Saturday night and I was invited to Alessandra's place, with Barbara, Federico and Davide too, for aperitivo before heading out to Teatro Govi and a superb show by the Paul McCartney tribute band. (not the best sample but it gives you a sense of their talent perhaps).
Genova is gifting me some beautiful music this visit. 2 nights in a row and there has been music that has had me trying not to rock out of my seat and dance.
But it's more about the fact that I know some really good people here ... and I'm meeting more all the time.
Barbara has been teaching me Italian in the quiet times and has actually given me hope that I might speak it one day. She was surprised to realise I had the sounds required. (I was probably more surprised. I'm so used to apologising for all of my languages that to be praised felt like some kind of magic). I will go on with the work. I think it's more than time I learned to speak here.
Today was all about a most divine Sunday lunch and yes, that was me, the New Zealander there in the midst of her beautiful warmhearted family. Afterwards there was a family photography session and so much laughter that I'm still smiling.
It's been like that ...