Buon Compleanno Papa!

JEMIMA:

So today was dad’s 44th birthday! Grandpa Tony! We had a great day and I am not sure if dad is expecting stuff for this evening? This morning I woke up and went downstairs with mum. It was CRAZY… Everybody was wrapping like mad and everyone was sharing one little roll of sticky tape and a pair of scissors. (awkward)  Finally we finished wrapping all of these presents, mainly all for the one big present. PRESENT TIME! The first present dad opened was the present I got him, I got him a Juventus soccer ball that I signed. On the ball I wrote Caro Babbo, Buon Compleanno, Jemima. Violet didn’t really get dad a present So she just wrapped up an apple and 2 oranges?!? WEIRD! She could of just given him a nice card! Mum got her OLD husband a coffee machine and the 4 best coffee capsules. The Elders gave him coffee supplies and ugo got him a Florentina soccer ball.

Later on we to this amazing restaurant outside with this beautiful garden. We had this amazing food and I said that I am defeniteley  going to go there for my  birthday dinner!(DECISION MAKER?)

It was agreat birthday for Grandpa Tony!

What a 44th in Toscana

Birthday kiss

Birthday kiss

Woke up very, very dusty after a wonderful  night of stunning food and wine with a group of the Elder’s friends at Cinque Vie. We gorged on an incredible array of beautifully fresh seafood and the best pasta dishes I’ve ever had. All was accompanied by crisp, light, local Pinot Grigio. The highlight was the mixed raw seafood plate of prawns, lobster, oysters, tuna and salmon. All was drizzled in amazing olive oil, and seasoned with a little pepper, so simple, so delicious.The bill arrived, and the damage???? Yes, only 40 euros each, crazy.

This morning, after getting to bed at 4am, i awoke to a birthday morning with the Elders. My gorgeous family bougfht me a Nespresson machine and a new soccer ball, nice!! The Elders sorted me out with many, many coffee pods and a Fiorentina foootball.

The feast started again when James dropped the Kingo girls and me to ANOTHER beautiful Tuscan restaurant just outside the lovely town of Impruneta, Il Battiebeco, www.ilbattibecco.it . What a lovely, lovely way to celebrate a birthday.

birthday happiness

birthday happiness

 

La Dolce Vita! Drinking start early here!

La Dolce Vita! Drinking start early here!

 

Il Battibecco Happy 44th!!!

Il Battibecco Happy 44th!!!

Birthday with the Elders

Birthday with the Elders

Il Battibecco Garden

Il Battibecco Garden

Il Battibecco Garden entrance

Il Battibecco Garden entrance