Thursday, July 27, 2006

I get time to write when Angela has to do secret wedding stuff so here I am again. Had a nice surprise a couple nights ago, which I failed to mention in my previous post. We thought we were going to Noci, a small town near Putignano, to meet some people for a drink. Actually, we were going to meet someone, Felice, we had never met before, for reasons which I won't mention right now...

Anyway, yeah, the surprise. We arrived, met one of Angela's friends, and then walked into the historic center of town. After a few cobblestone twists and turns, we found ourselves before a couple of tables made up for dinner right in the middle of a little street, complete with candles and wine glasses. It was one of the most unusual dining experiences I've had. Felice had prepared a meal for us (farfalle with a creamy lemon sauce and baked lamb and potatoes) and, although we had never met, it was a wonderful gift. More about Felice later...

Putignano - Campanella Countryside Casa III - Woodstoves I've posted a few pictures of Angela's parent's countryside house if you want to take a look at where we've been shacking for the past few weeks. This is a picture of the wood-burning ovens outside of the house.

There have been a number of reasons to celebrate since we arrived and those will only continue to grow as we get closer to the big day. It makes for a nice prelude. Yesterday was Angela's mother's Onomastico, or name day. These days are based on the names of saints. They're almost like second birthdays and they're celebrated in like manner. Many of Angela's relatives called or came over in the evening and we all enjoyed panini and vino, and talked late into the night.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

Hey how is it going? so u guys r getting married soon? Congrats man!!!
seems that things r going pretty well over there. :) send my regards to Angela~~

Bob said...

You know it's good, Sharon. Thanks for checking in and wishing us well. We have missed you and your words at the open mics!

Hope everything is going good in Hong Kong... or wherever you've wandered to in recent months...