Aperitivo before the rain….

Many thanks to two great guys from Livorno for the prosecco apertivio taken on the terrace before we headed in to dinner.

Sparkling prosecco, glittering company – as always great guys, a selection of local truffled and ‘drunk’ percorino cheeses and of course bruschetta made with our olive oil, a very Italian start to a great evening.

Dinner was indoors, because it rained, yes it actually rained!  There was vivid lightning, and distant thunder.  This morning the plants are once again breathing, clouds are scudding across the blue sky and the air is fresh with the perfume of lavender