My birthday (also Australia Day) :)
So, yesterday the 26th of January was my birthday and also Australia Day!! :) but as it was Saturday it meant school first, which was not that bad to me, as I have never been to school on my birthday and everything is closed!! So, what happened was I woke up at 6 had breakfast and went to school, when I got to school, I went to class and was constantly wished happy birthday. When I walked into class in the morning, everyone said happy birthday and played the happy birthday song in Italian and on the board was Happy birthday Ale and welcome to Italy, which was really nice. Then at recess, which is only 10 minutes, I met a boy who was born and has lived in Italy his whole life..but has a British accent as his mum is British and then I headed back to class, and on the way, a few girls from my 2nd class gave me a happy birthday card. Then I went back to my 1st class, my whole class was there and yelled happy birthday and there was cake and food, so it was a surprise party! :) they gave me a card and birthday present: earrings that are very poplar in Italy! :)
Then, after school, thank god it finished at 11:40 that day, I went home and had lunch, pesto spaghetti with my host family, before at about 1:40 I walked to my American friends house, which is also my 2nd house, and only 2 streets away. Then, I walked with Shelby to Auchan, a shopping centre which took us a long funny hour, then we went shopping for a few hours, before we went outside to the entrance of the shopping centre, to wait for my host dad (also her future host dad) to pick us up, but finding outer way out was sooooo confusing and must of taken us atleast 30 minutes. Then, we dropped her off at her house, where she ran upstairs and got some nail polish for me, and then came back down and we went to my house, where I got dressed for dinner, in my favourite red and white stripy dress and black stockings. Then she painted my nails and at 7 we left for dinner in Cormano, at a pizza place, or as they call it here: pizzeria. At the dinner, I met my 2nd host parents (Shelby’s now parents), my third host parents, and the girl they are hosting from America (Jessica) and a Russian lady (who speaks a tiny but if English, and perfect Italian, who is from Milan and hosting a girl from sydney, Australia and she arrived about 8 days ago now. At the dinner, the parents sat at one end of the table, and the kids at the other and it was a great night, filled with lots of laughter, and the most amazing Margherita pizza I have ever had!!! The best thing was that, the Australian and I both got along sooo well, because we are both Australian, and are exchange students in Italy, and in Australia we live only a few hours apart, and we have the same sense of humour and slang..because we are Australian!!! It was funny, because we both understand the whole, Australians are crazy friendly thing and Jessica is from America and at one stage, she was like I used to be a cheerleader and me and the Australian just looked at each other and were like “OMG, that’s sooo American, it’s almost adorable!! Yay, we’ve met an American cheerleader…dream come true!!” And, we wished each other “happy Australia day” haha it was sooo good to hear, a Australian accent, sense of humour and slang all in one night and not over Skype. Also, sadly I got presents…(I hate presents from people who are not me hahaha) from my 2nd hits parents, I got dolce and gabbana perfume..from my host sister Ale, who is in Australia, her favourite Italian book and from her parents, lavender perfume and body wash. And from my host family at the moment, I got a angry birds teddy, PJ’s and a mini alarm clock. But, I didn’t get to meet my second host sister, why I don’t know, but I’m guessing she was busy and my third host brother, because he had to study :( but I might be going up to my third host family’s house soon so ill meet him then :D And my second host family only lives a street away, so ill go over there one time soon :) but overall my birthday was amazing and unforgettable and veryyy tiring!!!
And that’s all from me for today!!!