Spent a weekend away with my friend Palmina in Catania. She runs her own language school, GIGA, and also works for various language-school associations and is VERY busy but carved out a weekend to spend with me. She took me to one of her favorite places, Acitrezza, on the Sicilian riviera, and we listened to the waves and talked , then we walked along the seashore and she invited me to lunch in her favorite restaurant. Great day! We also bought flowers for her terrazzo and later planted them together.