7th March 2007
It's been a leap of faith to send the children off to Italian schools we know very little about. When you ask people here to recommend a good school they look at you strangely and say, "which ever one is nearest to you”. It would seem that, according to the Italians, all schools are the same, none better none worse.
The other thing that I have had to cope with is letting the tall one have a little more independence as she now travels to school on the Scoulabus, a vehicle of great excitement, which the small one is desperate to board when she joins her sister in September.
I was so worried the first time we waved her off from the bus stop and watched her squash in with all the Italian children, her rucksack all twisted and her hat coming off, but when she turned to wave she looked so happy and proud, I could only feel excited for her...
Best thing I ate today;
Ricotta al limone - a delicate wedge of pale ricotta, sweetened and flavoured with lemony zest then baked until the outside is all golden and crusty was devoured in one greedy go!
Where to get it;
On the cheese counter at any Italian supermarket.