So this is my home away from home, at least for the next month!  Yesterday was  my day to settle in for a couple of hours before everyone else arrived.  The two cars rolled up around 6 pm — Kate, Joanthan and Thierry, Alex and Lucas, and Jonathan’s mom Toni and her husband, Fred.   It’s definitely a full house this week!

we had a a lovely dinner at a home with a fresh (uncooked) pasta sauce and salad before all of them collapsed into bed.  Most everyone slept 12 hours and today was a lovely relaxed day, mostly at a home.  Late afternoon, we went to Cortona for some sight seeing and dinner and aof photos, which I will post separately.

Tomorrow, off to Volterra for the day with Kate, Alex and Barb!