When it Rains in Florence….

Ciao Readers!

It’s been raining here – lots!  You may have seen on the news how Venice was recently under water (more than usual).  Pretty much all of the northern half of Italy was drenched.  So, I decided to share some of the rainy day activities we have undertaken (seeing as we have no car and no mall to drive to)…

When it rains in Florence….it’s a good excuse for an extra-thick ridiculously rich cup of “cioccolata calda” at Grom (think hot chocolate/pudding hybrid):

When it rains in Florence…it’s a good time to go to the laundromat to use a clothes dryer and be amused by the lost-in-translation signs (here they are trying to tell you to empty the washer when it’s done washing):

When it rains in Florence….it’s the time I stare at our ceiling and think about how much I hate the “chandelier” that hangs where a perfectly functional ceiling fan should be.  (In order to make my gripe more humorous I actually tried to write a haiku about a ceiling fan; the results were pretty pathetic.  I then tried to write the song “Oh Ceiling Fan” to the words of “Oh Christmas Tree” – complete failure).  Maybe the picture is amusing enough; behold:

When it rains in Florence….I try (half-successfully) to see the glass as half-full and take photos of the lovely rainbows that follow:

Thanks for sharing a rainy afternoon with me!  P.S. – if you enjoy the blog and are so inclined…you can click on the “top blog” logo on the upper right of this page and review my blog for some possible virtual kudos.  Grazie!

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  1. Our Adventure in Croatia

     /  November 27, 2012

    never seen ceiling fans in any room in Italy, perfectly good chandelier….
    and the hot chocolate looks delicious.

  2. Ako

     /  November 27, 2012

    round and round you spin
    stirring up a restless wind
    ceiling fan? a dream

    OK, so that’s not a great haiku but you did inspire me to try creating one! Love the lost in translation (reminded me of engrish.com). 😀

  3. Okay, I pushed my luck with the sunny comment – just poured for 4 hours straight (straight on my head)!

  4. Roger Kennett

     /  November 27, 2012

    oh where can it be?
    my ceiling fan fantasy.
    chandelier, no fan.

  5. Hi, how is Firenze today? I saw the news and they’re talking about allagamenti a bit everywhere. How are you? I know that this beautiful city has experienced terrible floods in the past. I hope this is not getting worse! xxx

  6. You managed to make a dull day seem entertaining. Personally I enjoy rainy days, they give me an excuse to sit down and nerd out for a whole day.

  7. If it makes you feel anybetter the forecast in Sydney is rain all next week, I’ll be walking to work each day.



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