I am recovering.

I am recovering from too much fun, and too much work, etc, etc.

There are times in life when you need to find a balance.

There are other times when you have to surrender control and let the scale swing widely back and forth, until you come gulping for air at the surface.

I am now waving my white flag, pretending bank accounts are not a thing and looking forward to a few days in bed.

But it was worth it. Every penny. Every bite. Every night. Worth it and more.

pizza da remoPizza at Da Remo, because it was necessary.

gelato romanaChocolate3 at La Romana because we could.

vinsanto tuscanyIncredible Vin Santo aged for 20 years because it was a Monday in Tuscany.

amatriciana alwaysAmatriciana at Da Cesare because it is always a good time to order amatriciana.

polpette trapizziniLate night trapizzini in Testaccio because we had too much catching up to do to be bothered with restaurants and reservations. ย Better to sit at home, talkandtalkandtalk, and then get polpette.

Da Cesare

Back to Da Cesare for good wine and spicy eggplant to celebrate birthdays and contemplate new beginnings.

hay cheese please

And cheese. Because there is always room for cheese.






6 thoughts on “Indulgence

    • Natalie says:

      The gnocchi fritti with cacio e pepe! You have to make it out there next time! If you need a dinner date, I will meet you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Natalie says:

      Srsly. Cheese is a major food group for me. I have four kinds in the fridge right now! But this one? This one was really really good.

  1. Caroline says:

    COULDN’T agree with you more Natalie! Life is about experiences, and a balance of splurging without guilt and then scaling back briefly. My 2-holiday month in September [Paris AND Rome! Treat yoself! ๐Ÿ˜€ ] was expensive almost to the point of ruin – hence an incredibly frugal October. But it was 100% worth it! So sad I missed your UK jaunt – meetup when I’m next in Rome? ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Natalie says:

      I belong to the Church of Treat Yo Self… but that is also why I am pretending bank accounts are not a thing! I will recover ๐Ÿ™‚ And YES- would love to see you next time you pass through Rome. Will let you know if I make it to Cambridge!

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