Yesterday, after the school run, I went for an early morning walk on the beach. The weather has been spectacular for this time of year. It was warm and sunny and I had fun watching this couple playing around in their dressing gowns.
What to do on a sunny November day? How about visiting a friend who makes cakes all day long? It sounded good to me so we hopped into the car and drove back towards Sorrento to visit Francesco.
He greeted us with this:
Chocolate pies- mmmmm.
Here Mariano is making pasta di mandorla, an almond pastry which is used to make traditional almond cookies.
The most frustrating thing that can happen when you're trying to stick to a schedule is the road being suddenly closed for some reason, usually rockfalls or fire in the summer. The detour that has to be taken can take up to 2 hours.
This summer Positano was lucky and escaped being hit by forest fires in the mountains, especially after last years devastating fire. So imagine our surprise when on our way back from Sorrento we saw smoke rising along the coast and found out the road had been closed due to a fire.