Early Easter bunny

Trip Start Jan 10, 2013
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Trip End Apr 04, 2013


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Flag of Italy  , Tuscany,
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Another (surprisingly this time) good day. It started with the family joining in with a parade through the town centre. The parade itself wasn't all that exciting; just a load of the town's people walking along holding twigs. Ok, they were olive branched and were probably there for a more symbolic purpose than just being twigs to hold for funnsies but whatever. Still, it livened up the morning. The procession ended at the cathedral, where we went inside to listen to a mass. I was all up for listening to a proper Italian mass (I don't know why the fact that it's Italian makes it any more interesting to me, but it does) but Millo decided we weren't having any of it and decided he wanted to go home. Thus, I got to here about a minute of mass and then spent a delightful hour or so watching Millo wreak havoc in the playroom (all the while crying at the knowledge that it was me that would have to clean it up). 
Lunch was had in the theatre, which was a fun little novelty. I mean, it wasn't all that nice but I didn't have to cook it so that infinitely improved the flavour. Livia, Luca, Luca's mother (who I think came for the mass/procession) and one of their friends stayed there while the children and I went back to the house (via one of those little machines where you put in a coin, turn a handle and a toy comes out) for a while to play.
the afternoon was filled with an Easter egg hunt, eggs provided by Luca's mum. That was nice to watch. I mean, I'll admit I still enjoy a good ol' easter egg hunt, but I imagine it's more endearing to watch two small children doing one than it is to watch an 18 year old... When all the eggs had been found, and Millo had thrown a small strop because he wasn't allowed to eat them all, Metta and I (well just me actually, Metta watched) made daisy chains while Millo did...something. I think the best part of the day was that, when Livia asked what the kids wanted to do, they both said they wanted to stay with me. Boom! 
The rest of the day passed slowly and uneventfully. The children made 'una corsa' 
(a race course) in the kitchen, using 107 boxes and books and other assorted things. They were allowed to keep it up for tonight but I just know the knowledge that I have to put it all away tomorrow is going to keep me awake...
Ciao 
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