A whiff of Jasmine from Marinella’s yard is a welcome greeting this morning. My basil also is rebounding nicely. After a May that was unseasonably rainy and cold, it now is beginning to feel like summer. For those of us born in the warmer months, long winters are particularly torturous! The upside of all the rain is that Tuscany has never looked more beautiful and the scent of the ginestra in bloom follows you everywhere. I can now walk barefoot on the tiles of my apartment and I actually kicked off the duvet last night… although that may have been because there was heat radiating off of my back from a slight sunburn. My friend Terry invited me to her pool yesterday afternoon and despite sunblock, I still managed to get a little pink. To me it’s a slight improvement over the ghostly white of winter!
I am enjoying a full weekend off, a treat that happens sporadically during the summer — the days are long now that the tourists are streaming in. We had a German client celebrate 20 years with us this week and we had a little celebration for him. I also have met some wonderful people who have been such supporters of my book. Thank you so much to Liz and Krista who not only came in having read my book on Kindle, but also bought hard copies from me at the winery. Also hugs to Jackie and her daughter Katie who provided one of my more delightful encounters this week!
So swimming yesterday, and dinner with friends last night. Today I am hoping to find a spot outside and read. LUXURY!!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and a special Father’s day HUG for my dad whom I spoke to yesterday. I sometimes can smell his barbecue ribs from Italy! Love you, Dad!!!