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So, as "promised"... new year has started and I guess that I return to LJ a bit. Yes, we left 2012 behind and entered in 2013. And what an entry it was... Forget frost and coldness and winter jackets and boots. Enter sun, short sleeves, snickers, sunglasses. And we weren't in Australia, darned. It's just the weather that seems to have gone completely loony this winter. Okay, we weren't in gloomy Central European, depressing, foggy Ljubljana, but about 600 km down the road shouldn't really make such a difference. Yet it did. Lovely Italian coast in Liguria (read Genova and neighbouring cities) offered a welcome refuge from life for a few wonderful days. Ricky is, of course, a perfect host as he is a perfect friend and jumping in 2013 was a real pleasure. Lobsters, trips, prosecco, endless fun hours of The Settlers of Catan included. And, Iggy has birthday on 1st January, so we just doubled good times.

So, let's do th capodanno outine once again, this time in pictures. I am giving you a little selection, a selection of some highlights with focus on people, much igger set, full of nature and such, is available on flickr, of course.

Auguri!!!


Piani d'Invrea
Iggy in Piani d'Invrea.

Piani d'Invrea
Berti, Ricky and Iggy in Piani d'Invrea.

Trying out a "model look"...
Trying out a "model look".

New underwater cam
Trying out a new underwater camera.

Porto Venere
Ricky in Porto Venere.

Porto Venere
Iggy and Berti in La Grotta di Byron in Porto Venere.

Porto Venere
R&B in Porto Venere.

Porto Venere
Flattering afternoon sun; Porto Venere.

Genova, Piazza de Ferrari
Slovenians taking over Piazza de Ferrari in Genova.

Genova
Happy new year and Happy Birthday! :)

Genova
Thanks, Ricky! :)))))

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tilia_tomentosa
Jan. 5th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
LOL the model look looks so silly on you! :)

You look the cutest in the last photo, but your face in the shower is just priceless! LOL

I don't know if I would want to go to such a warm place in the middle of winter, but I could use a little sun...
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
Ah, since our winter is shitty, I am more than happy to enjoy some (unusually) warm times. :)
leafshimmer
Jan. 5th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Wonderful shots, and looks as if it was a fabulous time for all.

I particularly love the casual portrait of Iggy & Berti in the Porto Venere... and your sexy self under the shower.
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yup, I agree. Non-posing shots are the best. And I hate cameras in front of me, so I always freeze and kinda pose. :)
leafshimmer
Jan. 5th, 2013 02:39 am (UTC)
Oh and Happy New Year babe!!!! May it bring you great joy.
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
And a happy one to you too, Shimmer! :)
coffeeguy777
Jan. 5th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
Nice pics.. But I told you no more Italy Vacations with out me!!! :-)
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Well, you were not strict enough HA :)
maxauburn
Jan. 5th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
Those are fun pics!
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
Because the time we had was FUN! :)
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paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:44 pm (UTC)
HNY2U2! :)
thisisdavid
Jan. 5th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
The last one is cool.
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
We're fat.

But thanks. :)
dan4behr
Jan. 5th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year - and rung in with style and flare!
Say "hello' to Ricky for me....

Oh = and 600kms by car, rail or air? Just curious....
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Will do say "hello" to Ricky. :)

And happy year to you too!

600 km by car, of course

If you know that I averaged about 150+ km/h...... it's not that far. :)
dan4behr
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
My god... in a Clio? You had that thing screaming!

Edited at 2013-01-07 12:06 am (UTC)
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
We went bit Berti's Seat Leon, but also our Clio is up to it. My normal travelling speed is 150-160.
london1967
Jan. 5th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos, as always.
Buon Anno Nuovo!
paterson_si
Jan. 6th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
And to you two! :) :*
eloquentwthrage
Jan. 6th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
I'm loving the duck lips. Everything is better with duck lips.
paterson_si
Jan. 7th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
Duck lips rule LOL
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