Hospital Stroll – 06/08/2020

We both got up, left the trash down (I presume!), and Niamh took me on a walk she’d done before. There were parts of it I hadn’t been on before, so that was pretty cool. We walked to Volterra’s hospital, and were greeted by the art installation that had graced the cathedral square a couple …

Our Glowing Balls – 05/08/2020

First day of the holidays! What to do, what to do. We decided to head out late morning for Navacchio, about 45 minutes away north to look for paints and lights… and maybe someone who knew a thing or two about air-conditioning units – although we figured that we were getting on grand with the …

Here Goes Nothing – 04/08/2020

“Here goes nothing!” as the bauld Lando Calrissian said, which is kind of apt, because that is precisely what we did on our last working day before our holidays kicked in. We went on a walk and took some photos. And I think that’s all I got. I’m sorry about that. Well, that was it. …

Exploring La Fontana dei Ponti – 03/08/2020

Another day in paradise, which is to say we spent Bank Holiday Monday in Volterra. I’m pretty sure we went food shopping in Conad City that day. We must have spent an awful lot of it screen-watching, before heading out for a walk. We headed towards the prison, and then doubled-backed towards the municipal park, …

Chianti Country – 02/08/2020

Right! It was time to spend the bank holiday the right way again. We took the car out and drove to the Chianti area. Much of the drive was lovely, but there were no obvious spots to pull in and take shots, sadly. The first town we visited was Castellina in Chianti, and for me, …

Another Stay Staycation – 01/08/2020

Soooo… Saturday means market day! And then, to our chagrin, we must have stayed in all the live-long day, until the evening, when we went for a stroll after having some pizza in the Irish Bar (Quo Vadis). My drink was a virgin Mojito (gastritis), and it was incredible refreshing – top marks there! The …

Archaelogical Dig, Pomerance and Montegemoli – 31/07/2020

As you may remember from the end of my previous blog, I told you that our employer gave everyone an additional company day as a holiday, which led into the August Bank Holiday weekend. It was a wonderful gesture, and we grabbed the opportunity to do stuff with both hands. Up to now, we’d barely …

A Tale of Two Walks – 29/07/2020

The hump of the working week. What we did, I can’t say… at least pre-dinner time. We must have eaten in for lunch. Before, we started, though, we went for a walk. As we are an hour ahead, we have to work ‘later’ than we normally do while over in Italy. Due to the early …

Walk, work, food and me – 28/07/2020

Same problem with these workdays – we didn’t do much beyond working and walking. Here are some photos from our morning walk. I love the camera on the iPhone 11 Pro! Anyway, for lunch I remember going out to what I would have considered a fast-food style cafe near us. I walked in, missed the …

Work, Bank, Work – 27/07/2020

Back to work after the weekend – but this time with our sexy new monitors – they made everything so much easier. But beforehand, we went out for a quick walk after dropping the trash down for collection. We had to take a break mid-morning to visit the bank to sort out issues using the …