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... wet - maybe in just jumps in the pool??!!
I get up and make coffee, I get the kids to do a token amount of school work (relieves my guilt) and then about 10.30am we walk the 10 metres to the pool. Lunch is about 12.30 followed by siesta - mainly it's just me who is interested in that - but today I did manage to get the kids to have a lie down.
The afternoon involves more pool time and happy hour commences about 5.30pm. Grant cooks something on the ...
... was time to move out of our wee apartment which was a real shame because it really was a lovely place, we’d got to know the owners dog, we loved cooking meals (I can say ‘we’, because I helped most nights and actually cooked one night!!!). We were moving down about 50k’s South to the town of Montepulciano. We’d moved down there to be closer to our big adventure – a hot air balloon ride. It was supposed to be on the Tuesday but it ...
... out how steep we could climb and at what point we needed to just give up and walk them. We rode around through the hills and the vineyards for a while. There weren't many houses and the roads were narrow. One of the roads that wrapped around a hill was a dirt road. It was downhill which we though would make it easier, but it was tuff to stop from sliding. So even then we had to walk them a bit so we wouldn't wipe out! After that we found a vineyard ...
... We were put at work preparing the ingredients though all at a very slow pace with Paola explaining everything along the way and just generally telling us about all the family, the area and being very knowledgeable about the tuscan countryside. They only use local produce as much as possible as they want to represent local family style country food to enjoy with family and friends.
The day was such fun ...
... dellightful cafe for lunch: Margaharita Pizza, with a thin crispy base, belissimo! This cafe is well known as a meeting place for Hollywood stars.
Cortona has very narrow and steep streets, purrfect for pets.
Finally we arrived back at Arezzo and after booking a haircut for myself tomorrow (the hairdresser doesn't speak English so that will be exciting) I am sitting at the La Dolce Vita cafe writing this entry while Jane is off looking at the shops (gulp)