Well, I took dd to the doctor soon after posting last tuesday, as she was really unwell, and it turned out it wasn't the flu like I thought, but tonsillitis! So, basically, we spent our holiday at home, napping and watching tv. On Saturday she was feeling perky so we all went skiing (dh, ds and friends arrived on wednesday night) and it was lovely.
Lets hope the springy weather holds for another week!
It was great - took 20 ice skating and the sun shone so we had lots of hot children and melting ice. Then pizza and then took them all back again. DD had a great day. Tues being Martedi grasso they went to a labatorio thinngy then a martedi grasso party . Wed was DDs birthday so we went to the Old Wild West place for lunch - great for kids one up on Mc Donalds but can't do it too often !!! Then dd played with her presents ( sending microscope back as it wouldn't focus) and then everybody was in bed by 8pm !!! I need 3 days to recover !! Franca how is DD did you manage skiing?? Yup saw the forecast its spring cleaning time for me now no excuses!!
Hi! Rosa how was the party? I am in montagna with dd, we were hoping to go skiing together and just chill before dh and dis join us, but she has a temp and sore throat and are stuck at home! Uffa! However this morning we slept until 11, so we should be happy!
the cascate are 'turned on ' well they used to be !! Raining here and a strong wind. One bimba who was not coming to dds party on Mon is now coming and I don't have a dopo festa regalo ( I bought skipping ropes for €1.30 from the Chinese shop on the mainland) rather than caramelle and now I am 1 short so I have to go and try and find one !!!
Athough I would love to go to Puglia ( heard always lovely things) . i love love Umbria...especially if you have a car. i would say avoid assisi over easter as it will be packed. Gubbio is nice , Todi , Perugia ( chocolate factory as well !!,).. the lake doesn't really do anything for me but some of the smaller places are lovely. Don't get me started on the food and wine !!! We will be spending Easter here I expect !!!
I'd love to do a tour of Umbria, I haven't been in ages. On the other hand I can't recommend Puglia enough, especially at Easter, when it's probably less busy. We went last year, and found some beautiful deserted beaches where we relaxed in the sun. And I also loved Martina Franca. Stunning.
Same here Franca. I can't trust him but I choose to hope because I am so desperate to see something positive come out of Italian politics! Letta looked like he wanted to kill him the other day when he had to shake his hand. Thinking about a couple of days fuori Roma when my parents are over at Easter. toying between Umbria and Puglia.
Thanks! And yesterday I spent the morning with my gorgeous nephew, so I am really enjoying being a zia.
Renzi. I really enjoyed his discorso. He is never been prime minister, so we'll see if he manages to accomplish some of the things he has talked about, at least the most important. Of course the maggioranza is what it is, I am hoping he is really able to do stuff without compromising too much with the right. I think Renzi has been very disloyal with Bersani, and this is why I can't trust him 100%. But I am hopeful. I think the alternatives are much more incompetent than he is.
Horrible here saturday Sunday was lovely, sunny but so manic. We used back streets to get everywhere - normally it is the 2nd weekend in Carnival thats busy papers are saying 100/130000 people came to the city for Carnival. I know they shut streets and stopped people crossing the main bridge in . Euuuukk Mind you normally we escape for some of it . Not this year. Last year we were in Fuerteventura !! Twin girls how lovely . Great that you can have cuddles and then hand them back ! Am am still semi broody ( or its hormones)at times but know its not right to have another.... Off to get what I hope is a dry bucato in !
How stupid am I ? I believed the weather forecast so hung washing out. i was on the stairs going out when it started to rain so ran back brought it in and am now waiting for it to ease off before going out again. FGS i need a tumble drier but for that I need space . ARRGGGHH ? Franca sunshine when you see it let me know as hopefully we will get it a few hours later!!,
Awww ...how sweet . today dh and i have been married 9 years .No romantic dinner out but we went to sushi wok for lunch!!!! And bought dd1 s birthday presents ( which is in a few weeks) . Also got her pagella and I am very proud - she has done very well and got a glowing report.