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... our own little garden and lovely front door. The room/space is wonderful and the grounds are so beautiful. I think of those of you who love your backyards and/or working in the garden and for you this is a little bit of heaven! While walking around I pondered who I could convince to have a destination wedding here. Grant was keen to point out that he would like to be the guest of this wedding and not the host but he agreed it would ...
... on the way home gives us delicious parmigiana with melanzano in chilied oil or roast pork panini... The evening was spent at a nearby village for drinks after which we had yet another feast at our agritourismo. We are sorry to say goodbye to hosts Giana, Antonio and special Elena who all cared for us as though we were family. The ravioli was superb!! ...we have now added Rigoli pasta from Pola's ...
I walked right up to the edge of the cliff, took a few deep
breaths, lifted my arms into a V shape, and fell. I felt the drop in the gut,
the bright terror, and the exhilaration of free falling into a foreign culture
without much insulation, only minimal plans, and even less language
This past week I seemed to have thudded to a stop, feeling
the tear of a sharp branch or two on the way down, and the ...
Wow it is hot here - like an oven at times, especially when climbing when we are going too slowly to generate our own breeze. Still, mustn't complain, it could be raining!!
Today we managed to get to Siena - what a place - so many impressive streets, squares and buildings. The accommodation was all full in the town so we are a mile or three to the south.
Today we split up again but deliberately ...
... are run to find the "best" 10. That happened this morning, but we weren't here yet :-( Once the horses are picked, they are randomly assigned to the contradas. Next is a series of trials with the jockeys. There are a total of 6 trials. The first one was tonight. Basically the trials give the jockeys the opportunity to get to know the horses. It is my understanding that this is the only practice - and it happens in front of THE WHOLE TOWN (more on that later). There are ...