Colin filled up the back of the car with things for the charity shop – Mo got to ride in the back seat for once. It was getting very hot by the time we got there – Colin dropped off his donations and we went inside the cafe for lunch before going to the book store to pick up some more reading materials.
The ‘for adoption’ dogs were so cute – one of them was a 4 year old black griffon-labrador cross that was so sweet – more like a puppy than an adult – but he was having trouble finding his forever home. They told us that adult black male dogs have a lower chance of adoption – I couldn’t understand that – he was just so adorable.
The laundry I’d done earlier was well dry by the time we got home. We watched part of the day’s Tour stage, then went down to the bar for a drink – the race is being recorded. There were a couple of bad wipeouts on the very steep final downhill – one rider went clear over the barrier but luckily didn’t pitch down very far.
Michele from the local cycling club dropped by – he had been in Italy on vacation for two weeks and had stayed at Colin’s house in Papiano. He said the house was lovely – especially the air conditioning – and they went on lots of day-trips to places in the surrounding area.
Wednesday morning I stayed home while Colin went out with the cycle club – did yoga and coloured my hair. Spent part of the afternoon packing up what I’ll be taking tomorrow.
Had really good BBQ burgers for dinner – fried onion and mushrooms, lots of cheese – very tasty.