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So, so sorry folks for not having a recent post. The Wifi in Florence was on the blink and I could never get a connection on my laptop to post from. We are now in Venice, but I'm backing up to our last full day and a half in Cortona and our visits to some of the Tuscany hilltowns that are so famous. Our drive to Cortona proper was only 10-15 minutes from ...
Last night after we had all settled in we sat under the awning next to the BBQ and had beer, wine, cheese, ham, tomatoes and biscuits. Alan and Peter disappeared and we were called to the table for spaghetti, and wine and beer. Good food and a a great night. Everyone was nicely relaxed.
Today Jean and ...
... find a spot to pull over with a perfect view of the night sky, wrap myself completely in my blanket and lie down like a mummy beside the car. It's a white blanket so in the dark I must actually look like a mummy..two cars drive past and I do wonder if they looked twice!!
Within minutes I see my first star drop brightly straight from the sky, and then over the next 1.5 hours see over a dozen shooting in all directions, so I'm pleased I ventured out (sorry mum!). I ...
Today was a travelling day, so not a lot to blog about, but I am getting more used to navigating the train systems. We ended up having several hours in La Spezia instead of having to take earlier trains but stop and change at different stations.
La Spezia is a big place, with the port seeming to be the hub of the city. It seems very old, with buildings similar to those we have seen, but it feels very metropolitan and busy and is very dirty.
Alrighty, the promised explanation of why I haven't written anything for the passed few days. On Monday, after Luca had done a day of skiing and I had had a day of Millo, us three left (Livia and Metta stayed in Abetone) to go to Luca's parents house just outside Florence. The plan was for us to stay there until Friday and then Livia was going to pick me and Millo up (Luca went home).
So, Tuesday. ...