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Welcome and Benvenuti to All my lovely Followers around the World,

20180603_104928What a beautiful morning it is, here in our little bit of Chianti in Tuscany.  So much so that I thought you might like to see a picture of our garden my man having cut the grass, or rather the weedy stuff, yesterday!  No matter what else is going on in the world, we always have our lovely haven to return to.  Foto P Finnigan.

A little later, my man and I were tootling down our track to the main road, when we came across a big display of white balloons and several members of our neighbour’s family standing outside their little cluster of cottages.  Their ten-year old son was dressed in a long white gown and obviously about to go off for his Confirmation.  This Catholic Doctrine ‘enables the faithful to be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit’ or so it says in Wikipedia.  Based on the look on the ten-year old’s face, I think he would rather be off for a game of football.

From Puglia to the lumbard, geography of the Conte government  

Meanwhile, back in the world of Politics, we finally have a new government!  Yes, it has been rather thrown together as the time-lapse between the elections and now, has become an embarrassment in Europe.  Conversation in our local bar evolved around the pressure from Germany and France coming down on Italy with heavy threats of ‘involvement,’ I dread to think what that might mean!  So, we have a coalition, and a virtual unknown for Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte from Puglia, who almost qualifies for Hunk of the Month but not quite!  He is, after all, a politician.  Check out next weeks blog for the June Hunk of the Month.  Foto Yahoo.

2018-06-03 09.28.25Anyway, back in the real world, yesterday (Saturday) was Festa Della Repubblica.  Another holiday and yes, everything was closed apart from a sprinkling of enterprising bar and shop owners.  Goodness only knows what the tourists were thinking when they found whole towns and villages virtually shut down and on a Saturday!  Meanwhile, the Festa itself, was in full swing in most towns and villages, commemorating the institutional referendum held in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.   Phew!  At the same time, the male members of the Royal family, The House of Savoy, were sent into exile!  Foto La Nazione.

2018-06-03 09.31.57Enough of that!  What about our Motorcycle racing hero Valentino Rossi who, at the age of thirty-nine, has just clocked up his 55th pole position after completing a new world track record in advance of the World Grand Prix.  Sadly, he was to come third in the actual event on Sunday afternoon, but a brilliant effort nonetheless!   Foto La Nazione.

2018-05-29 08.13.15And so to my other love, my man being my first love, Rock Music.  Firenze (Florence) will shortly be hosting an incredible line-up of iconic rock bands.  Be there, or be square I say.  The concerts are over four days from 14th to the 17th June.  The difficulty is, which day to attend?  I would not want to miss any of these, but four days might be tough going.  I think I would probably go for the Guns N’ Roses line-up but then what about Iron Maiden?  Oh and Ozzy, what to do?  Mama Mia!  I think I had better let you decide so here is the link for the ticket office; you had better act fast as the tickets will rapidly sell out! Tickets & Info

If you fail to get tickets, or even if you do, you can always come to my own Rock Concert Garden Party on 22nd June.  This is by personal invitation only and you will need to email me at june.finnigan@virgin.net.  It will be The Rock Chick Band’s 8th annual event and I am already getting very excited.  Our first rehearsal is this coming Saturday!

OK, time to organise Sunday lunch; perhaps I can persuade my man to pop out to a local ristorante.

Have a great week and do drop me a line.  Oh and, don’t forget to visit my Official Author Site at Junes website

Salute June x



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