Hello lovely peeps, Here I am again after a short absence. I have been to Italy to celebrate my son's 40th birthday and to cuddle my nearly two yr old grandson.
The place in Italy where I lived and worked for many years (and my son still lives) is called Guardiagrele. It sits in a national park called Parco Nazionale Maiella Abruzzo. Here is a photo of the town:
My son lives in the old centre in a modern house built on the ancestral site.
We live three and a half hours drive from the airport, and I had an early morning flight, so we left the day before in our campervan (RV) and parked near the airport. we also wanted to visit Ikea (a Scandinavian furniture store) as it's very close to the airport. We had needed bedsight cabinets and stupidly only bought one instead of two. So there we were to get cabinet number two!
I'm writing this because we had lunch in Ikea's restaurant and there is a drink in the photo:
Hubby had lasagna and chips and I had a slow cooked pork knuckle, which was delish!
The other reason is that from the restaurant we had a view on the car park. You might be interested to see that the entire roof of the car park is made of solar panels. They are too many to count. I have taken two photos in two different directions, and that is only the bit we could see from where we were sitting.
The journey went well. From Rome I had another three and a half hour journey by bus, but it all went smoothly.
Here is my little grandson:
And here is my son blowing his 40 candles on his birthday.
I musn't forget my postcard. As you can imagine, there were lots of postcards waiting for me when I came home.
I chose to show you this one:
As you know, I love windows and doors and this window, sent to me from Russia, also has a cute kitty looking out of it.
That's it from me today. I'm going to link up with Elizabeth at Altered Booklover. Why don't you join us? Just post anything as long as it has a drink in it.
I must rush now as I have two plum tortes in the oven (yes, the famous NY Times recipe. It works every time). Will show pictures next time.
And a good week,