A late Party
Posted on 2007/04/15 10:30:34 (April 2007).
[Saturday 14th April]
Although my birthday was on the 2nd of April, due to the Easter holidays and other general problems we had to postpone the party until the 14th of April.
This year it was quite strange for me to be in Italy, as during the latest seven years I was always somewhere else for the 2nd of April, so to have all the family reunited to go out for some lunch was an event for me.
I have to say that normally I do not like my birthdays too much, I remember when I was a kid all the hustle-bustle that went into organizing them, with all my little friends at home.
The first thing that I seem to remember is the fact that the house would turn into a total mess, and being at the centre of the attention made me feel terribly un-at ease!
Call me strange, but that's the way it is really... :P
Anyway the lunch was good, we went into the countryside, near the place that we have on the hills (which rob has seen when he came to Italy), to a Sicilian restaurant, run by people coming from Palermo. The food was absolutely brilliant, and they even made this very special cake called "Cassata". It was the first time that I had the pleasure to eat it... Totally great, although a bit on the heavy side (this is an euphemism)...
Chiara managed to join the lunch and then in the afternoon we had a spot of shopping in the centre of Florence, then in the evening me Gianfranco and Federico went for some beer and a stroll in the center of Florence.
Lovely day, took a lot of bad thoughts away from my mind, which is good! :D
Sounds great! Glad you had chance to "unwind". Any photos?
Posted by Nigel at 2007/04/15 11:51:44.
Alas no pictures were taken (forgot the camera at home)
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/16 15:46:15.
I'm intrigued to see some pictures of this Chiara we've been hearing about...
Posted by John at 2007/04/16 20:01:57.
Well well, you two will have to wait!! :D
Posted by Lox at 2007/04/17 08:17:49.