What can I write ...
I feel so extraordinarily grateful to the three women Helen and I invited on our A New Way of Seeing workshop, in Genoa, Italy.
Since then Lisa, Leah, and Laura have written of working with us in ways that have filled my wee kiwi soul to overflowing.
Today, I'm just in from reading Lisa's account of her time with us over on her blog. That would be Lisa, from Renovating Italy ... the Lisa who had me laughing so hard that I could barely stay standing out there on Via Porta Soprana. She has a talent for laughter but the weekend was full of laughter, of stories and photography too.
I borrowed one of Lisa's photographs from her post about it all. I love this particular image, taken by Silvana, wife of Pino. Pino is the man nestled in-between Lisa, myself, and Helen ... late on that laughter-filled evening in Genova.
Silvana and Pino own the very best pizzeria in the world and I adore them. Their pizzas too. And so it seemed entirely appropriate to be photographed together. Silvana, after a hot and exhausting evening, decided she would be the photographer ... and no begging her to join us would change her mind.
I have to admit, I'm looking a little rumpled at this point in the day. We were almost home after that first workshopping day.
I would work with any of these women in a heartbeat. They were magnificent. All of them.
Huge grazie mille's to Laura and Lisa, Leah and Helen.
It was a most magnificent weekend!