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Welcome Back, Sunshine

Day 10 - Orta

sunny 34 °C
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Mum had found out about a local market in our village so we got up early to go.
I had the shock of a lifetime when I went to the shower block - the toilets are holes in the ground and the showers only run for two and a half minutes before they stopped and you had to go outside to reset them. Not fun.

We were in the village for nine, expecting a market full of local farmers selling their produce. In fact, the market was a van selling cheese, a man with fruit and veg and a second hand clothes stall. And that was it. Tom brought some cheese and salami and mum brought some veg, and after a coffee at the cafe we resided to the tent for lunch. A very good lunch, actually - we had crusty bread and cheese and crips and mum made some sort of salad for her and dad. The sun was scorching, verging on too hot, but we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon reading. In the evening we found a pizzeria, great pizzas and more bridge - again, dad and I slaughtered mum and Tom. We went back to the tent and Tom and dad went on mosquito hunt. The Bolshaw Insect Obliterabion Serivice succeed and there were no bites during the night. That said, dad already has nineteen, Tom has eight, mum has six but I've scraped by with just one, and I think that may have been an ant.

Great day, relaxed and enjoying the sun.

Posted by katebolshaw 09:52 Archived in Italy

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hi Kate.Many thanks for your great cards it was lovely to receive them.I had a great birthday.Went to Liverpool to see a Stud Dog.But not up to "the standard required" for Nannie!!! then on to Chester.a very interesting town, full of old building ,and charm.Then. We want to a Rose centre to buy three roses for our friend Ivor 65th birthday.The day was finished off with a glass of wine or 3in the garden.Perfect.!!!
well I believe Toilets in the ground still exist!!!and the showers are prehistoric, but t all adds to your scrap book of memories which you will carry with you all through your life.Not many people see in a life time what you will see in your 14 years. amazing!!! do t like the soun d of the Mosquitos makes life v. Uncomfortable.So our all scratching away!!
Weather still red hot here!Stewart has been v. luckeyweatherwise.But he says he is very tiered Hopefully the change wii do him good.Over and out.!!!!

by Nannie

Hi All. Love all the mod cons. What a sight to see you lot having to come out of the showers. As for the toilet, just as well nobody has a bad back!!!
Glad to hear you are back in the sunshine. But there is always a price to pay. Mosquito!!!
Enjoy the sun and great Italian food. Love to all. Davexxx

by Dave

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