Posted on 2007/04/10 13:32:17 (April 2007).
Easter is that kind of holiday that I can't really put my finger on, I mean, it's an holiday allright so it's good, but unlike Christmas it really lacks all the sparkle that the December festivity period has.
Having said that, strong of the Italian saying "Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi" (Christmas with your relatives, Easter with whoever you want), I have had the Easter lunch at Chiara's place, together with her parents, and some friends that they invited over.
All in all a good lunch, we had the classic lamb, potatoes and greens.
Chocolate eggs were also quite present, I think I must have put at least a good stone after the lunch.
The rest of the holiday (mostly Monday 9th) was spent at home to do some long due cleaning of the flat.
Armed with vacuum cleaner, mop, several types of soaps and detergents the war to germs and dust started quite early and ended after lunch.
The afternoon featured another five a side football match, and then a quite evening at home, doing nothing at all...
It sounds very subdued, but I think a lot more went on than you are telling us!! ;)) For example... Ah-hem... Installing OO on your new girlfriend's Father's computer! :D
Posted by Nigel at 2007/04/10 23:11:09.
Nigel: Actually that happened a day before Easter, and the task is not finished yet... :P But it was quite subdued, as I wrote Easter is a sort of "B" class holiday as far as I am concerned...
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/11 06:25:42.
Lox your translation is wrong!! Don't you remember Elio e le storie tese?
The right one is: "Christmas with the yours, Easter what you want" :-)
Posted by Federico at 2007/04/11 21:44:39.
Fede: I KNEW that someone was going to point it out... For a second I though I'd add that translation, but my english sould had the best on me (fortunately) :D
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/11 22:21:12.
I thought that Elio's translation was pretty bad but look at what google's automatic translator can do:
"Been born them with yours, Passover with who you want"
Posted by Federico at 2007/04/12 13:22:54.
Fede: Well it's the worst thing that I have ever seen!!!
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/13 08:17:07.
I love the fact that somewhere during that translation Italy has ceased to be a catholic country and apparently become predominantly Jewish.
Posted by John at 2007/04/14 20:36:22.
John: That proves that there is still a lot of work to do on the auto-translate functions that are popping up on the web!
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/15 10:31:30.