Hiya, people! As you can probably imagine, I spent a lovely weekend! :D My mother got to spend some time with her cousin and I met a new girl (her daughter). She's a really nice girl and, to my surprise & joy, we have a lot of things in common: we both love Jane Austen's books (especially Pride & Prejudice, which makes me really happy, because I don't know that many people who love P&P), Johnny Depp, Lord of the Rings, listening to music every time we can (again, I know very few people who listen to as much music as I do) and we generally agree on anything that concerns school/university! XD It was really nice getting to know her and talking to her. Refreshing, somehow. Also, she didn't have any problems with her allergy whatsoever. My mom and I did a fine job cleaning the house, hehe. :Db
We didn't do anything particularly exciting while they were here. On Friday evening we went out and ate at a restaurant. Of course, being the southern-Italy people we are, we ate pizza. XD Which was really good. We went to a restaurant owned by people who are from the south, like us, and we even paid less, haha! Then, on Saturday, our mothers cooked the entire morning while we daughters just took it easy. She (my mother's cousin's daughter) had to study for an exam, so I stayed in the kitchen and watched our mothers cook (that way I learned how to make a tart, yay self!). We ate an Italian dish called Parmigiana (according to the dictionary: slices of fried aubergines seasoned with tomato sauce and grated Parmesan cheese baked in the oven), which was really good, along with a pie/tart. Then we spent the whole afternoon talking. I heard some very funny stories about various members of my family (my father, my many uncles and cousins and my grandma (my mother's mom), too), and other stories that I had never heard before. This is probably the part I love the most when people from my family come to visit. I can always listen to their stories and I never get tired of them. It's the only time when I can get to know my parents (and other people) better, since they don't talk much about their life before they had me. After talking, we went out again and just walked around the centre of the city and took a hot chocolate, as well. Then, before going to sleep, we all watched a movie and ate strawberries with lemon and sugar (it might sound weird, but they're really tasty!) and pastry for dinner! XD Not exactly what you'd eat on a daily basis, but that's another fun part when family members come to visit, right?
And then, on Sunday, they had to take the train in Mestre. We said our goodbyes, but promised to see each other soon and that we'll go to Pescara one of these days. They even wished me good luck for my applications on the universities I chose. And they told me to choose a nice place, so they can come to visit along with my mother and we can have lots of fun in England! XD And they kept saying I was adorable and lovely. (Everybody calls me adorable, hehe.) Awww. ♥ Also, we gave each others presents! My mother gave her cousin a bag and we both gave her daughter a new ipod, since hers is broken, while they gave us two bracelets. I love mine! ♥ It was so nice of them, really.
Final thoughts? Being part of such a big family is great. ♥ Also, this song, Please Don't Go by Mike Posner is lovely and catchy! :D He really does have a nice voice. Now, I believe my bed is waiting for me~