January…..a good start

08 Feb

First day of the year….we got an invitation for dinner from a couple of friends living in our neighborhood, along with her sister….Nothing fancy, I made some pesto and cheese crostini as appetizers, she made some very good rice with veggies, and the always present tiramisù…a nice night to kick off the new year!

Like every year, january is also the month to celebrate Epiphany on a bike, driving around delivering gifts to children….

After the event, with some friends we had lunch at a very fancy restaurant set in a rural tourism estate….a little bit expensive but worthy every cent…

We have this longtime friend, actually the first friend of my husband I met….February 2015, while at work he had an intracranial hemorrhage, he stayed in coma for a few days, he had ups and downs for a long time, but finally just before Christmas he got home form hospital. So one evening we all got together (finally out of a hospital room) to celebrate….

Too you G…..welcome back!!

A sunny winter sunday afternoon at our friends home in the hills…..finished with a “stay over for dinner” of course…

Towards the end of the month we were out again…..this time to welcome back a friend who stayed abroad four months for work….

Our friend S brought just for him the famous spongata she baked for Christmas and that he missed…..

End of january, time for some charity for our friends’ son mission in Brazil….what’s best than to have a great time doing good?

And now…..looking forwards to february……


Posted by on February 8, 2016 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “January…..a good start

  1. ionuca

    February 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I’m sure that your February will be at least as awesome as January 🙂

  2. Gattina

    February 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

    That’s an excellent idea pesto and cheese crostini ! The rice also looks very appetizing, as well as the rest. Riccardo adores the tiramisu ! When our son was little we tried to celebrate everything where children got gifts. Not so easy. At that time Belgian kids had St Nicolas, the Germans their Christmas tree and Riccardo his Befana ! it was hard to find a witch in Belgium but I found one at Carneval. So we split the gifts into three. What remained today is Christmas, the Befana is forgotten, my grandson celebrates St. Nicolas because in Amsterdam they don’t celebrate Christmas, and then we all celebrate Christmas together ! Complicated, lol ! I still have the Befana though !


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