I still cannot quite remember if there were more dogs or humans at Penny’s lovely house for dinner last night. I went over with my three, Penny has five and Tina also brought her dog.
Dinner was ‘hosted’ by Mark who is staying in one of the delightful apartments to both say thanks to Penny for her help, and to say ciao to Stuart, who is flying back to England today on the ryanair Perugia – Stanstead flight. Needless to say as is Mark’s style large cocktails were served, I think Mark had cleared all the stores in nearby Umbertide of alcohol, they were good but decidedly dangerous and safest in moderation! Dinner was rather delayed by the omission to light the barbecue in time. Worth waiting for, When they finally arrived the fish spiedini and grilled sardines smothered in garden herbs served with new potatoes and Penny’s ‘green’ sauce – pounded herbs, lemon, oil and garlic were utterly delicious. An assortment of puddings were accompanied by ice chilled limoncello, and chaos as all the dogs decided they needed to eat too… Using one of the sofas as a bowl, I’m just glad my team did not lead the way, they were too buy chasing the cat!