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The Village People in Lucca surround the concert presenter. La Nazione

The Village People in Lucca surround the concert presenter. La Nazione

Now if you regularly visit my blog you will know that I like to follow the music scene here in Tuscany, and in particular the aging rockers that are visiting or touring in our lovely region.  Yes, the Italians seem to love the oldies and the latest visitors are that great band ‘Village People’.  Now you must remember them, you know, the American guys who dressed up like red indians and construction workers hammering out songs like ‘In the Navy’ and ‘Go West’ back in the 80’s.  They have been performing in Lucca, that fabulous town with its ancient walls all wrapped around gorgeous curving alleys and great piazzas for concerts.  Love it!

Diana and Chiara with gold and silver medals. La Nazione.

Diana and Chiara with gold and silver medals. La Nazione.

Meanwhile, a number of our athletes have been having great successes at the Olympics in Rio.  Whilst I don’t follow this event in-depth, the newspapers are full of it, which is very useful for me to keep track.  It was gold for the lovely Diana Racosi beating her fellow Italian Chiara Cainero who won silver, in the shooting event.  Many more successes, too numerous to mention have come Italy’s way!  I used to be a runner, don’t laugh, but not at this level.  That was a long time ago, but I still dream about it.  Do you dream at night that you can still do all the things you could do in your teens and twenties?  I do.

Celebrity Wedding. Chi magazine.

Celebrity Wedding. Chi magazine.

Back here in Tuscany, which is one of the most beautiful places in the world to tie the knot, we also attract the beautiful and famous for their weddings.  Waiting for my hair dye to set in the Sandra’s hairdressers, I was reading the popular gossip magazine called Chi, which is a bit like Hello but in Italian, and there were pictures of the very beautiful model Minttu Virtanen who had snared the Ferrari racing driver Kimi Raikkonen.  Stunning people, stunning backdrop, stunning hole in someone’s bank account!  But lovely to see.

Aperitivo con Prosecco. Salute! Foto P Finnigan

Aperitivo con Prosecco. Salute!
Foto P Finnigan

Meanwhile, back in our beautiful hillside garden, the weather has been gorgeous.  The humidity has gone and whilst still warm it has been perfect for enjoying a Prosecco in the early evening.  This is when we reflect on how very lucky we are to live here, and whilst we still work hard, I cannot imagine a better setting to end the day in.  So to you, my lovely readers, Salute!

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Amore June x

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