Hello! Before I jump into Do You Notice Something Different?? I thought I’d take some time to talk about the schedule.
I know my blogposts have been crazy (not on time), and it’s because of a good reason.
We Went To Ireland 🇮🇪
La Mia Familia (my family) moved to an old, Irish ☘️ schoolhouse for the month of June!! (I will write a blog about that later so I can go into more details 😀😀.) Plus, I’ve been super busy. So, I’m sorry about the schedule.
I know it is odd that a blogpost didn’t come out on Saturday. But la mia famiglia (my family) went on a trip. A four day, three night trip!
We live in Rovigo, Italy. We wanted to move once our avvocato (lawyer) gave us the all clear to leave. Our lawyer helping us with our dual Italian citizenship is in Rovigo, so it was convenient that we live in Rovigo too.
We decided we could go for a few days to explore the other amazing cities and ancient landmarks!
So now, I will explain the entire trip as quickly as I can, so this blog doesn’t get boring 😉.
But first, we went to a car rental agency, and picked up a white Fiat.
There is my mom from globalkristen.com and my dad from STEAMTeam5!
We went to Siena, but not to sleep. After we looked around the city, we realized it was a little crowded at this time of year. We didn’t want to be here if it had so many tourists sometimes. We still explored a little, then we hit the road again!
Now, we have…. Montepulciano!!!
Montepulciano (in Tuscany) was the first place we went to sleep. My mom and I had a little trouble figuring out who got the bed in the main room 🤪!
We explored and liked it a lot.
It was beautiful! We didn’t want to live there either because it was extra small and super touristy. We heard so many others speaking English.
Next up is…. Orvieto!!!!
If you paid extra good attention when you read, Orvieto “!!!!” Instead of Orvieto “!!!” good job! We decided something about the place… and you will have to stick around to see what we decided!
And finally… Ascoli Piceno!!!
We decided that we loved Orvieto (all three of us) and wanted to move there! Again, we will when we can!
Now that I’ve talked about all this pure awesomeness, I bid you farewell! (That’s my old-timey salute!)
This blogpost is unlike any other blogpost I’ve written! It’s not a story, but a facts blogpost. If you don’t care for it, I’ll tell you now it is the only one of its kind for now!
You know the things you wipe your mouth with after eating? Yes, napkins. The napkins come out of a dispenser in most cafès in Rovigo (and maybe all of Italy?) like at In-‘n’-Out Burger. But, the napkins (almost everywhere I’ve been to) are crazy! They feel like rough sketch paper! My mother and I joke about the napkins.
“Hey, here’s some sandpaper to wipe your mouth!” I’d say.
“Haha, thank you!” My mom would reply.
If you visit Rovigo, Italy, visit Girasole, a pizza restaurant! The first night I was in Italy with my mom and dad, my mom had gone looking for Girasole, which she had seen on Google Maps.
There are sooo many yummy pizza shops around Rovigo!
Rovigo is the first place I’ve been to in Italy. We are trying to get Italian Citizenship, and since we already have American citizenship, Italian citizenship will make us Dual Citizens! And our avvocato (lawyer in Italian) is in Rovigo. So we came to him.
FYI the Lawyer part and Yummy pizza part are attached, I didn’t forget to say fact four.
This blogpost was super short, so a new one is on the way!
Many peeps hate (and maybe even are scared of) bats. But, hopefully, this blogpost will change the minds of bat haters and people scared of bats. Just remember one thing: don’t be afraid of them all! If a vampire bat saw this:
They would say:
Let me tell you a story…
A while ago, we were in the Cotswolds housesitting. (See my blog about the Cotswolds.) We looked after a cat. And the cat was indoor-outdoor. One night, the cat brought my dad a surprise… a not-at-all bloody, dead bat!
The next morning, I awoke to instantly inspect it, with a magnifying glass 🔍!
the end of the story
This blogpost was really fun, and it took me a while so I hope you liked it!
My Uncle Kenny is pretty crazy 😜 about Halloween 🎃. He makes his driveway a spookyHAUNTED HOUSE. And I admit, it was very scary. In fact, it was so scary it was fun!
Here is the haunted house in the daytime:
Why was it the best Halloween ever?
1. I got to help! I scared little kids when they walked by me.
2. I got to finally trick-or-treat for the first time!
3. I got to do false-screams, (screams that repeat every 30 seconds, about. If someone hears someone scream, they may run away, not wanting to be scared too, or join the party!)
4. I got to see my Uncle Kenny, my Aunt Yolanda, my cousins Jhase, Deven, and Olivia! And my uncle’s first wife came too, Aunt Gale. She attacked me with kisses 😽.
5. I always new I had minor Arachnophobia, but apparently my fear of spiders applies to fake spiders that have motion sensors so they know when you pass by. (I finally figured out they only saw your feet and ankles, so all I had to do was jump up and they didn’t see me! Or, I just run by!)
6. I saw a little kid, about 3 or 4, and he was just passing by my hiding spot (my hiding spot is behind a clown that has a sign on it: free hugz!With blood stains on it. The clown would start saying nice stuff, and then it would lean forward at you! He also had a motion sensor. I jumped out and made a hiss 😾 before the clown said anything to a by-passer.) I lunged out, barely touching the kid, making scary fingers…
and hissing. The little kid froze, and ran to the exit of the haunted house. I watched carefully for him to leave, then chuckled.
All Fun and Games!!
They let me help with lots of scaring, but my Uncle always goes all out, so that was fun.
One of the kids my mom saw (she was trying…
to draw people into the tornado of terror haunted house!) was walking up the driveway. He turned, and “noped” right out of there!!
End of Funny Fact!
This was a very, very, very, don’t go away, I have at least ten more very’s to go… very, very…