But man, that really doesn’t look likely.
Have you read the news?
Worse still, it’s Friday 13th!
I think I’ll stay in the house, so as to avoid doing anything unlucky.
Because I’m in Italy, actually, I HAVE to stay at home all day!
Just like yesterday, the day before, and the day before that – the whole family does.
To my surprise, not going into work is turning out to be rather a bore.
My wife and son, when not engaged producing and recording EasyItalianNews.com, are keeping occupied by painting the internal walls of our home a brighter shade of grotty.
Which is fine – they’re productive and happy. But it does mean that the risk of walking under ladders, or through trays of paint, is significantly higher than zero.
And if I choose to remove myself from the chaos? Perhaps to sit on the front porch for a few moments of solitude and sunshine?
Black cats everywhere!
After writing this article, there’s nothing in my diary for today, except an online Spanish lesson in the afternoon.
I’ll wash the dishes, cook lunch, wash the dishes again, speak Spanish on Skype for thirty minutes, cook dinner, wash the dishes a final time, drink beer, and go to bed.
It’s going to be rather a long day.
And Saturday and Sunday will be much the same…
I promised myself a while back that I would work through the Spanish easy readers and/or Spanish-English parallel texts in our online shop.
Perhaps the moment has finally come…
Here’s your last ‘heads up’ about this week’s ‘eBook of the Week’ offer, which ends on the not-otherwise-unlucky Sunday 15th.
Le italiane is just £3.99 until then.
From Monday 16th, it’ll sell for our usual (but still very reasonable) ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £7.99.
With eight short chapters, each telling the story of a determined Italian woman, Le italiane could be just the thing to distract you from crashing stock markets and pandemics!
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A lunedì, allora.
Hi Daniel, I have been enjoying all that you publish here and love recommending this site to friends as well as fellow Italian language strugglers like myself.
Please keep up the great work! Your E.I.N., ebooks and reference material are invaluable resources.
Having said this, I have to ask: have you completely lost your mind???
I was excited to read that you are going to start a book club and the first book is “Il Nome Della Rosa” so I quickly jumped on line and located a second hand copy here in Australia. The other day said book – or should I say tome – arrived. Mamma mia!!!
What have you got us into?? I am estimating that at a page a day (on a good day), 5 days a week, I might get through it in two & a bit years!
I beg you: please have pity on those of us who struggle daily!