Posted by: lucylastic | July 13, 2009

Arrividerci England!!! (Just as soon as I can)!!!

Time has been spinning out of control again and to add to my many other distractions I’ve now found a place in Italy that meets the bill exactly for the sort of place we want to buy and start out own cookery school. Best thing about it – should be best THINGS actually – there are loads – it’s running as a cookery school already, has an excellent reputation and focuses on the ‘home cooking’ of Italy that is completely in line with what we want to do. It’s an old Tuscan farm house, hundreds of years old in places and blends perfectly with its environment. You can check it out on:

Tuscany Cooking Holiday

Sometimes, simple pleasures in life are the best ones – on Saturday, I went to the Westinghouse Rail Systems ‘Family Fun Day’ at Friday Island, (part of the Cotswold water park – which is much, much larger than I had ever realised). My two sons, aged very nearly 20 and soon to be 18 were maybe not the most willing of attendees at first, but were very soon won over by climbing walls, zip wires, shooting, archery, Dragon boat races, canoes, rowing boats, the bar!! There was also a mini fun-fair with dodgems, a huge slide, big wheel, play area for younger ones – and lovely food and drink throughout the day. It was good to see a wide variety of people from all parts of the company – from the Exec Team to the factory staff, many of whom had entered into the Pirate theme and had dressed up for the day as well, (it’s fun to see, but I definitely don’t do ‘dressing up’, I have always been turned off by fancy dress parties – I admit to having been press ganged a couple of times, but nothing makes my heart sink faster than an invite which states ‘fancy dress’, ‘vicars and tarts’, ‘schoolgirls’ or some other such nonsense)! Anyway, that’s enough of the grumpy old woman for now.  See above for some pictures – they do team-building events too – great if the sun shines!!

I’ve mentioned my love of Paul O’Grady on Sunday evenings on Radio 2 and yesterdays show was no exception – where else could you hear music as diverse as ‘She taught me to Yodel’ and Vienna from Ultravox? And Paul’s stories and dry delivery are always entertaining too!! Just the thing to ease you into a Sunday night!!!




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