Am back from Italy! It’s a beautiful country. And so hot! Went to Pisa, Florence, Rome, the Vatican and Lucca. Very cool! Saw so much. Was very cool. Scotland is beautiful as in the countryside is stunning, but Italy has gorgeous cities.
Only managed to get a small tan, unfortuntely! But the villa that we stayed at was amazing – had our own pool! And Chiara’s family are so nice, her parents and grandparents made me feel so at home, we had a right laugh. Her brother was a bit moody and not always very nice, but he’s 16 years old, so that’s to be expected!
I did feel kind of awkward though. Jules and Chiara are still in the honeymoon period of their relationship, they’ve only been going out a few months, so it’s all new and exciting. Nothing wrong with that, it’s to be expected and it’s sweet. However, it did kind of suck that every 5 minutes they stopped to make out. Every 5 minutes. No matter where we were or what we were doing… walking around on the street, in the pool or sea, at a restaurant, in a church… So that made me feel kind of awakward. Plus they had to hold hands and hug all the time. If they were sitting at the table and not touching each other, they’d look at each other and say ‘I miss you’. So they always had to be touching in one way or another.
Like I said, it’s sweet and everything, but I did feel like it was kind of over the top, and it did make me feel a bit awkward and left out. I don’t know if that’s just me being bitchy or not. I didn’t say anything, just let them get on with it, in case it was my problem and I was being a bitch. I just felt a bit alone, that’s all.
But everything else was cool. Did have a great time. And managed to talk to Chiara about Stuart while Jules was in the shower. She said what everyone else said… and she made me realise what everyone else said is true. She also knows Stuart, went to school with him like I did. And she said he’s pretty self-destructive and will most likely hurt me, without meaning to. I think she might be right. I can’t afford to look after someone at the minute, he needs help getting out of that dark place, but I’m only just getting out of it myself, I don’t know if I have the strength or energy to help him do that. Not without dragging myself back down again, does that make me a bitch?
So anyway. Back to Italy… Wow.. Just… wow. What a beautiful country. Although the Vatican wasn’t what I expected. I thought it would be pretty big and walls around it, but… it’s just, one minute your in Rome, the next in the Vatican. Was weird! We didn’t get to see the Sistine Chapel, as we had to book in advance, which was a shame. But we saw St. Peter’s and things. Very cool. Rome was amazing aswell, seeing the colleseum. Very cool!
Got some friends over from Belgium at the minute, Jolin & Marlies. They were meant to come tomorrow but arrived a day early, it’s so great seeing them. Though was a bit of a rush! I’d only been back for 30 minutes when they arrived!
Had a good time though.
Cousin Cath was meant to be induced yesterday, but it didn’t work. Her due date was 2 weeks ago and she’s getting pretty fed up! So the nurses sent her home and told her that if she doesn’t go in to labour during the weekend, they’ll try inducing her again on Monday, if that doesn’t work they’ll try again on Tuesday, and if that doesn’t work they’ll do a C-Section on Wednesday. Of course there’s always a risk with any operation, so let’s just hope she gives birth naturally and all goes well!