Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers
Last Tuesday morning, I opened the shutters and then the window, because the sun had finally returned to our little bit of Tuscany. Hard to believe, I know, that Tuscany can have several long days of drizzle and grey skies, so much so that one can feel a little dejected. So, it was a huge relief to have the hot sun on my face again. The countryside quickly reacted, by sending up lots of spring shoots and buds out on the trees, now everything looks and smells wonderful.
Anyway, how are you? Drinking plenty of Chianti wine I hope. My man and I have recently started enjoying a Chianti Classico wine at C’era Una Volta in Lucardo. It’s called Bibbiano, the 2014 version, and whilst I am not usually attracted to the Classico range of wines, I really like this one. Do try it and let me know.
Last Wednesday was La Festa Della Donna or Women’s Day to everyone else around the world, I joined my lovely friend and neighbour Paola, who owns the fabulous La Poggiolaia Agriturismo next door. We met at L’Osteria di Casa Chianti, where they were having a celebratory evening for we ladies. http://www.osteriadicasachianti.it
It was the first time that Paola and I had gone out on this Festa day, let alone celebrate it. Celebrating women is when you think about it, something that should come naturally, every day. I think most men do really appreciate their women, and if you don’t have a man or partner that does, then remember to put a value on everything you are lucky enough to have or be able to do. You are, of course, a beautiful person, and life is far too short to feel undervalued. Indulge yourself with a gorgeous frock like the one here or a nice pair of Italian shoes!
Now It’s some time since I mentioned Italian politics. I guess that’s because the arena has become a little dull in the last few months. But things are heating up again. In mid-February, Matteo Renzi the former PM, resigned as leader of the Democratic Party (DP) intending to fight his way back into power. Shortly afterwards, several members of the DP joined a new radical left parliamentary group. This had the effect of putting the PD back to being almost neck and neck in the polls with the Five Star Movement (M5S) led by the comedian Beppo Grillo! Are you still with me? Meanwhile, Silvio Berlusconi now intends going for the premiership next year with his party Forza Italia, but his support has dwindled to fourth place in the polls, so he’ll need to pull his eighty-year-old finger out! But it’s good to see him back if just for the glamorous entourage he brings with him.
OK, nearly there with my latest book, The Italian Connection. Just done the final, final book edit and it will be winging its way to the publisher by the end of Thursday. Sorry to keep you all waiting, but I think you will find it was worth it. Watch this space!
Have a great week and do drop me a line.
Salute June x
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