Saturday, February 1, 2014

Su's retrospective, continued...

January 6th 2014 - Bifana (She who sweeps away holidays)

Su Boyle
This photo was taken in a trattoria in the Piazza Pitti where the parade started on the 6th of January. 

This is an  important day here in Tuscany for children receiving gifts. The day of the Befana. There is a legend concerning her.
(Too long to recount - best to Google it!). 

Pick the wizened, old grumpy person - er, no.....
She is also known as the one who sweeps away all the holidays. 

She's a witch of course.

January 8th 2014

Have spent the last 2 weeks looking for another apartment and will move in a few days.

Then too we were busy enjoying ourselves with a visitor from Milan whom we hadn't seen for 3 years. We first met Su in 1986 when we went to her language school in Milan. Lots of walking talking dinners and the odd vino here and there! 

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