Benvenuti and Welcome to all my Lovely Followers
I make no apology for my gushing in this opening paragraph. Tonight, Monday, we will be watching the opening episode of the new Montalbano series! Luca Zingaretti, who plays that mesmerising character, Comissario Montalbano, is fifty-five, short and bald, but there’s no other way to describe him, but hugely sexy! I know I’m not alone in thinking this. My man is tall, handsome and has a full head of hair, to me he is perfect. But there is something about the character of Salvo Montalbano that has the heart fluttering. Of course, it’s not just the man, it’s also the fantastic cast and plots. The new series has been written by the original author of the books, ninety-two-year-old Andrea Camillera. Based in Sicily again, it will be a fascinating series. I have read all his previous books and watched the DVDs. So, roll on tonight!
“Hello, what’s this?” My man is peering sideways out of the car window on the way to coffee in Fiano and it is Sunday morning. He swerves a little, as he’s not watching the road and then I spot the top of two hot-air balloons flying really low through the valley below us. “They are far too low, what’s wrong with them?” My man asks. He pulls in and gets out of the car and watches. “They seem to be just getting a close-up view, there is nowhere to set down, it’s too steep here.” He takes a couple of photos and gets back in the car. “They may be on a covert mission,” I say, my mind all full of imaginary scenarios. “Don’t be silly” he laughs, “They would be using drones not hot air balloons!” “Ah, that’s exactly what they would want you to think!” I insist. He sighs.
Over coffee, I read in the newspaper about a new effort to bring one’s attention back to the plight of the earthquake victims. It is a wonderful idea, bringing together artists, all of whom were ‘Born in Tuscany’ including singers, musicians, dancers and comedians. The Grande Show called Toscana si Nasce at Al Teatro Aurora, will also be televised on 4th March, and presented by Rodolfo Banchelli. Lest we forget.
Now, I know there are guys who read this blog and I really appreciate the fact that you do. So I hope you won’t mind if I wax lyrical about the latest handbags, shoes and frocks currently being marketed by some of the fabulous designers here in Italy. You see, I do love these things and try as I may, I am constantly falling in love with one or the other.
Ok, I know, enough is enough and anyway, I really must get on-line and make the final decision on my new book cover for ‘The Italian Connection‘. Once I do this, a proof will be winging its way to me in the post. So, to everyone still waiting, I promise it will be available very very soon.
Salute June x
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