I arrived safely in Napoli after quite a bumpy flight across the pond. Those of you who know me, know how much I enjoy flying! I hope it is better going back! It is so great to be here at this time of year. I am staying at my friend Giulia's beautiful home and having such a wonderful time. Her home is decorated beautifully for the holidays and I wish I could bring a group here at this time of year as there is a special feeling in the air as Christmas approaches. Giulia raises Siberian Huskies and there is a new litter! They are darling and I will try to post a photo of these little beauties!
The weather is crisp and cool during the day and cold at night. You can smell the wood fires burning in the homes and it just sets the mood. It has been great seeing friends and and having those traditional Neapolitan meals with them. Very relaxing. Lest you think all that I am doing is playing, I have been working on the book and making new pieces. I seem to get quite a bit done while I am here.
Today after a lunch with Giulia's family, I am off to Rome for my course that begins tomorrow. I am looking forward to this and to seeing Rome at the holiday season.