO AWAY! Please come back another day!

I just can't stand it anymore! It has been raining since October, 6 days out of 7! ENOUGH ALREADY! IT'S ALMOST MAY!!!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bump it!!!!

Ok, so I was looking at some ideas on how to fix my hair for the wedding and found this thing-a-ma-jigger:

Gotta start looking on where to buy it here in Italy!!!

You really must take a look at the video presentation, it's pretty funny!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Week End Part 2

On Easter Sunday we went to the nearby Town of Oliena. There is an interesting procession there on Easter Sunday called "Su Incontru" (The Encounter). It consists in the whole town meeting in 2 Churches on different sides of the town where they then carry in procession the statue of the Madonna covered in a black veil (in sign of mourning) and one of Jesus covered in gold necklaces as vows. They then meet in the center of the town in Piazza Santa Maria where the "Encounter" takes place. All the men take out their pistols and shotguns and start to shoot up in the air... pretty scary and LOUD! Here are a few pictures of what the ground looks like after all that chaos!

Murales in the Town Square of Oliena women dressed in typical Sardinian Costume

Next to this murales of a man and a woman carrying a wine flask on her head in typical costume, there is a writing in their Sardinian dialect (every region in Sardinia has their own dialect) to the best of my knoledge it says:

"First comes Family then the land, beaches and the sea.... in this tormented and sorrowful land, all we are left with is our wine to drink!!!!"

This town is famous for its "Nepente" wine, and even Gabriele D'Annunzio (a famous Italian writer and poet who lived between 1863 and 1938) wrote about it; so they are very proud and I guess this is why the murales mentions the wine.
There is also a donkey in this murales, these amimals are hard workers and are still used today to cultivate the land and help with daily farm activites. So it symbolizes land and hard labor.

typical stone house


And again inside the Hotel, some cute chicken vases that we are going to buy!
I love the idea they had by putting wool under the chickens to make it look like thier nest!

and I really loved this sculpture of Noah's Arc...

everyone inside including the animals were smiling and happy!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Week End Part 1

As I was saying in my previous post, for Easter week end we got to go to a country resort called "Su Gologone" that belongs to the "Charming Hotels & Restaurant" chain.

Our hotel room...

... embroiderd detail on the bed...

... our cute bathroom..
our reading room inside our hotel room

the hall outside our room

... the library..

game room

This is a detail in the library, they used old bottles
in the wall to make this cute effect
me and Gabriel


outside kitchen and fireplace

Big indoor fireplace for roasting

details in the dining area

beautiful hand-made shawl

woman embrodering

Enrico & I

Carlotta found a 4-leaf clover!!!!

the woods on the way to the the spring

the river running from the natural spring

Su Gologone spring (108 meters deep)


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter Holidays to all! We're going with Enrico's Family to "Su Gologone" , a contry club resort in Northen Sardinia! I'll post pictures when we get back! (even if the weather is supposed to be bad!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I got zoom!

And now you can watch this "Friends" episode and laugh at how I feel!