SCUOLA TOSCANA welcomes RED HATTERS from the Netherlands!!!!!!!!!!!

Red Hat Girls

Florence, Italy: 90 red hatters from 28 chapters are joining US!

Inspired by Jenny Joseph’s poetry these woman came to visit Florence giuded by Scuola Toscana’s teachers!!!!!

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


We had a great night here at Scuola Toscana last Friday: a cultural exchange between japanise students and Italian ones…talking about hobbies, everyday life in Florence, about their own country…while eating tipical japanese food such as curry rice and okonomiaki (the so called Japanese pizza)…we had a lot of fun and we are sure this has been a great experience to make new friendship and to promote cultural exchanges in a funny way!
We remind everyone that Japanese language and culture courses has started from March 3rd 2010 at Scuola Toscana, classes run every week on Monday and Wednesday from 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm…..starting from beginners level up to perfecting!!!!!