How has your week been dears? I hope all is going along just fine in your lives. Mine well you know the sob story but I had a killer Sunday in Venice again. I met up with two of the other au pairs then a friend from back home and her gapper friends, who are also from Canada. They are working in the UK right now, totally jealous of them! Which brings me to my BIG news… since I am pretty much miserable and not fitting in very well with my current au pair family, I am more than likely going to be au pairing in the england until mid-december. I have to give my notice to this family within the next few days so I can get outta here. I just need to pick between two families… which is proving to be a tough decision! One family lives near London and has two teenage boys (15&18) then the other family lives in central england and has one two year old and my schedule is more cray-cray.. I’m thinking of going with family #1.
Alright here is your third viewing of Venezia!
This Sunday was the Venice marathon to! We saw them running up one of the 12 (!!) bridges of the course. Props to them!
Since there were seven of us there that day we decided to be total tourist and take a gondola ride! We paid 10 euros each for what was supposed to be a 30 minute but it was more like 15 minute (scammer!). But it was fun at we got some photo ops.
We stopped at a Pizzeria and ate some pretty good pizza. Then we stopped from some gelato! YUMM! I tried mint chocolate and was not disapointed in the least. I could’ve eaten the whole bin of gelato (maybe not) it was that good.
It was so nice to see someone from back home and get out of the house! I bought a bunch of presents for family at home and I can’t wait to give them to them at christmas! Plus I bought myself a Universita’ Venezia sweater – tack tourist point! Do you like giving presents?
I’m pretty sure this is a italian tea company so I’m not sure if I will be able to find it at but its is ah-mazing! Its my version of Selestial Seasonings. It has a nice cinnamon/fall-ish flavour and its perfect with a splash of soy milk. Here is a view of the ingredients…
Another Italian favourite…
I usually don’t like licorice at all but one of the (finnish) au pairs I met introduced me to these in Verona…
Its half black licorice and raspberry or strawberry. Its two calories per treat. They have the gummy-ness of a wine gum candy. I’m going to buy some of these for my dad since he lurvs licorice plus maybe another 5 packages for myself 🙂
My running has gotten better within the past few days. I stick to the same route because I just want to maintain my endurace while abroad but my time is now 31.5 minutes instead of 36 it was when I first started running this route back in September, yay me!
Ugh I got my registration time for my spring semester.. its at 4pm pst which is about 1am here gah it blows. Plus my registration date is WAY late like 21 days after registration starts so I’m guessing my schedule won’ t be so great.
But now I have to go a iron heaps of clothes and go out for my run second run of the day. I’m trying splitting them up so I can more distance in, we’ll see how that goes. Bye girls!