Dinner with our Friends Jeff and Eileen

Now I take you all the way back to June this year, the week before we left what had been our home away from home for the last two years in Italy. A lovely dinner with our friends Jeff and Eileen from California, America who also have their home away from home in Viareggio, Tuscany Italy. I wonderful summers evening with great company, great wine and fantastic food!

Heading for the hills

Things have started to get a little busy here now and the weekends away have become few and far between. I have  attempted  to start many a post over the last few weeks but have not got around to finishing any of them! So my poor old blog has been a little neglected. I will however make more of an effort to be more regular in my posting from now on.

The last few weekends here have been super hot, I even managed to get sunburnt whilst wearing sun cream! I have since peeled, but have a good base tan for the rest of the summer. And while half of Tuscany seem to head to Viareggio on these hot sunny Sundays to stroll the passeggiata and lay on the beaches we tend to head for the peace and tranquility of the hills. I have written about going up to the hills before in How much Marble does the world need? but a couple of weekends ago a few of us headed that way for a long and very enjoyable sunday lunch. Before arriving to our destination of mountains of home-made pasta we came across an old marble mine that we had driven past before but had never walked up to… this time we did. It made for some neat photos and I think would be a great place for shooting an advertisement of some description.

Well it’s been a quick one, but better a short one than nothing and something to keep things ticking over until I can write more!