Archive for August, 2015

Back to school (first half)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Tomorrow Pinuccia, Luca and Mattia start school, and just today we got all the details of where and when. It turns out they will be neighbours, but not at the same time. Last year a new structure was built in our town, 10 minutes walk from our house, containing both a nursery and a preschool. The twins will be going there from about 8.30am to 1pm each day, starting tomorrow. However, there is a gradual insertion, and this week it will only be for about an hour a day, and next week two hours a day. Pinuccia on the other hand was offered a job for the whole year at the preschool next door, from 1pm to 3.30pm each day. She is very happy and thankful with the location and hours of this job. Pinuccia and the twins will be able to greet each other as she goes to work and I bring them home, but at least they will have most of the afternoon together. The rest of the family will restart school on the 10th.

Back in Italy

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

We have arrived back home. The trip went well, and I have suffered only a bit of vicarious jet lag – my body clock adjusted quickly, but with the children waking up at 4am so was I. But sleep seems to be back to normal now, even the twins are sleeping better now in their own beds than their two months of repeated wake ups during the night whilst in Australia.

Today we were in church, meeting friends and catching up on news – 3 new pregnancies, a few conversions at the children’s camp, a couple of families that will be leaving shortly. On the other hand, there was another refugee from Pakistan who had come for the first time today.

This week Stefania and Daniele will be doing a holiday program run by the town council, which will hopefully give us some time to start preparing for the coming year. In church, I will need to begin thinking about restarting the small groups and preparing Bible studies for them, and Pinuccia about the Sunday School. In the family, Pinuccia might start receiving some job offers, we need to organise Luca and Mattia’s nursery commencement, and there are a few other things to do around the house.