Buonasera a tutti,
Di mattina I awoke early to get ready for mass, we were running slightly behind so I couldn’t go with nonna and Paula, so Matteo drove me to this cute little chiesa just down the road, where he used to do his catechism classes as a bambino. I’m still not used to cars over here having a steering wheel on the other side, when I feel like i’m going to be driving la macchina myself every time I hop into the passengers seat (because in New Zealand we drive on the left side of the road.
We made it to mass, albeit a bit late, Matteo just took me in to find where Nonna was sitting, and then left to sit in the car until it was finished. I bought myself a mass book in Australia before I left, and it was both english and italian, so I managed to follow along alright, which was good. It was a piccola carina chiesa, and afterwards, nonna introduced me to a few of her amiche. It was so adorable, she seemed so proud to introduce me to them. And one of the little old ladies could speak a bit of english, which was nice. And even the padre was really lovely, when nonna introduced me. Not that I could do much apart from smile and nod my head. haha
After chiesa we made our way back home. Nonna was telling me that Matteo should of come into church. I was saying I thought so too! When we got home it was time to make home made gnocchi! It was sooooo easy! All it was, was boiled patate grated, farina e uovo! And that’s it! You would add the farina e uovo alle patate, then knead it together with your hands, then pack it into a long thick roll, and cut it in slices, then cut that slice in half, and then roll into thinnish long snake like roles with your hands, and then cut into pieces. Then after that you put it in boiling water, and when the water starts boiling again, they’re done. And nonna made a sugo di pomodori al ragu. And boy was it delicious! Definitely something I will be making for lunches when we get back to londra, I couldn’t believe how simple it was to make!
When pranzo was over, nonna brought out her old coins, because we were chatting about the lira and how 80000 lira equalled like 40 euros. or something along those lines. It was so amazing seeing some of the coins that she had, and random medals she had in her coin container! Even some from la guerra!
That pomeriggio we made our way to fumicino in spiaggia. And got to experience the mare al romana. Gosh it was windy, but rather bella still. Obviously its no amalfi coast and we are still in inverno but it was a nice day considering. Not somewhere I think I would want to go for a swim in febbraio considering it looked pretty rough, but still. It was nice to be able to say, been there done that!
dopo la mare we made our way for a quick look around the mall, then made our way back to nonna’s. Once we arrived, who should show up but the cutest little pirate in all the world!
Allora, not much more excited happened after that, it’s now 12:25am, and I should really go to dormi as we are going to go out of rome for the day tomorrow!
A dopo miei amici!