Indian Summer in Italy

We've been having the most wonderful and unexpected weather here. Mid-day temperatures have been up to about 20 degrees and the days are clear and sunny.  The nights are cold and frosty, but I don't mind that kind of crisp weather.  It can't last, but we're making the most of it.  This was one of my grandchildren in the sea at Pietrasanta earlier today, just as the sun was going down.

Two of my daughters and their children are spending Christmas with us this year - not in the little olive house (big enough for 2 or 3 at a squeeze), but at Peralta, one of my favourite places, up in the hills further down the coast.  Neil and I are care-taking Peralta for Christmas and New Year, including the dogs and cats.  It promises to be lively.  But at the moment it is sunny and peaceful and an absolute gift! I feel very fortunate just now.

Sadly the weather is forecast to break and we're to have rain for Christmas. Think positive -  An excuse for log fires and evenings in!


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