So, tomorrow we are off on our first excellent adventure since total lockdown here in Italia. A heady time! Also, a little nervous-making. 😳 But you have to put your toe in the water sometime as I say.
Today was all about packing, ironing, doing last minute errands, and buying picnic stuff. All of which we have finished. We also went out for an apperitivo at Bar Mary. Almost all the tables were taken. We sat at a table next to a guy alone at another table. Heard him talking, British. But I recognized him….then I finally got it. Ralph Fiennes. I knew he had a place here in Umbertide but never I had actually seen him. Wow. I had a drink next to Lord Voldemort! 😳
I have friends who are avid bikers. They took this picture on their recent ride. One million happy Umbrians – thanks James and Virginia Lupori!
We pronounce the name Fiennes as “fines.” And, I believe, that is how we’ve heard it pronounced on what we regard as well-informed, reliable radio and television programs.
How do you pronounce his last name?
“Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, born 22 December 1962, is an English actor, film producer, and director. A Shakespeare interpreter, he first achieved success onstage at the Royal National Theatre.”
Now there’s a name for you! Courtesy of Wikipedia.
That’s pretty cool, Ralph Fiennes. To me, he is first The English Patient, then the new “M” in Bond, James Bond—and, of course, so much more!