Little Italy 26

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Rosa Wed 13-Mar-13 12:11:17

Siamo qui ... Ciao a tutti !

Bananagio Mon 21-Apr-14 08:03:45

Hope you all had a lovely Easter and are about to have an equally lovely pasquetta. We have done nothing bar lunch with fil but has been nice. I have a very stressed dp with work worries at the moment so good for him to do nothing for a few days I think. What have you been up to? Annu glad your day went well (and the dc washed up!). Hope the flight goes ok and that the weather here in Lazio stays as it is for you. Lovely sunny spring weather.

Annunziata Sun 20-Apr-14 21:23:42

Buona Pasqua!

Well we had a lovely day after all, I kicked them all out at bedtime and the DC washed up!

We are off to Italy this week! I'm quite nervous about the flight... you might be able to hear a very cross toddler passing above you on Tuesday afternoon shock grin

Rosa Tue 15-Apr-14 17:14:02

Its a easy watch nice film , nothing too hard IYKWIM. i liked it to be honest. I keep missing out on films that i want to see!!!! So i was lucky to recoup and watch one!

Annunziata Mon 14-Apr-14 14:03:35

Is that the one about the president's butler in America? My sister said it was very good.

Sunny today here smile

What is the butler about? is it any good? I haven't come across it yet.

Rosa Mon 14-Apr-14 08:48:55

Oooh I want to see that as well - And in original language ( we don't get many here) I watched The Butler yesterday pm as I was shattered after a hectic sat and early start sun am.

Ciao ragaze!
Gio, you poor thing, you def need a break or at least lots of rest. Tonsillitis requires lots of rest afterwards, imo. Actually I am a firm believer in convalescence.

I've seen the pics of your parents and mastergio at the stadium, they look so happy! Forza roma (I am whispering this, as you know ds and dh are juventini hmm)

Annunziata noooo 2 dinners, it'd drive me bonkers!

We are still having very warm weather and it's lovely. The salone del mobile has just finished, and I have to say it's been such a great week. Lots of people around from different parts of the world, I find it exciting. I have friends who managed to see pretty much everything, while I only seen the installations in the Università statale building, which is stunning itself, especially on a sunny day.
And Friday me and dh had an aperitif with friends and then saw The Grand Budapest hotel in OL, and really enjoyed ourselves. Soooo, we had a good week.

Annunziata Sat 12-Apr-14 21:04:02

Ciao a tutti!

2-0 Roma at the minute! Hope BananaGio's ds is having the time of his life smile

Poor minirosa, vaccini are always bad. Is the cold better?

Easter... grrrrr. I don't want to cook cenore, because 4 of the DC and DH are working, so we always have our dinner on pasquetta. Normally I do my brothers' dinner instead, but this year I am so tired and I don't have time with DD3. So they made my mamma promise. She is 87, she can't cope. angry So now I am cooking two dinners again sad Cornuti!

Rosa Fri 11-Apr-14 09:21:04

Blimey Gio - yes I think you do need a break.
Vaccini recovered but she has had this cough on going which now seems to have turned into a cold . I am feeling a bit throaty as well - oh well.
Good about the school I have just seen the summer holiday length and am a bit OMG it is sooo long . Ok I am lucky as can gestire everything round it but for working parents it must be really hard.
DD1 school sciopero so only a half day. Next week its 1/2 day on wed then 4 days off for Easter ( bit poor). Then loads of ponti and people seems to be going places and doing things- me thinks we will be at home !
Enjoy the game hope they win!!
Anybody doing anything else fun for Easter ???

Bananagio Thu 10-Apr-14 07:30:02

poor minirosa. Hope she has recovered from the vaccini.
I need summer and think I need a long weekend away in the meantime. In the last 2 weeks had tonsilitis and was in bed for 4 days and yesterday started with a headcold. Grrrr bloody spring viruses.
Had ds parents eve yesterday and phew was a good one after a decidedly not so good one last Dec. Got my parents over at the moment and we are taking them to the stadium for the Roma game on Sat at their request. Ds beside himself....

Rosa Mon 07-Apr-14 15:08:25

Sunny sunny 2 loads of washing dry and its only 4 pm.... Buona settimana tutti !!!

Oh no, poor minirosa!

Rosa Wed 02-Apr-14 16:02:13

Was great really fun not too pesante . They had an animatrice for the children and they were kept busy. Food was good and not too much . Music was fun with lots of family dancing !!!!! I got complimenti for my 50s dress again ......
Minirosa had vaccini today ai ai ai the srceams you could hear in the whole hospital. We also have a sophia doll ( disney store) as well now as dh who understood why i asked him to take the day off was traumatised by the whole thing was willing to buy her anything !!!!! We had to hold her in 2 . Note to others take your children in september for the vaccinations so friends don't have time to tell them how much it hurts !!!

Hei rosa, how did the wedding go?

I cut my hair very short, which I like, because I struggle to tame my very frizzy hair.

Hope all is well.

Rosa Thu 27-Mar-14 11:47:09

Franca I went Tues ....and how I will recreate what she did on sat for this wedding I don't know!!
i want a break but it ain't going to happen ( we have 25/04 as a festa as well as 1/05 and lots of people are doing interesting things)... ... Can't complain we have an apartment for the summer and I am trying to get flights to the Uk late June but right now they seem a bit high in price !
Auguri to baby annu 1 year how lovely !

hello Favadicacao (good name!)

Annu, happy birthday to your lovely dd!

I am going to the hairdresser, hurrah!

FavadiCacao Wed 26-Mar-14 21:45:25

I'm rather partial to Lazio (birthplace!) Sperlonga I hear is still lovely wink Umbria is just delightful smile

Annunziata Wed 26-Mar-14 21:07:41

I couldn't be a teacher, not with the kids, with the parents!

We are going to Sperlonga this summer, actually! I am really looking forward to it, we took the older DC, goodness, about 15 years ago? Hopefully it hasn't changed too much.

My darling girl turned 1 today smile I can't believe it's been a year.

lagging, not legging!

Gio, how did the meeting go? I totally sympathise with you. I am in the 6th year of primary school (dd's experience at materna was wonderful, wonderful teachers and great, laid back parents) and I've had enough of the 94% of parents. I am not saying that the teachers are perfect, but parents MOAN pretty much for everything. There's the parent moaning because there's too much homework, parents who moan because they are legging behind, parents who moan because of this and that, as if they were experts in pedagogy.

And actually, if master gip's class is enjoying lots of extra curricular activities, they should be happy, because that's what school is there for, to offer a variety of experiences to each and every child, regardless of their backgrounds! grrrrrrrr.

My default reaction now is to shrug everything off, they must hate me grin.

Annu, that must be a great area, I really would love to tour Lazio (and Umbria). Never been to Sperlonga, but was told it is such a beautiful place.

Rosa, how's the rowing going?

Same old, same old here at the franca's. I also had to attend a riunione with parents of dc's class, which at the end was totally useless. I am feeling deflated.

Bananagio Sat 22-Mar-14 07:53:52

I totally forgot was Father's Day here until reminded on fb, luckily the school didn't forget so at least a card was made.
Good luck with the rowing Rosa, am very impressed!
That area of Lazio is lovely Annu. Sperlonga is one of my fave beach places and MiL family are from Cori up in the hills which is lovely, worlds apart from Rome.
Un po' di casino is happening at ds school at the moment with the genitori. Started with the complaint that they get too much compiti (agreed) and has now become a mass moan thread on email slating everything about the place including the fact they do too many trips and extra curricular stuff instead of studying which I think is madness! One of the things I think is a great strength is the effort the teachers put into organising extra stuff. For example they are going to appear in a theatre production of the Barber of Seville in a theatre in the centro storico and are learning all the songs and I think it is wonderful ( and so alien to my anglo Saxon ears) to hear my 7 year old singing Figaro in the bath! So now after 50 thousand emails we have a meeting in the park today to discuss. Ds has a game at the same time so am tempted to miss the meeting but don't want decisions made and our consensus implied by fact that we aren't there. Che palle ragazze!

Annunziata Fri 21-Mar-14 20:56:31

Right in the middle of Lazio, half way between Rome and Naples smile It is beautiful, you can see Monte Cassino if it is very clear!

Good luck Rosa, and make sure you are eating, or else I will come over all mamma and force feed you pasta!

Did everyone celebrate San Giuseppe? We made sfinci and zeppole, mmm they were lovely.

Rosa Fri 21-Mar-14 09:59:11

Better not say that we are doing it again today then !!!!!
Nonni inglese are here and forecast is crap for the weekend so we are taking them over . DD1 will be coming out of school at 11.30 ( blessed by the teachers who think its good she spends time with her nonni - Rosa blows raspberry to Ofsted).
Gio when you want cara let me know. OUt of season its best obviously . ( volumes and cost)Kid meet round 4 ish in campo del ghetto to play footy so your ds won't miss out.
God rowing again on Sunday am nervous already. ( plus its forecast to piss down !) Have purchased gloves and a large k way and will cut up a kitchen ikea cushion for bum support. Have been on strict diet and My fitness pal keeps saying I am not eating enough calories so today will be the exception !!

Bananagio Fri 21-Mar-14 07:32:01

Lazio is indeed very nice smile. Whereabouts here are your in-laws Annu?
Rosa I love the snippets about your life in Venice, lunch on the lagoon sounds wonderful. I need to come to Venice, I have only ever done a brief stop off and I really want to go back.
Pair of birks are always an investment Franca.
Spring definitely here in Rome but just seen rain is forecast all next week so am not happy! We had a lovely lunch out in Testaccio on Sunday before spending the pm seeing the Roma exhibition there (where ds and dp spent a few hours worshipping old football shirts....)

But Lazio is very nice, and the food is great, and a babysitting nonna! sounds good Annu grin!

Yes I think that rowing is a good total body work out, very tiring though, well done Rosa!

And very envious of your lunch in the laguna and walk on the beach! It's not so idyllic here, but it was incredibly warm yesterday, lots of children in the park and the festa was very busy. I was planning to go in centro this morning, but I got tempted by my coupon on amazon and spent it on a pair of birkenstock! So, I'll just hit the dry cleaner for today!
Dh is going to Madrid today and will be back on saturday, so it's going to be a long week...

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