In November, to celebrate Elsie’s milestone birthday, Elsie, Kay and another friend Brenda decided to take a few days holiday in Sicily, a place Elsie had always longed to visit. They rented a small apartment in the centre of Palermo and experienced first hand Sicilian life in this hectic city. On Elsie’s birthday Kay organised a sight seeing trip in a traditional horse drawn carriage, followed by a special meal.
They also managed to fit in a day trip to the seaside resort of Cefalù.
lthough it was November the weather was beautifully warm and Brenda was able to have a paddle in the sea.
Meanwhile back in Itri I was busy preparing a surprise birthday party for Elsie at the Bellavista restaurant with some live music by our friends Santo and Anna.
Elsie was really shocked as she entered the room as assembled were many of our friends from Itri and some other American friends from Minturno.
Florisa and I had baked a special cake.
The next day was to be my friend Florisa’s birthday, so after midnight we celebrated hers too.
Thanks to everyone for making it such a memorable joyous occasion.
Photos by Kay McRobbie
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