I'm off to the seaside on Sunday. Emilia, her brother, and his two daughters (and me!) are all going to the seaside - somewhere near Ancona. I can't wait. I'm off now to buy a bucket and spade. And some sun screen.
Some kind person called "Dutchie" told me that those Vape thingies are illegal in "Dutchland" (I presume) because they cause CANCER. So in addition to mosquitoes and sunburn, I've got cancer to deal with here. You know what, I think I'm going to be glad to get back to Northern Europe. I can't believe I'm saying that.
I went to eat in a nice place called Café Godò last night, not far from where I'm staying. It's quite nice I must say. I sat outside and had directly opposite a woman with perhaps the most annoying voice I've ever heard. She was making such a racket about having to leave by 9.30 that if she had shut up and eaten more she'd have been gone in 10 minutes. Beside me was a couple gurgling at eachother in a most unseemly manner. I'm all for love (I'm even in love myself), but really, I'm not at all sure that is appropriate. She looked a little cheap to be honest - all OTT designer stuff, him with his diamond earring and Rolex (common as muck here by the way, every second person has one). Yuk.
I have forgotten about my friend's birthday: Belinda, happy birthday. I'll send a card on Monday. I'm an evil person to have forgotten and I am so sorry. Did you have a nice day? I've also received news that Pat and Siobhán have just had a baby. That's rather exciting.