85 – Buon Anno 2010

Although this is perhaps slightly belated,

we would like to wish you, one and all,

a Very Happy New Year and All The Very Best During 2010.

We had a very enjoyable Christmas with a surprise visit by our eldest son.  On Christmas Day we were all kindly invited to lunch by our friends, Luca and Loredana at her family’s home in Gaeta.

We arrived a little early, so as it was such a beautiful day, we went with Luca to get a coffee at a local bar.


Then we walked down to Gaeta’s Serapo Beach and strolled on the sands.  The weather was so amazing mild, at around 18 degrees C.

Serapo Beach, Gaeta

The Christmas lunch, Italian style was superb, with so many delicious offerings that we were almost full to bursting.

We had agreed  to provide the dessert.  We decided to try Loredana’s family out on a traditional Christmas Pudding with custard, and some mince tarts that Louise had prepared. (In total Louie had actually made 15 dozen !!! as we wanted to give some as gifts to each of our special friends in Itri.) The pudding seemed to go down well, especially the custard which Loredana particularly loved.


Luca and Loredana’s son Lorenzo


Loredana with her nieces Elisa and Claudia

Loredana with her sister and parents

Our thanks to all the family who made us feel so very welcome.

All photos by me © Louise Shapcott


Tre Cancelle Farmhouse Apartments Near Sperlonga Beaches and Historic Itri, South Lazio, Italy


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