Nihal and her three year old son Jibril drove through last night from their stay at La Foce in the Val d’Orcia.  They have been staying in one of the Origo’s cottages and kindly made a detour to Bellaugello Gay Guest House on their way to Milano.

We dined on courgette flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies washed down with a bottle of Sagrantino.  Jibril was fascinated by my dogs and eventually after supper ended up falling asleep on the floor next to Milo whilst his mother and I sipped a Grappa  di Chianti Classico and conversed about setting the world to rights. An utterly delightful evening.

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