After lunch from our fridge, and the necessary bottle of wine purchased from Daniella, J. had a siesta whilst Harvey departed with Dee to collect the tickets. We hoped to collect the rehearsal tickets and the Saturday concert tickets together today. Dee was convinced we would have to go back tomorrow for these but we had gathered that she often look on the negative side – part of her heritage I suppose. (we won’t say where she hailed from!) H had been struggling to get a wi-fi signal here although we were told there was a router somewhere. J was not bothered at all as she was happily texting the world and getting replies but H was getting very frustrated – why will be revealed later. Dee and H went to Lajatico which is Andrea Bocelli’s birthplace. To pick up the tickets. We arrived to find a small queue at the Kiosk which was not yet open even though it was past 4pm. Dee wanted to go to Alberto Bocelli’s Cantina (Andrea’s brother sells wine. Olive oils and other Bocelli products). Alberto was there and Dee bought some wine glasses and I bought a beautiful terracotta wine cooler which Alberto’s wife told me was designed by a friend of hers in the village. Alberto speaks good English and I asked him if he was going to the rehearsal tonight and he said he would be there both nights as this was the only time he could now get to hear his brother live. I had read somewhere that he too could sing so I asked him if he ever sang with Andrea to which he replied not these days! But I keep an eye on the presentation of my brother”. Dee and I returned to the Kiosk for our tickets but by now there was a much longer queue and they were still not open!
Published on Aug 26, 2013