21.06.2009 30 °C
I headed off Cortona/ Camucia via train. Unfortunatelly I missed that exit cause the button i pushed was broken on the train and the other ones i tried weren't working. (you only have like a minute at each stop) Just the blonde in me i guess. So I was able to get off at the next stop and the lady i worked for came and got me. Meet the Italian/Australian family Margaret, Mauricio, Tom(8yrs old), and Elliot (6years old). What an experience! I was feed and provided a place to sleep in exchange for 6 or so hours of work. The place is amazing, they are renevating their Tuscan villa inorder to get it ready to rent out. They techanically have three villas they are preparing to rent out, and their main house is right there. The place has a swimming pool overlooking the mountains in tuscany. I pretty much just painted, and did some odd end jobs.She is quite the handy women, learned a thing or two from her. She has some rabbits she keeps in the back that she killed the other day infront of me, not a vegetarians favorite moment, but it's life. They are very sweet people. One of the nights we got into politics discussion and of course they talked about how they love Obama, and rediculed Bush...as most Europeans. Its strange to me how much they know about world politics and how little American's know about others. Or maybe its just me, haha. They are both photographers. The whole family speaks italian and english. She was telling me how poor the school system they dont offer alot of programs like music, art,and pe. The eldest had school 6 days a week from 8 to 1:30. Crazy. Cortona is where they filmed under the Tuscan sun and was a 10 min. drive from her place, very small quaint village. My time has come to an end and off to firenze(florence). Im being replaced by canadian chefs at the Tuscan home.