Tuscany, June

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Pisa, Scorgiano, Pievescola, Siena, Sovicille, Rosia, Radda, the Poggibonsi PAM, Casole d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Florence, Greve, San Gimignano, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Gaiole, Grosetto (where it is 10 degrees hotter), Montiano, Magliano, Orbetello, Fonteblanda. The beaches at Albarese, Torba, Giannella & Feniglia. The smell of jasmine, the poppies in the fields, the coffee, the ice cream, the food. Bruno, Teresa, Eleanora, Francesco, Penelope & Sergio. Canadians, Poles & Irish.

The soundtrack: Kishi Bashi, Stars, Andrew Bird. Watching Mad Men 4. Reading Caballo Blanco, Ray Bradbury, Fleshlight & Tourist Snapshots on Readibility. The drive: Fiat Panda. The diversion: Doncaster Airport.