Apr 9, 2009

Tickets in hand, sugar in pocket

We're all packed. The camera is fully loaded, Ziploc bags with crayons and snacks to full capacity, batteries all charged up, and we're ready to go. Our taxi is waiting downstairs, engine a-purring.


E. and I are off to our Sorrento getaway. I will try to blog from there, but I can't guarantee consistency. I will take notes, though. I will also embrace friends. I will sleep finally, and with no alarm clock set on 7:00am. I will laugh and catch up in good company. I will sit on the shore and listen to my beloved Mediterranean Sea tickling the pebbles for as long as my little boy's patience and play dates can withstand. I'll watch the all-night Easter ceremonial processions, with men in scary hooded gowns and Madonnas raised on shouldered pedestals. I will bask in the intoxicating aroma of the local lemons, terraced olive groves and cascading wisteria in bloom. I will be on vacation, vacating my brain, and relinquishing all recent aftershock-induced stress. I will cook in a kitchen not my own. I will eat like in a day with no tomorrow, and I'll dance like nobody's watching.



In the meantime, feel free to dig into my savoury archives.
Arrivederci!


25 comments:

  1. Ciao Lola. Ti auguro una splendida vacanza e rigenerazione!

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  2. Have a wonderful wonderful time! let your cares drift away with the tide and oh do take alot of photos, I can't wait to see the mediterranean through your eyes.
    we'll keep an eye on your place till you get back.
    Safe journey,
    xo♥ lori

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  3. Definitely cara! I liked your statement about ''vacationing brain''. Hahaaaa so cool, and wouldn't say better than it. Enjoy your vacation to the full, and charge your batteries with more energy, sunshine and Spring colors.

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  4. Safe trip, darlings. Have fun.xx♥

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  5. Aaah, that sounds good, Lola! I`m wishing you a carefree time and wonderful memories to tell us of! How cold is the sea? Will you dip in? The Baltic is only about 6 °C, so not yet advisable. But sooon!

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  6. Have a wonderful time with E and the gorgeous blue Med, Lola. We'll miss you, but I'm pleased that you'll be able to sleep, relax and dance!

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  7. It sounds like a beautiful holiday, look forward to hearing about it afterwards!

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  8. Happy a happy safe easter Lola
    happy days

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  9. Lovely, Lola. I'm so glad you're getting away. I hope you come back refreshed and rested. Love, sallymandy

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  10. Sounds wonderful. Have a great time!

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  11. You are torturing me. Are you happy now. Good. Now have a great time and don't even think about those of us who can't be there. We will be okay.sniff, sniff.

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  13. This is wonderful news!! Sounds like your ready to have fun. Take that little man and enjoy! May the sunshine brighter for all! Have a dance on me!! :)
    P.S. Love the photos!

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  14. Ciao Lola! Have an absolutely wonderful time! Say hi to that beautiful Mediterranean for me. I miss it right now! I also love the sound of the pebbles as the waves pull back into the sea. Absorb as much sun as possible and relax relax relax. Look forward to hearing about your trip!

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  15. I am enamored by your blog! The cooking, the location, the vacation, the wit. I found your blog through Woman in a Window. Enjoy your vacation!

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  16. Have a great vacation. Cook, sleep, laugh, and enjoy the sea!

    Buona Pasqua.

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  17. Fly with the angels, Lola! xox

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  18. Wonderful!!


    best wishes Ribbon

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  19. Lola, it sounds like the perfect time away: loved ones, joy, sea, peace. I look forward to hearing about it when you return.

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  20. There is not one thing in this telling that does not sound as delicious as your cooking! Delight, enjoy and then tell! I'll be waiting.

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  21. Checking in briefly, and sending gargantuan loads of love, gratitude, enticing kitchen aromas and affection to you all from this little corner of paradise. Will post images and a few words soon.
    Thank you all for your warm comments and the care that dresses each. You have no idea how great it feels.
    Ciao dear friends!

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  22. "Reis veilig" is what the Afrikaaners say here in South Africa. It means "travel safely". Hope you find some stunning recipes.

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