Happy Birthday to Me

Zabaglione cream. I spent my birthday in Emilia Romagna with my Reggio family. Annalisa bought me this delicious cake. The lady at the shop asked if I wanted candles spelling out my age, or just a simple, single candle. Just the one, lady. Just the one.

Birthday lunch (fatta in casa). I contributed to the cooking of this summer melange.

Horrible photo of the best gelato in the region. Gelateria Caraibi in Scandiano.

I had a wonderful time visiting Annalisa and her family. Getting up to visit was easy, and more economical than usual because a new company called Italo is competing against Trenitalia. Great service and wonderfully clean trains–they just need to turn up the air conditioning!