Warm, sweaty, and delicious

As you all know by now, we’re in Italy. Besides the fact that it’s very warm and also very sweaty, there’s also some more to it. They’re of course very well-known for the food they make in this country, and Italy being Italy, it’s gonna be pizza or pasta. Pizza we had yesterday, and IContinue reading “Warm, sweaty, and delicious”

Warm and sweaty (and slightly crispy)

What can I say. The title says it all. Italy hit 36 degrees today. That counts as warm in my book. It’s hot as balls here. And that, yes, makes me very sweaty. Despite hiding under thick Mediterranean pine canopy all day, and wearing my t shirt most of the day, I feel somewhat burntContinue reading “Warm and sweaty (and slightly crispy)”

Relax (and warm and sweaty)

I have the feeling that the title of all my posts the next few weeks could be ‘warm and sweaty’, but I already wrote one post before with that title a while ago. I don’t have the faintest memory of what that post was about. You can read it here and let me know inContinue reading “Relax (and warm and sweaty)”

Seven days

I’m not sure if it is because I stop more often to drink coffee, or for other reasons, but driving times in Italy always take about twice as long as indicated by Google Maps. Despite taking long to do so, we reached the Italian coast close to Piombino, where we met our friends. Luckily, theyContinue reading “Seven days”

A pleasant surprise

It’s always interesting to just drive to an unknown location when it’s after dark. Often you really have no clue where you end up. Many of the more remote locations are poorly lit, seeing where you park is limited to exactly the place where you park. Surroundings are for imagination. Yesterday was a bit likeContinue reading “A pleasant surprise”

On the road again

Today marked the last day of the work week, the last day of the teaching period, and well, the first day of my three weeks of holidays. I needed them now more than ever. Covid got me good, and three weeks of mild chilling will be the best I could do with my time. WeContinue reading “On the road again”

The landlord dude and his chicks

Time for yet another episode in the ‘Landlord dude’ series. The landlord dude had a big heart when it came to animals. He loved animals more than he loved humans. Although he sometimes also forgot all about them. One day, he decided with our Argentinian house mate, that he needed a chicken coop. For weeksContinue reading “The landlord dude and his chicks”

Beating odds

I beat the odds of still being positive after 10/11 days of covid, but somehow my entire family seems to be very good at that. We beat those odds four times… But that’s not really what this post is about. Too tired to write about covid shit. Where I did beat odds that do matter,Continue reading “Beating odds”

Babies!

I can’t believe how fast these past two months have flown by. Exactly 55 days ago, one of my female cornsnakes laid a clutch of twelve perfect eggs. I’ve been excited all week, because cornsnakes usually hatch between about 55 and 65 days, depending on temperature. As temperatures have been on the higher end thisContinue reading “Babies!”

Running out

Day 8/9 of covid. Slowly there’s light at the end of the tunnel. My throat ache is softening, and although I still cough, it seems to hurt less. I am tired at levels I don’t recognize, but I understand this may last for a while. Although Rafa and Lara no longer have clear symptoms, theyContinue reading “Running out”