Monday, 2 March 2020

Second on the 2nd- An old blogpost from 2015 - Monday 2 March 2020

Here is a blogpost from 2015. It was also the beginning of March, and we had been visiting my son in Abruzzo, Italy. We arrived to knee-high snow! And that stayed the whole time we were there. 

Here it is:

Italy, a cute baby and lots of snow!

Trip to Italy with nothing but snow!

We’ve just come back from an exciting week in Italy. We went to see our little grandson, who is now 4 months old. He was being baptised so we travelled there for the occasion.

It was a long journey: a long bus ride from Baza to Malaga (4 hours), then a two and a half hour flight to Rome. From Rome another 3 hour bus ride to Chieti, only it took us 5 hours because of the snow. It was snowing heavily and the bus almost didn’t make it, but they have special tires and with much delay we finally arrived at midnight. My son came to pick us up in a 4x4. That was another arduous journey and we made it to the outskirts of town from where we had to walk (with suitcases) through the snow to the house as the streets were not accessible.

 Here is a photo of me looking out of the window of the house we were staying in, and another snow photo. I know that my Canadian friends will laugh at this but we live in sunny Spain and are not used to this amount of snow.

Meeting my grandson was a delight! He is a cheeky chappie, all smiles.

I had bought a nice outfit for the baptism with high heeled shoes, but what I eventually wore were a jumper, trousers and boots (because of the snow).

The baptism was on the 8th of March, which also is International Women’s Day. The restaurant where we went for dinner after church, had vases of mimosa on every table. Mimosa being (in Italy at least) the symbol of women’s day. I remember always buying a twig of mimosa for my girl friends on that day.

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  1. Hi Lisca, enjoyed this post-I don't remember seeing this one-Your grandson is such a sweetie I love his smile. allot of snow for your visit back then. Happy second on the 2nd hugs


  2. Those snow shots are fabulous. I love how you captured the scene of the village. I haven't seen that much snow in years. Your grandson was adorable as a baby. I remember you showing us photos of him last year when you visited them in Italy. He has grown into a sweet looking boy. I just hope your son and family are safe in Italy. I've been reading about how the country has been affected by the COVID-19 virus. Thanks for sharing this second look back on the 2nd, which was a first look for me, dear.

  3. Ohhh, such cute photos (of your Grandson, not the snow!).
    And Italy! We just were at Guido´s, a Pizza place here, and when they talk it´s like music!
    We went to Tuscany a couple of years ago. Music :-)

  4. How exciting to meet your new grand baby and then to be able to share it with us down the road again. It must be fun for you to revisit that time. He was a cutie for sure. Thanks for re-sharing this post Lisca. Happy March. Hugs-Erika

  5. That must have been a surprise with so much snow in Italy! Your little grandson is gorgeous, what a cutie! See you tomorrow at T! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Wow, what a wild trip, with all that snow. The weather can be fickle from year to year.

  7. Enjoyed the post which I missed the first time. When there is that much snow it often makes you change plans, glad to were able to get through it all.

  8. WOW what a sweet grand baby! I can relate to shopping for the perfect outfit only to have the weather dictate otherwise ~ I've had mimosa's to drink but never seen the flower! what a very pretty happy yellow bloom ~ Blessings to you ~