My Sophisticated Young Lady has jetted off to Rome with her Classics class a couple of days ago. This lead to three immediate consequences:
- Young Friend of the Elephants acquired her own e-mail address so that she could send e-mails full of anguish to her big sister.
- I have to do all the housework.
- I was left ruminating enviously about books set in Italy.
But while I’m ruminating about those books set in Italy, I’d like to invite you for a fleeting visit to Rome:
Coordinates: 41°54′N 12°30′E
Time zone: Central European Time
Founded: 753 BC
Population: 2,9 million
Current weather: 17 C, sunny
Some sayings about Rome:
All roads lead to Rome
To see Rome and die
Rome wasn’t built in a day
When in Rome, do as the Romans do
And some more…