i haven't been ignoring the blog as such, it's just that i have nothing to report - not publicly at least. my week in italy ran rather uneventfully. i completely lost my voice and got ill while there, but friends and family filled me with love... and food.
i am now absorbed by the new job and redecoration of our flat - spring cleanings are so liberating! we are not planning major changes for now, but we are considering to build a mezzanine floor, which would be rather exciting -- mezzanine = space!
days have become much longer, as i am sure you also noted, and this has injected me more energies, although i still cannot go through the day *untouched* without my usual vitamin boost and at least two sessions a week of yoga.
i cannot leave unmentioned our past weekend - saturday night we went to our front door neighbours' house warming party. we met very nice people, all well-travelled and all with interesting backgrounds! the day after we were invited to Milla's birthday (our other little neighbour). it was her second birthday and got to spend some time with her and her younger sister Emma. during this domestic weekend, i manage to exchange wallace & gromit for shaun the sheep and gave Milla & Emma to-to-ro^. i believe this is the true sense of neighbourhood - to barter within your community!
^ yes, i mention totoro to each young person i meet as the wickest cartoon ever, but it is - certainly for a toddler.