Thursday, August 25, 2005

We're going back

OK so it's been a while since I've reported back on this blog -- our return home was uneventful and the summer has literally flown by. The most important development, and one which came directly out of our sojourn to Italy this past winter and spring is that we are going back again and soon. No surprise there, I'm sure, but hope to spend even more time there inside the walls. So the house in Vermont is on the market, we've sold a lot of stuff on eBay already and had one HUGE moving sale.

But wait there's more.

I head to London in two days to start a 4-week course to become certified as a teacher of English to adults overseas; Sue finishes work the end of September and will be completing her move to alternative medicine therapies about the same time. I come back to the US and in mid-October we return to Siena where we hope to rent an apartment for "several months" with an option to renew -- so far it appears we have found just the right place in the Torre contrada, within sight of the Torre del Mangia. In fact, we are told it is actually above the stables of the contrada Palio horses -- no, no, not quite what it sounds, but really quite an honor I would think, particularly since the Torre won the Aug. 16 Palio for the first time in I think 46 years!

So I will be back here to give you an update in about seven weeks. The plan is to finish the video interview project we began with Roberto and Patti Bechi -- and which you can find out more about at my updated Siena website, And speaking of updated, if you would like to know more about Siena or are planning a trip and need some information or direction, just go to

Until next time,