[Image: Josef Litobarski, 2008, Attribution 3.0 Unported]
Last week was busy. I finished two presentations (passed them both) and had an Italian test (which I also passed!). I'm now an A1B Italian speaker.
I also finished a bothersome bit of paperwork which had been preventing me from fully enrolling in the University: a declaration of equal value for my English degree. It took two and a half months, but it finally came in the post on Friday. I am, at last, fully enrolled and can take my exams in January. Fantastico!
In other news: Elsje and I met up with our friends the other day for a Christmas dinner. Everybody cooked a dish - I made roast potatoes with rosemary and garlic... easy! (Actually - I mostly just chopped and peeled things - but I provided moral support for everybody).
We also all brought presents for a bit of secret-santa and played a mammoth game of Risico (Italian version of Risk).
As well as blogging here, I'm also one of the editors on bloggingportal.eu - a new way to read blogs about EU affairs. We aggregate the content from more than 300 blogs about the EU! If you're at all interested in Europe, then check it out!
I'm living in Italy and taking European & International Studies at the University of Trento. My current mission in life is to learn as much as I can about Europe, her past, peoples, foods, cultures, crimes, triumphs and her place in the world. I want to know the whole shmeer! Warts and all!