Sunday, 19 October 2014

And more guests!

Then, Gaia, Massimo and Matilde left and Ilaria, Cristian and Tommaso arrived! It is so nice to be surrounded by friends and I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in my life. I left Italy eleven years ago but I still have a wonderful relationship with all my good friends. True friendship has no boundaries! Every time I go home it's like I never left and I am very fortunate to have friends who can visit me on a regular basis. I love you all. 

Ilaria and family usually visit us twice a year. As we are in the process of relocating to Washington DC, this was their last trip to London (for now, at least!). This made their visit even more special. We planned it carefully several months in advance with something new to do every day. The highlights of their stay were definitely the boat ride to Greenwich, the full day at the London zoo with a lovely walk at Regent's Park on a crisp, Autumn day, and the celebration of Tommaso's first birthday! Here are some of the best moments captured in pictures. We miss you guys already...

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

More guests!

So, Lorenzo and Federica left and Massimo, Gaia and Matilde arrived! We were all so excited for their arrival and Emilia was super happy to have a little friend to play with. They stayed five days and it was lovely to have them with us. The girls enjoyed each other's company and behaved very well and of course it was nice to have Gaia and Massimo around. We mostly stayed local, walked around the area, even went to a local art gallery for an exhibition - needless to say, the artists and the art curator gave us worried looks when they saw us entering with two little rascals...but a part from a little chaos, we managed not to destroy the place! And when we were not out, we played hard in the flat! Below, a selection of my favorite moments...

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Best of Last

So, after three weeks and a half, it was time to get back to reality. We flew back to London on Friday the 12th of September and on Tuesday the 16th our friends, and Emilia's godparents, Lorenzo and Federica, came to spend eight days with us. This made the transition from holiday to *back to work* less painful. Lory and Fede visit us in London about twice a year and we are always super happy to have them around. Emilia absolutely adores them and they shower her with all the love she needs. We spent eight intense days together; we ate like there was no tomorrow, went to classical concerts, played dressed up, had an aperitivo on the Shard, and walked all around London. Also, Federica is six months pregnant, so this time we added *shopping for the new baby* to the list of favorite activities. Have a look.