|The lucky ones of us do not burn in the shade!|
The final weekend in May A finally didn't have to work all the way through it, so we grabbed the occasion and went up to San Tommaso, a wee chapel and small holding high on the mountain side over-looking Lecco. It was a stunning day. I burnt my shoulders whilst walking in the shade. We slowly made our way up the hill and had a good hard look at that view.
We had a look at the agriturismo, which has some amazing looking vegetable gardens and was set up like one of those toy farm sets you have as a child. There was a fountain in a wash house. The courtyard had a big tree in the middle with a big dog on a chain lying under it. It had a proper kennel and a cart full of proper hay - not wrapped up in bales. There was a very lucky family on a big trestle table eating some tasty looking food. I would have taken a picture because I get very excited when I see things that look like they should, but it felt a bit invasive.
|San Tommaso, Valmadrera|
Then we chose our picnic spot above the farm with an amazing view. It was hot but not so hot as to drive us into the shade. A perfect day. Shame we had to talk wedding, but with A being so busy he takes the opportunities when he gets them! We packed a big picnic complete with hard boiled eggs, tuna mayo sandwiches and banana muffins. It was a bit Famous Five-y (although I prefered the Secret Seven) but we didn't have any adventures, as I discovered as was actually quite tired, so we walked back down the track the way we had come up.
Then on the bank holiday Monday, I decided to celebrate the extra time by cooking some scrummy cinnamon buns. Authentic English cooking, as I was feeling nostalgic for real baking.
|Sticky cinnamon buns - look at that glaze!|