Alec’s jottings

Alec’s jottingsNews, updates and random rants from our Gay B&B in Umbria, Italy

vai gli sposi…
Huge celebration today as one of my neighbours and good friend Marco married Laura in the regal setting of the town hall in our local town of Gubbio under hot Italian sunshine.  Here are the happy couple descending the stairs moments before the traditional rice is thrown.
Dawn breaks into sun..
How strange the weather can be, one moment hot hot sunshine and the next magical mist.  Here at Bellaugello Gay Country House we live in the most breath-takingly beautiful of valleys.  We look south commanding a huge view over the river Chiascio which meanders its way lazily towards the confluence with the river Tiber. Our […]
Fruit and more fruit
Michael has been busy collecting cherries, he has combed the lanes round Bellaugello Gay Country House selecting the ripest and juiciest cherries which he plucked.   Bags and bags of cherries have appeared in the kitchen we serve them for breakfasts and yesterday afternoon he was busy in the kitchen making cherry marmalade and a spicy […]
Ooops!
Out this afternoon visiting great friends in the valley to be met with complaints Not a usual state of affairs when visiting neighbours but I guess there has to be a first time. I have an amazingly good friendship with the residents here in Valdichiasio the beautiful valley in which Bellaugello Gay Country House is […]
I’m still here and so is the sun
No writing, no blogging of late, it seems I have been on strike, not true.  It is not that I have not hd anything to say, it is just that I have been demoralised, and felt rebellious and thought not to blog for a bit. For the past six years blogging has been a significant […]
Hmmmm…. it’s been a bit of work in the making
Clearing through photos this morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House I came across this set which brought back memories of just how the house was and all the effort we put into restoring it to make what you see today. The south elevation of Bellaugello 2009 - 2015 enjoy!
Lost & Found
Look who I found in the pool today...
So good
This past week Bellaugello Gay Country House has been graced with the presence of Theodore who has been busy helping out whilst soaking up the hot Umbrian sunshine. Theodore is a very experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher and masseur, and it has been a delight to have him here at Bellaugello, we are getting […]
Beginning to get it all back
Wow! technological problems have abounded.  I am SO tired of technological problems, I know that my emails are not getting through or being received, and for this I apologise, it is not as if I do not want to reply, I am simply not able to. Luckily I have great people with infinite expertise and patience helping […]
buongiorno!
Yet another sunny day beckons, and breakfast is served in the comfort of our dining room at Bellaugello Gay Country House
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