martedì 24 gennaio 2012

Back in action

...so, I stumbled on my own poor, neglected blog whilst looking for something else and since by some miracle I even remembered my password... Well, here I am!

What to say? Where to start?

Maybe with the fact that Sophie will be a year old on the 18th of February and life is no longer even vaguely similar to what it was the last time I contributed to this blog! Nothing and nobody can really prepare you for the joy, fear, happiness and horror that is being a parent and you can't imagine the way in which your entire outlook on life changes overmight when a new little person comes into your life.
She is stupendous. Beautiful and intelligent and funny and curious and naughty and extremely hard work and all the other cliches. I am also typically exhausted (back at work almost full time - eek!) but I have to say it's Luca who has made the biggest change. He's completely obsessed. They say there's nothing like the relationship between a daddy and daughter and mamma mia are they spot on!

So here we are - back in the city and enjoying the challenges that life throws at us. I can't remember the last time I was even anywhere near my bed after 6:30am, the house is a complete mess and we both fall asleep on the sofa by 10 o'clock every night but I honestly wouldn't have it any other way. If I can manage it, I might even add "updating blog" to my looong list of post-work activities and not disappear into the milano smog like the last time!

5 commenti:

Georgia Tolley ha detto...

Hi there!

I work for BBC Radio 4 on a programme called The World Tonight. This is a bit of a random request, but I spotted your blog online, and I thought you'd be a good person to ask for help!

Our reporter Charlotte Ashton is coming to Milan on Monday next week, and we're on the search for a young Italian woman who's finding it hard to find a job. Do you think you would you be able to help us find someone?

Ideally the person in question would speak English, and feel like she's trapped out of the labour market. We'd like to talk to her about the labour reforms, and whether she thinks they're needed.

If we can't find a young woman, then we could talk to a young man instead, but women are getting even more of a hard deal in Italy, so a woman would be best!

Thank you so much for considering our request! If you could email or call me back on +44 208 624 9777, that would be great. I can always call you to save you the money of calling the UK!

Best wishes,
Georgia

Producer, BBC Radio 4

Georgia Tolley ha detto...

P.S. My email is georgia.peters@bbc.co.uk.

Matt ha detto...

Hi Emmina, congrats on your little girl, I have two little girls and there is nothing better.

Emmina, I am an American who has lived in Latin America for 10 years and was just offered an opportunity in Milan. My wife and I are going to come visit in July and I wanted to talk to another expat who lives there. Could I give you a call? Here is my email.

matt@bsp.edu.br

My name is Matt.

Thanks so much!
Best
Matt

Matt ha detto...

Hi Emmina, congrats on your little girl, I have two little girls and there is nothing better.

Emmina, I am an American who has lived in Latin America for 10 years and was just offered an opportunity in Milan. My wife and I are going to come visit in July and I wanted to talk to another expat who lives there. Could I give you a call? Here is my email.

matt@bsp.edu.br

My name is Matt.

Thanks so much!
Best
Matt

Adam ha detto...

Hi Emmina,

I found your blog on Expat Blog where my wife and I also list our expat blog, http://theviewdownunder.blogspot.com.

About a year and a half ago we moved from New York to Sydney and had a difficult time finding a reputable international mover. Because of our experience, we started GoodMigrations (http://GoodMigrationsHelps.com) as a free resource for people to rate their international moving company so others can make informed decisions.

We're just starting out, so I'm reaching out to fellow expats to ask them to review their moving experiences on the site. If you could take 60 seconds to rate your mover (or even post the site link on your blog to spread the word to others), I would be grateful for your help!

Many thanks,
Adam Vagley