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Benvenuti al Tutti!

Welcome to Luigi's Tastes of Italy

This blog is my small dedication to Italian cooking, and is abolutely 100% free of pretentiousness, complicated ingredients, or any effort to present Italian cuisine as anything other than it really is, very simple.

Hope you enjoy reading my posts and maybe trying out some of the recipes.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Finally, a personal blog post, and some exciting news...

Strictly speaking "I don't do" personal posts.  I love reading other peoples, but personally, I don't go there.

It is really easy to talk about food, or to share a recipe, but when it comes to personal stuff  I clam up. I have no idea why, but it feels so uncomfortable posting personal pictures, and personal details onto the web for the world to see. Who knows I might get used to it, but for now I have a phobia of doing it. And yes that is so stupid, but I am very silly and chicken like that (so this message will self destruct in about a week).

Anyway enough beating around the bush, as you may or may not know, depending upon wether I nonchalantly dropped a brief comment or hint about nappys, babys, childbirth etc, onto your blog.  There is now a little Luigi running around the house (well sitting in a Moses basket, mainly sleeping, crying and peeing).

So since my little sister Mari, asked, and since it is of course one of the most joyous occasions one can enjoy, second only to marriage itself (cough), here is my "personal blog" of my road map to fatherhood.  So without further ado meet the other half and junior.

Here is my better half, who despite my best efforts at turning her into a couch macaroni like me, does just enough exercise to stay healthy, despite devouring everything I cook.

The below photo was taken in Malta, we were on vacation and it was quite early in our relationship, so she was still impressing me with tight shorts, and I was impressing her with my ability to eat my own body weight in pasta.  And where we discovered that the Maltese like to feed tourists on gruel, or the kind of stuff that gets thrown in bins in the rest of the world. Really, why is there so few decent places to eat, and on an Island thats only around 3 miles across, there can hardly be any hidden gems I didn't find. The island is so far as I can tell devoid of decent food. And oh, not much of a beach there neither.  That aside, Malta is lovely.

The next photo was taken in the lovely town of Windsor, and it was the day I proposed. Hence the look at my "no ring" on my hand gesture. I had managed to purchase a ring about fifteen sizes too big. (my excuse was that I believed the ring of power would shrink to the size of the bearer, well it did for Frodo in LOTR)

So although she foolishly accepted a marriage proposal, she wasn't able to wear the "one ring" for a few weeks while it was sent away to Mordor to be halved in size, and have the elvish text removed. Still at least the diamond looked bigger in a smaller size ring. 

Some time later on a very hot day, I was forced to dress up like someone selling icecreams, and went along happilly, to a church, to sign some documents. Apperantly they involved agreeing to willingly agree to give away everything I own (aka Marriage). 

Aww don't we look sweet. And yes my button hole had wilted in the 40 degree heat.

Anyway, we had been happily married, for less than a year, when the below cute item was left on our doorstep in a moses basket, by a huge white stork, with no instruction manual, and most definitely, a no 28 day return policy (I tried calling the hospital, apparently they can't be put back). 

That isn't quite what happened, but its going to be the way I remember it.  Baby Sergio is now 6 weeks old, has smiled once at having his foot tickled, and does in the above photo look scarily ginger. But he isn't.

And for many reasons, I am very happy indeed.
Thanks for reading..


ana .araki said...

thanks for share ,,nice story ,,happy ending ,i enjoy reading!

Mommy Gourmet said...

Awww. I loved that post.

Lovely wife...check

Adorable baby..check

Life is good!

Congrats. It is truly an amazing time. enjoy!

tasteofbeirut said...

I enjoyed your (very public) story! I think your wife is lovely and your baby adorable and healthy. You seem happy indeed. La vie est belle!

Mary said...

What a dear, sweet baby. Congratulations on your heir :-). You have a really lovely family.

Joanne said...

I love this post! I really couldn't believe it when you posted that comment saying that your wife at had just had a baby....with no mention of it at all during the past nine months!

Congratulations Luigi. He's a cutie! And a definite keeper. So is your wife :P

Mari said...

FINALLY!!!!! =) Your wife is so beautiful and your son is sooooooo precious! God Bless him!!!

I am so happy for you and your wife! You should do personal posts more often =)

Auguro a tutti una vita molto felice pieno di amore!

natalia said...

Caro Luigi, che bello questo post personale !! La tua metà(..) e il vostro bambino sono meravigliosi !!! Tantissimi auguri !!!!
A Malta avete provato il ristorante Rubino a valletta ?

mangocheeks said...

Thank you so much for sharing the 'loves in Your life' other than food of course. Congratulations Luigi.

Alma said...

Lovely ;-)

Kim said...

Your wife is a beautiful woman and you are a lucky man. You both look terrific in the wedding photo. However, the best part is little Sergio. He is a gorgeous and sweet little guy. Many congratulations to you, what wonderful news! Enjoy.

One Healthy Apple said...

I wandered over here from my friend Mari. Congrats on your beautiful family. Your wife is lovely and so is your baby. Enjoy!

Rosabela said...

Congrats on your wedding and your new bundle of joy!! He is so cute. They really are something special. The time will go by faster now that a baby is in the picture. They change everything - in a good way. I have two of my own and I enjoy every moment with them.

Your wife is a beautiful lady but you're a handsome fellow as well. I think you make a lovely looking couple.

Thanks for sharing a wonderful post and God bless.

Mo Diva said...


thanks for sharing him with us!

Erica said...

I love this post!!!!Thank you for sharing!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Awww, lovely and funny post!!! You're a beautiful family, Luigi. :)

Donna said...

Che bello bambino! Love him! You guys are a beautiful couple. You need to be in Italian Vouge or something!

I felt weird about personal posts too at first, but now I'm just like whatever.

Tania said...

Great post Luigi, you have a loving! Thanks for sharing!

Katia said...

Dear Luigi... this is a lovely and romantic story and you have an adorable family : )

In bocca al lupo per tutto
All the best ;)

Aleksandra Rybińska said...

Cute boy, beautiful wife - you are very lucky Luigi :))

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