Just The Two of US

Friday, 11 July 2008

Busy Bees

It's been a really busy month or so. We finally moved into our new house and it's huge. Our furniture looks very lost, so tomorrow we are off to Ikea to buy stuff.

We had our holiday less than a week after moving. Unpacking boxes just to repack things into cases wasn't much fun but the trip was fantastic. Pictures on Flickr soon.

We started off on the Friday in Castell Arquato for a hillclimb. Lots of lovely old cars and lots of socialising with friends. Dinner was up in the castle courtyard again with plenty off cold fizzy red wine which is delicious. On the Monday we drove to Lago D'iseo to The Hotel Relais Mirabella which was absolutely fantastic. Very quiet, up in the hills above the lake. Fab pool to which we decamped every afternoon with books and i-pods. I haven't had a holiday like that for a very long time. We took a ferry out on the lake to Monte Isola, the largest island lake in Europe, we drove around the whole lake, which didn't take as long as we thought it would so we just had to stop for lunch up by Riva. We spent a morning trying to find La Montina Vineyard where Michael had been last year and had brought home some fantastic Rose prosecco. We found it and bought two cases! We also had a couple of days just wondering round the markets in Iseo and eating ice-cream in Sarnico and as I said, afternoons by the pool. Fan. bloody. tastic.

The second weekend we were in Borno in the mountains for the second hillclimb. Again many cars and much socialising.

But, now we are home and slowly getting sorted. We also have a house guest at the moment, Kimi, Sarah's (Michaels' sister) cat. She is also in the process of moving and so we are looking after him for a bit. It's lovely to have a cat again, even when he does meow loudly in your ear at 4 o'clock in the morning!


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