Friday, 12 August 2011
Baity goes to Italy..... Mood= Italian Affair!
When my brother told me he was getting married i was super excited for him. More than happy as his princess manana is an amazing girl.... But then he said Florence, and my heart began to beat even faster. I have been to Italy, but when i was very young. My parents took us on the orient Express and showed us the wonders of this country. But all i have are pictures and not real memories.
My favourite thing about being in Italy was the grocery shopping. I know they have supermarkets like we have over here in the UK, but the best part was the little family owned shops that have everything you want on one shelf, from deodorant, to chickpeas, razors to tinned tuna. The best was the hanging hams just behind the counter. I just wanted to put the whole thing in my suitcase. So yumm, and so beautiful.
Our next stop was Florence, were the festivities were taking place. We were a huge group of people for the wedding so the food sampling became immense as everyone wanted to go everywhere. And so we did. We went to little trattorias, fine dining and hotel restaurants. Each and everyone of these places were incredible. The atmosphere in Florence for me was electric. The city was magical and i think that contributed to the food. The views were almost museum like and i felt like i had stepped back in time. I ate so much i thought the dress for my brothers wedding was not going to fit anymore but i didn't care.
Florence was stunning, striking and simply wonderful. I didn't want to leave. But unfortunately all good things have to end at some point. But i am so glad it ended with the wedding of my Brother.
Next stop, the south of Italy....