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Well, as far as my memory wants to browse through this depressing and heavy year, this has probably been of the most fun weekends. Most certainly so. Well, our annual-almost-christmas, read Wine Festival, definitely helped a lot. Andrea arrived from Italy on time, Marijana skipped this year's iteration, because she was busy, Ricky had afternoon meeting in Italy (and he doesn't care much about wine anyway), so this year it was Iggy, Berti, Matjaž and Andrea (and me, of course) and two other friends, lovely couple Nina and Dejan, joined us.
So Friday... We decided to be trendy this year, so - at least in the beginning - we tried to taste orange wines. I have to say it's quite an interesting experience to taste white/orange wine with intensity and taste of a typical red barique. Definitely something I will be coming back to. And then, when the night was becoming more and more blurry, I am sure we definitely tried a lot of other stuff. So when we came home (where Ricky waited for us with dinner), the evening just... exploded in music, food and more wine. And we rediscovered Wii.
Saturday... Ricky brought his a few weeks' old plan to life. He wanted to make tortellini. And he made them, oh how he made them. We (Andrea, Iggy and me) helped him and together we made a really great lunch, a perfect post-hangover soup with tortellini for the wine festival group. Needless to say, the group was a lot more quite the next day. LOL
And then a victorious Saturday evening. The choir Iggy is singing in took a part in choral competition and nailed it biggest time. And I was crying all the time, pussy me. But they were doing some Gershwin which I adore and they were bloody good and I was bloody happy and proud. So, yes, a total victory.
And today... good food, easy time, also some sunshine and some Wii and... it was a wonderful, wonderful weekend.

Away from life.

So, here you have a few pictures from, I could say, one of 2012 highlights and the rest is, of course, in a flickr set.

See? Orange Andrea and me
Orange Andrea and me.

Aftermath #1
Wine festival aftermath #1: Somebody was cooking, while others were singing.

Aftermath #4
Wine festival aftermath #2: Nina.

Aftermath #5
Wine festival aftermath #3: Dejan and Andrea.

Aftermath #10
Wine festival aftermath #4: Fly, Berti, fly.

Italian Art
Tortellini in the making.

Italian Art
Isn't it nice to have Italian friends?

The Day After
Matjaž in the sun.

Art
Iggy wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon! :)))



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plantmom
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
So wonderful, Tomaz. I understand the tears for the music. OMG, Gershwin? How proud were you, honey? And deservedly so....

Then again, homemade tortellini...
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
I was really, really proud. And they were really good, not only because I was partial. That performance got the whole choir an invitation to a week long workshop in France next year. They are simply strong.

And, yes, those tortellini..... mamma mia. :)
coffeeguy777
Nov. 25th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
My two favorite things wine & Tortellini ! & of course Friends!! :-)

Oh wait 3 things.. Aussie Bum underwear !! :-)

Edited at 2012-11-26 01:58 am (UTC)
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
My good, we have so much to share. :)
leafshimmer
Nov. 26th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I am strangely intrigued by your briefs, and the lusciousness clearly adorned by same...

Homemade tortellini=unqualified foodgasm!

You have the BEST friends.

hugs, Shimmer
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
My friends are my world. :)
badrobot68
Nov. 26th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
All these cool pictures and all I can think is "Oooooh, underwear!"
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
Gosh, you're gay. :)
dan4behr
Nov. 26th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Oh Santa, how I've laboured and toiled this year. I deserve something special.

Can you please, please, send me a tortellini-making Italian chef clad in underwear.... please? Pretty please?
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Well... No, sorry. :)
putzmeisterbear
Nov. 26th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
Fabulous.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
We had great time. All the way through the weekend. :)
london1967
Nov. 26th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
Ah tortellini! Shaped after your 'ombelico'? ;-)

Lovely photos!
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Hmm.... rather after Ricky's and Andrea's fingers. :)
dendren
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of orange wine. Is it sweet?

ooooooh, I want Ricky in his underwear to teach me to make tortellini. What a fun (and sexy) shot of the two of you!
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
It's not sweet. It tastes like a strong red wine. Funny mix.
isledemoi
Nov. 26th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
What a great weekend.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
A balm for my soul. :)
mikiedoggie
Nov. 27th, 2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
Tortellini from scratch and cute men in underwear. That's a lot of yummy.

Orange wine sounds delicious too.
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
:)

Wine was really surprising. :)

I need more.

Soon.
tilia_tomentosa
Nov. 30th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Yay for Iggy! :)

I don't think I've ever eaten tortellini. Now I want some. LOL
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
They were goooooooooooooooooooooooood. :)

I often buy them in the supermarket, but they just can't compare to the real thing.
tilia_tomentosa
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
So I need Ricky to make some for me, obviously. ;)
paterson_si
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Apparently LOL
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