Pork Roast Night, and Other Stuff

69C12D3B-F2A5-491D-AE97-D04BF88C60CDOn Saturday night Antonio had a special dinner down at the bar, and we were asked days before if we’d like to attend.  Tables were set up outside all along the street and dozens of people attended

C52877FA-AAA0-47F9-A299-5456090BA9F1We sat at a table with John and Janet, the brits we’d met first a few months ago.  They’ve owned their house here for seven years now and know many of the locals – they also speak fluent italian, and are very friendly and welcoming to us.  Also at our table were Aldo and Mario who each have houses near J&J across the ‘valley’ from us.

57584ED3-6278-45FE-BA4A-F48EC87FFE6EThe dinner was roast pork, which came whole – minus the bones, but including the head.

FBBF12F4-6504-43A1-90F9-CE24829B4951It was a lovely evening – lots of families, live music, good conversation, and the star of the night, the pork, which was just delicious.

78491484-B020-49CB-979E-1C32189235597C8B7913-FA57-4B2A-B985-3ABF5DF8566030E72FB6-1120-4CF5-AB1B-9F8750DF8423FEC918F5-53D9-4D2F-882D-84A6E4345F41CC39967C-3C43-4A5C-A104-E6A595701B8AIt was a lovely evening all around – I hope there’s another one someday.

A82EDE8F-3EE6-4016-8AEB-61BC93EED3EA984FDD6B-8306-472B-B4CB-D0385490EACB934F7DAF-B8B4-4246-BE48-1919406FF3E9The geese across from us are getting bigger – there must be a ‘head goose’ as they always move in a bunch.  If you see one, you know the others are all nearby.

4CE04DE7-18B8-443C-B7D5-24E2214B3505One day we were sitting having our morning cappuccino at the bar when a family went by on a vespa – no one wearing a helmet, even the child.

C5E64588-404B-4A64-A616-F1AD7FAB5E48The local fellows have done more work on the previously overgrown land below us – it’s completely cleared and flattened, and we’re a bit curious what’s going to be done with it.

E0886957-C40F-449E-ADB7-831F7BF552B7We had a load of firewood delivered by a friend of Antonio’s, and it took us three days to move it all one wheelbarrow at a time from the parking area below us, up the steps and piled neatly in the storage area off the terrace.

9AACE9BD-D9D3-4EBB-96D8-131D022150C1We could only manage an hour or so at a time because of the heat, and luckily Angelo helped as well.

E7613862-30F2-489A-B80E-69B34C1C4AE4C8AF1AD8-8F6D-4AAC-944E-B9FC5C07449BI’ve had a couple of really nice rides, but the exciting thing is that we’re leaving tomorrow to see our first race of the season – Strade Bianche!  It was the one I came over for so long ago, and was cancelled/delayed the day after I arrived.  After that it’s up north for two more – fingers crossed.

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