Monday, 20 August 2012

Isaak's fifth birthday

How happy a birthday can you have??! We are in glorious Tuscany, in a sixteenth-century house on a hill, campaniles on surrounding hillsides, the city of Lucca with its medieval streets, many churches and splendid city wall only a quarter-of-an-hour's drive away. I seem to have (temporarily, I hope) lost a blog about the concert we attended in Lucca with young pianist Chantal Balestri giving a masterly performance of music by Brahms, Liszt, Scriabin and Prokofiev.

Above a picture of her at the piano in the Oratorio degli Angeli Custodi, and part of the wonderful baroque painted ceiling in the Oratory.
Two days later we had a party for Isaak's fifth birthday, with orange pennants flying and a truly superb cake (chocolate of course) decorated with Italian artistry to become a joy for the eye before a total joy for the palate!
Will try to post this as a control on my blogging ...

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