Hello! Oh my - it has been ages since I entered anything in my LJ.... so much has happened since.
I am happily settled in Hemel Hempstead (I've learnt to love the place *grins*) and I'm still very much in love with my Mart - he's fantastic...(sorry Mart - but it's true :))
Few opportunities came up for me - training as BSL assessor at NVQ level 3 in London (the course was tiring but hey, this would promise me some freelance jobs after christmas and I will get to meet interesting people)... Job at BBC came up but I could not take it up cos I would be away in Italy... and finally I was involved with Shakespeare Link project - translating Twelfth Night into BSL and perform on video. That was lorra fun - I played the part of Orsino (which meant I get to chill most of the time *grins*). As soon this project finished (it took two weeks) I rushed home to get ready for our hols in Italy (and Sicily)
The Roman experience was fantastic and I thoroughly enjoyed it with Mart - thank goodness we get on really well as travellers as we do as partners :) We got on overnight train to Palermo in Sicily. The highlight of our travels was hiring a car for cou-ple of days - we drove all over Sicily and stopped at various villages (some few thousand feets above sea level!) far away from tourists visiting the island. Met ippola and Mikey in Sicily and we all went up Mount Etna. That was most exciting - as we got to near the crater which erupted last year - sulphur and heat was flowing from that crater....I've never seen so much volcanic rocks and ashes :)
Got back to Rome and back to Pescara (got cheap flights to and from this place - this place is horrendous - don't even try and fly to the place!)
Got Post-holiday blues for the last few days...but am feeling much better...cos Mart and I have been contemplating of our next travels before christmas! Yay!
Am in my office at Reading University - trying to sort out all rubbish cos I'm leaving at the end of this month...so that I can 'fly'...scary and exciting!....
Better get back to work...