A few Sundays ago we went to Bangor in between services at church. We only spent a couple hours walking around this lovely little town. Will make a trip back for sure for a little more in depth exploring Here are a few photos from this
We had a sunny forecast a couple Sundays ago so we pulled out the map, train schedules and went to a handy little website Tim found on the trails of Northern Ireland. We decided to go spend the day walking the coast of Whitehead. It was absolutely wonderful. The smell of the sea, the waves crashing, sun shining. My heart was full and about to burst right out of my chest. (I love the ocean. Put me near one and I am instantly at peace :)) Here are some pics from our trip to Whitehead.
Shortly before we had to leave Sara and Angelo came over for a fire and to make us Torta al Testo. Torta al Testo is an Umbrian flatbread stuffed with cheese prosciutto, arugula (Rucola) and a spreadable cheese called Stracchino cheese. It was such a great time. This is what this adventure is about. Meeting amazing people and experiencing their lives, even if it is just for a minute. Angelo made it on a stone that him and his dad made, in the fireplace. I loved every second. Sara and Angelo will forever be very important people to us! We love you guys and thank you for the experiences you gave us!
We have been in Northern Ireland for like 6 weeks now and I have not posted anything from here. It has been an experience. The first place we were going to stay fell through. That is behind us now. Maybe we will post about it one day but I like to think it is just done. We lived in a hotel for the first like 2 weeks we were here. That was draining. Found a place to live and are back on track! yay! We have met some amazing people and found a church to go to that we really enjoy. Kind of makes us feel a little bit like we are at home but also makes us a little homesick if that makes sense
We spent the morning in Whitehead. It was great to be out in the sun with the waves crashing. Will blog about it later but just wanted to throw up a quick image
We had a lovely little Christmas in Perugia Angelo and Sara brought some lights to hang outside our window (which is more than we do at home :)) We made our Christmas tree out of handprints…Tim has those pics, he will post them soon. Christmas in Perugia was beautiful
Before we came to Italy I read this book (I can’t remember the title I will have to look) about a man and his wife who retired and spent a year in Italy. He talked about how when the harvest came the whole town they stayed in shut down and helped to pick olives. He said that the sense of community was awesome. They picked all day and had lunch, drank wine and just had a great time doing it. Every since I read that story I wanted to experience Olive picking in some sort. I mentioned this to Angelo when we learned he had some connections and they took us to Terni to go Olive picking one weekend. It was an amazing experience. Continue reading
As it tends to do, Isaak and my hair grew to a point we looked like a couple rag mops. It was time to embrace another painful yet ultimately satisfying Italian experience. I actually hate getting my hair cut. I despise it. I don’t know what it is about it. Maybe the 20 minutes of meaningless small talk or the fact that it just seems like a waste of time. Continue reading