Saturday, October 28, 2006

26/10: Universita' di Camerino - Career Day

Time ago I was invited by the professors with whom I worked for my final project at Camerino University (where I studied) to have a talk at the Career Day, which opens the academic year.
So the 26th I was glad to be there.
I had the talk in the "Palazzo Ducale", in a room called "sala Muta" (Mute room), which I have to admit is not the most sensible name I've heard for a room used for giving lectures.

Whatever the name, the room was plenty of people, the majority of which were students.
I had a talk about my working experience at Nokia first, at NemeriX later with mention of how the University Experience is supposed to help for such a kind of Career.

It looked like my speech was appreciated and I was glad to be back there, and to have the chance of giving back something to an institution (The University of Camerino), which gave me a lot.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

21/10: Silk Wedding / "Nozze di Seta"

The 21st of October we celebrated 5 years wedding anniversary.
We just got to know that it is called "nozze di seta", "silk wedding".

This time just flown!

We have been living in two different countries, three flats (hopefully we will move soon to the forth one),
visited many places, met a lot of people, got a great number of fantastic friends.
But most of all, we have been gifted by Agnese and Rachele!

So, we have many reasons to celebrate: thanks to all of these, somehow, have been part of our life!

Michele & Anna Maria

PS: I had a personal great achievement. Gaining in Finland, lost 5 during the international moving, today my weight is the same that when I married Anna Maria! The saying that a man earns 1 kg per year after wedding failed in my case :-)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

30/9: Anglesey Abbey

We visited Anglesey Abbey, a country house made up on a convent.
The older part of it is dated about IX-X century, but it has been extended and improved until few years ago.
There is an impressive garden all around (about 400.000 square meters), where the kids had a lot of fun.
We should come back to enjoy the autumn colors.... later on.

17/9: Wicken Fen

We have been to Wicken Fen, a natural reserve.
There are a lot of different birds and animal, that one could see and hear if two noisy kids wouldn't make them run away before even approaching them....
It was anyway a pleasure to have a walk in the country side.

2-3/9: a real vacation

We have been in Italy for a short while. Anna Maria and kids staid longer and had the chance of enjoying quite a lot the sea side. The weather was great when I went there as well and swimming in the sea during September was still very comfortable. Though once in the water I've notice there were just Germans...

During this time Anna Maria and me went away for a bit more than 24 hours: the first time since Agnese was born!
We went in a a B&B at Sant'Ippolito (PU): Le fontanelle, which is a very relaxing place that I recommend.
First afternoon we were there swimming and reading books. It was so weird not having kids around breaking up the peace every 5 minutes! (OK let's be realistic: every two minutes).
I felt old having such a kind of "wanted" total relax vacation.

The day after we have been to la Gola del Furlo: a really astonishing canyon.

To end the day we went to Urbino, a renaissance university city, very interesting from the architectural point of view and now included in UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

PS: all pictures are from the web. Because of the hand luggage restriction, we didn't bring our camera along.