Apr 26, 2009

The gypsy caravan is leaving town

On the road again... This is what my job entails. Packing another suitcase, spending lonely nights in one more anonymous hotel room, and eating hotel food. Good luck.

I'm off on a week of filming on location around the Lazio region. I shall be visiting Norma, Ceccano, Sermoneta, Ninfa and Casamari, among others. Click on the names of the locations to view some random images uploaded from the web.They seem beautiful, and being the setting for the Medieval story the film tells, they should be laden with character and history. There'll be beauty abundant.

The suitcase contains my grandmother's cookbook and my notes. My camera and my laptop. I've got the script marked with the scenes to be shot, those still owing and the few omitted. I've got my stopwatch and my stapler. My pens and markers. I've packed my rain gear and one pair of heels for the evenings. I've got it all but one. I'll be leaving my baby behind. He stays with his loving nonna and his dutiful nanny, this time. I'd love to bring him along, but for just a few days it's not worth it. He's recouping from a high weekend fever and very comfy in his cozy home.

I'll be back in time for my birthday, May 2nd.

In the meantime, I shall be posting:
a) quick updates from the set;
b) simple recipes, comfort food Linus blankets, and any interesting fares I'll be encountering during my travels;
c) photos and images captured on the road, etc.

I may not have time to visit each and every one of you, or be able to comment on your posts, but I will be traveling solo with you and your hearts with me the entire time.

Ciao amici, buona domenica!

24 comments:

  1. Buon Lavoro. It's sad that your little one gets left behind but he'll have Nonna's 'coccole' to comfort him.

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  2. So lucky to have a Nonna around. They say that is one of the most important things for kids.
    Have fun, drive safe. Talk to you soon.

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  3. What amazing adventures! Do you have fun? Is your heart full? I hope it is. Bring back wonderful tales and take care!

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  4. Travel well, sleep tight and look forward to your little one and your birthday
    xx

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  5. Have a safe and exciting trip and I am going to wish you a Happy Birthday in advance as I will be incommunicado at that time - off on a little journey of my own....
    I will look forward to catching up on my return'
    Happy Days Lola

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  6. Enjoy, Lola! I will look forward to hearing snippets of life from my gypsy friend.

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  7. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures on the road.

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  8. enjoy the road, bring back interesting stories.

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  9. Thank God for grandmas. Happy birthday to you sweety!

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  10. Enjoy the work; take lots of pictures to share; don't forget to have fun too.

    We'll be thinking of you.

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  11. Being away from the kid(s) is always hard. I wish you a speedy and safe return.

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  12. These locations seem to have lots of history! The boy's in good hands and eating well I am sure. A ya the cookbook you have sounds very interesting!! Enjoy:)

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  13. Have a good week and try not to worry about your boy. I'm sure he'll be well-taken care of!

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  14. Have a wonderful trip, Lola, have fun and be safe - fellow Taurus! ;-)

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  15. Yes, wonderful trip, have fun in an epicurean way and tell us many stories when you come back!
    And yes, happy birthday dear Lola!

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  16. Happy days, Lola, safe journeys. Your little man will be safe with his Nonna - he will miss you, of course, but he is loved and adored so that is what is important.

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  17. What a life! sounds so romantic to me...(although I know it is still work and all) I feel for you leaving your little one, but the good thing is coming home again! yes, safe travels Lola.
    ♥ Lori

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  18. Looking forward to hearing your stories on location. I hope there is fun and laughter amidst the work.

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  19. Enjoy your trip. Look forward to your postings.

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  20. I'm looking forward to reading your posts from the road. I hope you enjoy the stimulation of going somewhere new. Love the frittata the other day. Good luck Lola....xoxo

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  21. Lola, come check out my blog Amid the Olive Trees today. I have an idea for your film company! ;-)

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  22. buon viaggio and good luck with the shoot.

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  23. I would love to read an update on how the travelling went :)

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