and can i just say that i had no idea that i was this out of shape? some yoga in the morning, a warm up at the beginning of rehearsal (javi leads and he's a dancer and i feel quite unlike the graceful gazelle), followed by a full day of rehearsing has really done me in. i'm like an ancient woman when i stand up now; one hand at the small of my back, knees cracking, a good groan as i straighten myself out. no wonder i'm eating like a horse. it's one thing i can still manage.
i found out that friday is a national holiday here, so after rehearsal tomorrow, we're taking a train to a beach house for the weekend. i brought a bathing suit, a two-piece i'm afraid, so i'll be sucking it in if i actually have to reveal said swimsuit. if only there was a way i could hide my superfluous areas yet still expose my pasty skin to some much-needed vitamin D. there's no internet at the beach house, so i'll be spending the weekend old-school style -- no computer, which means no new post til next week. i just remembered that this will be my first chance to break in my new prescription sunglasses! i hope they look so stunning that no one notices anything below my neck.
i've just read an email from a friend in california who wrote:
Italy is all about food,
Sandra loves food,
Therefore Sandra loves Italy
so true, so true.
and now for a few photos...
rehearsal comes to an end.
we immediately start eating. the restaurant/bar adjacent to the rehearsal space offers free food when you buy a drink during happy hour. javi ordered a "rainbow". was i surprised? no.
later, we rush to the grocery store only to find it closed, so we stop and pose for a moment. the sun has set on another day in milan.