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26.8.08

Back from Holidays!



























Hi everyone! I am back from Italy and Scotland.
Holidays have been short but intense. This is just a short welcome post with a few pics of Scotland, for I can't write much at the moment. My right hand was operated on 3 days ago and I can't move it much due to the stitches. Guess who operated on it? Our friend and blogger The Doctor ;-). I got VIP treatment and was made to doze off during the operation, so that I didn't realise anything at all! Thanks Doc, as you see, I am typing to exercise my swollen fingers ;-).
In the pics top to bottom and left to right: Typical menu along the Royal Mile, view of Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat, Arthur's Seat, stop at a Whisky centre on our way back from the Highlands, Loch Ness, view of Edinburgh from the Castle, The Three Sisters (Glencoe). More pics on my usual Flickr page ;-)
seeya soon! Monica

20 comments:

Estela said...

Wooow! Nice place! I hope you have expended a really good holidays in Scotland. I have never been to Edinbburgh and it's bigger than I expected. Anyway, what have happened with your hand? Take care and rest! I'm sure The Doctor has operated your hand perfectly.

See you!

Monica Stacconi said...

Hi Estela, welcome back to the blog,
Scotland is a beautiful place. So far, my favourite in the UK (but then I must say I still have to see some places there, like the islands, Cornwall, Wales...).
Nothing serious happened to my hand, a bump showed up on my right palm just before the holidays and Doc told me he could remove it before I started September exams. Still have stitches on, but I can assure you my hand is being looked after in the best possible way ;-). I will soon post a mysterious object from Sabine heehehhe. seeya soon
Monica

Miguel-Kun said...

Hi! Good morning!
My summer vacations are ending. Next Monday I return to work, and I don't feel like nothing at all. At least, it was a great summer, and I hope the same for you.
I have pending some trips to UK, so I'll ask you some information.
By the way, do you know anything about the Listening exam, like by example, the keys?
Well, have a fast recovery.
Bye!

Monica Stacconi said...

hahaah Miguel, I don't feel like working either, but I will have to start on Monday, stitches or no stitches.
Of course I know the keys to the listening ha ha ha ha ha!
See you soon
Monica ;-)

Miguel-Kun said...

Someone said that knowlegde must be share, so share it!!!

Monica Stacconi said...

and what about personal effort Miguel Kun? ;-)

Estela said...

Hello again!

I'm sorry Monica, to make you work overtime, but I have a doubt...

Can we use "I'd rather" with a different time from the present? Such as: "I'd rather have seen the film".

Thank you very much!!

Miguel-Kun said...

My personal effort is still on holidays.
I only hope that it isn't as difficult like in June (overall the first part).
Bye!

Miguel-Kun said...
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Miguel-Kun said...

One question for Estela. Is the girl of your icon Henrietta from "Gunslinger girls"?
Thanks!

Estela said...

Nope, Miguel-kun. She's Rei Ayanami, from the masterpiece Evangelion. You must read (not in spanish) or see it because it is fantastic!

See U!

Veronica said...

Hi! How is going your hand Monica? Tomorrow I have an important english exam for the university :S and on 13th I'm going to do the Interrail to Ireland and England. Any city you recommend? Thank you!
Bye Bye!
PS: Thank you Monica for those pronunciation exercises

Monica Stacconi said...

hi Veronica! nice to hear from you again! My hand is recovering little by little,thanks, tomorrow the Doctor will remove the stitches and I will be able to move it more and more...
Good luck for tomorrow and as to the trip....pfff so many places to see (besides London).. Cardiff perhaps in Wales, Canterbury, Oxford/Cambridge, the Lake District, York,Durham (nice town, beautiful cathedral) Edinburgh, the islands, and in Ireland I have only been to Dublin and the countryside In Connmamara and Mayo (and Galway)but I gather the South and North are very nice, too...take a lot of pictures....eheheh
bye bye..

Monica Stacconi said...

Estela, sorry for my belated response, I am busy 12 hours a day with That's English exams this week.
As to your question, yes, you can say "I'd rather have seen" (and other infinitive tenses with a change in meaning of course "I'd rather go to Paris", I'd rather be sunbathing right now". ;-)

M.Carmen said...

Hi Monica!!
I hope your hand is better. I think Doctor has done a good job jeje. My sister (the nurse) works in the operating room also.
You have visited a lot of beautiful places!! You are lucky!!
This summer I have been studying and working and I haven't had a lot of time to write in the blog.
It's a pity.
I will see you in the school of languages.
A big hug!!

Estela said...

oK, Monica, don't worry. Thank you very much ^^ I'm, in fact, studying for the deathly exam and your help is really handy. I'd rather be sunbathing or sleeping right now, but I need to work harder in order to pass it ;)

Otherwise, veronica, if you like the primitive arts, you must go to Stonehenge, which is not too far from London :)

See you in the exam, guys!

Elena said...

Hello Mónica! Nice to see you again!I'm glad you spent very nice holidays and you had rest :)
I hope your hand get well soon.

See you in the School of languages (I hope so)
A big hug,
Elena

Monica Stacconi said...

Hi Mari Carmen, hi Estela, hi Elena!
it's nice to have so many comments again! Sorry if I don't answer promptly but as you know I have been abducted by the "That's English monster" and it won't end until Friday. My hand is better, Doc remove the stitches this morning (they were blue! I had not realised!)and had to put on some strips because the skin edges were still separated)...but hey...let's be patient...
see you soon
;-)

Veronica said...

Hi everybody!
I'll try to visit all these places! But I don't know if I'll have enough time because I only have 24 days to visit both countries! And I travel by train (slow train, hehe)Anyway,Thank you for your sugestions indeed!
Monica, I don't Know where I can check the rest of your photos... :s I guess I'm suck from this morning (when I had the stress english exam) And talking about english, I have a doubt about how to say something (well, I don't remeber, lol). If I'd like to make a flat advertaisement on internet. How do you say that you are avaible at meals hours? Is there a Keyphrase?
And Monica,Do you have your skin edges separated? Ouch! Hope your hand goes in the right way!
Thank yo for all!
PS: Sorry for my long post but I need to improve writing english ;)

Monica Stacconi said...

Hi Veronica, you can see more pictures on my flickr page. Just google "flickr Monica Stacconi" and you will find the link :-)
"contact me on this number..at lunch time " is an ok phrase...
I must leave you and keep correcting now (sigh, already 21.30...)
bye everybody