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... and our mate Andrew Shannon.
In the afternoon I watched Zia Graziella grill and fry eggplants. They will be used to make a parmegiana and the grilled eggplants will be dressed in garlic, olive oil, oregano and chili and set as a side plate.
In the evening whilst waiting for confirmation from Piņa and Saro's friends to depart for dinner, I watched two episodes of "The Walking Dead", which I am thoroughly enjoying.
Here in Sicily people eat ...
... of hours swimming around and people watching. Then we headed back to our hostel and for our daily cannoli!
The next day we woke up and went on a boat cruise around the coast and islands. It was nice and relaxing and the captain of the boat commentated on all the sights. We went into the blue grotto, which was ridiculously blue! But we couldn't go swimming here like in Capri. Then he anchored the boat ...
Can yo believe it no, Granita and brioche today! Instead I enjoy a Caffe Latte and what nice change that is for the day.
After breakfast my cousin Nello's wife Marisa and their daughters Vera and Federica, and friend Simone pick me up and we head to Isola Bella for a day on the beach. On our way we stop at the bakery and purchase our panini with provalone cheese and prosciutto for lunch.
Isla Bella known in Sicilian as Isula Bedda is ...
... meaning bath and al Saqquah dating back to the cult of the Syrian god "Shai al Quaaum". Could it be that my descendant are a mixture of Spanish and Arabic on my Grandfather's (Rosario Sciacca) side of the family.
In the afternoon Ottavio had spend sometime with me going over the computer.
In the evening Saro's cousin and his family arrived for a casual dinner alfresco style in their court yard.
... and so I would return to bask in the sun. An easy Barbecue lunch followed by Tiramisu and the remaining afternoon was an enjoyable card playing experience, playing Briscola and Scorpa. Two popular card games taught by Father and Grandfather whilst I was growing up. There was one change to the game that was new to myself, that was that we were now playing with five cards instead ...