Auguri and love from Simi and me X woof!
Monday, December 31, 2007
Auguri and love from Simi and me X woof!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Hi, folks - Simi here again!
I thought I'd just drop in between feste to let you know that I'm having buone feste too! Santa Paws came just as my Mummy promised he would and he brought me some new toys to eat - I mean "play with" [she's watching!] - and I have had lots of foodie presies.
Happy New Year to all my readers, especially my blog-doggy pals Mr Bowser [he's one of my suitors, you know] la bella Belle, Mojo il magnifico and gorgeous George! Auguri from Simi X
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
1. Maria's lovely table centre [proving that simple ideas work the best].
2. Scacci ri ricotta [focacce filled with ricotta and onion]. It's interesting that in Sicilian dialect, Italian di becomes ri.
7, 8, 9. As some of you will know, I can't eat fish of any sort, so I just had more focacce and a lot of the following salads: orange and onion, cedro [citron], fennel .
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
This version is growing on me and I want that collar she's wearing!
This makes me chuckle, for it certainly shows how the presentation of music has changed and is also a perfect example of a song that does not translate well, which is why it is usually sung in English here. I also keep wondering about the chap at the end of the table, in the foreground - he looks a bit of a twit, really! I do like this clip, though!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Yes, I’m a big girl of 9 today and a dog’s life just gets better and better!
This morning I found this Christmas photo of us taken back in cold old Cardiff in 1999, my first Christmas with my Mummy. [I don't remember my very first one!] We’ve still got our tree and I used to chew the decorations on the lower branches – well, what did she expect, with her dried orange slices and cranberry rings? – but now we’re in Sicily she buys nice, big poinsettias for me to dig up. [I did that on Saturday and I must say she didn’t seem all that pleased!]
Do you like my card? I can read Italian quite well now so I know it says, “Thank you, because we always play together” - when she hasn’t got her nose stuck in a book, that is! Look, I sneaked a photo of our lounge so you can see that she’s not joking when she tells you she’s got all these books! Sometimes I have to nudge her really hard and bark like crazy to remind her it’s walkies time! She didn’t want me to show you the room as she’s afraid you’ll look at the dust but I’m sure you won’t do that when you can admire my “Mister Tyrey” toy that I left on the settee specially! Talking of toys, I got this new stringy one for my birthday presie. I’ve been throwing it about but I think I’ll give it a good chew later. Oh, yes, I nearly forgot to tell you that we’ve got our paw socks up in plenty of time. Mummy assures me Santa Paws is coming through the lounge window this year!
Well, that’s all for now but I’ll be back before Christmas to cheer up all my readers! Auguri, everybody, in the meantime! Oh, my Mummy wants a word: “Cara Simi, I’d have been so happy 9 years ago today if I’d known you were just coming into the world! Tanti, tanti auguri darling .”
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
And look what came in the post today! For the first time in 3 years, I 'll be able to make cranberry sauce! My friend did pack them well.
I've had a good day at work and have enjoyed being kissed by all the students whom I will not see again before Christmas, even though they hardly know me! Many are rescheduling their lessons next week so as not to miss out on their hours. This is still a revelation to me, having taught in the UK where most will use any excuse not to come to lessons!
I want to thank jmb and Shades for getting my blog header back! It's been playing up for weeks and at the weekend virtually disappeared - it's all blogger's fault, I gather - making me want to take a hammer to the computer and causing Simi to be very busy drying my tears of exasperation! Grazie, cari amici del Blogpower.