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... to confirm! Half an our later we were ready to start - our chef was a lovely Italian guy named Mario (no ****!) And he got us started straight into the dessert - almond-based chocolate cake (well a type of it). I forget the actual name, but Emma wrote down the recipe so we will never forget it!
After that it was off to speak to the owner, Alina, who explained to us their method for producing olive oil. With approximately 2000 olive trees on the farm (makes our 3 trees at ...
... in to get some goods - we had also found a great little deli with almost everything we needed, including some locally made wine in a beer bottle (with a beer cap style close) for 2 euros! And ham, and even some sausage to make dinner with!
With the daily shopping out of the way, we continued to head for Tivoli, where we'd heard from a couple who dived with us the day before there were some amazing Villas to see.
Off the highway and up ...
... and am not supposed to get my ear wet so I was confined to wading out and dunking my shoulders under, but this was enough to cool me down. I was content to simply read. What can be better than reading with no interruptions and I am so lucky my daughter follows me; content to sit with her head in her kindle! She is reading a 900 page book I have recently finished, called Shantaram, which she is loving. I finished a book I ...
... says he had a 300mm lense with a 1.6 multiplier and still couldn’t get close to the chapel.
From there we were all getting knackered and we still had to do some food shopping. It had been a long, exhausting but enjoyable day. We headed back to the Coop at Sinalunga, praying it would still be open to stock up on beer and wine. I didn’t want any food as I was still stuffed from lunch, but Lyn couldn’t resist more sausages. I dread him having them as all ...
... usual way, by reading, while Lyn went for a bike ride around the lake. He came back enthused by what he had seen and done. He rode about 12 miles and up some incredibly steep hills, does a 1 in 4 gradient mean anything to anyone??
Once he came back and chilled for all of 5 minutes I decided it was time we went for a walk. The nearest town of Passignano was only a mile down the road so we sauntered down there. We walked near the lake, ...
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