For some reason today was somewhat emotional.   Maybe it was the call from my ex, maybe it was so many other things going on in my head, or maybe it was just that this morning I was woken up at six o’clock and seeing the sky was red, a glorious resplendent sunrise, I had […]

The clouds hanging low over the Apennines lifted slowly this lunchtime to reveal a dusting of snow So to celebrate here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I broke out the box of “Lindor Diva” champagne chocolate truffles, they too being dusted, not with snow but gold powder Four exquisite flavours laden with alcohol and lightly […]

Trying belatedly to get into the Christmas spirit – festive not alcoholic, I’m feeling really irritated today.  I looked online to see where the Christmas Carol Concerts are being held in the region.  Nothing like a good sing-song and a bit of mistletoe and holly to get me feeling festive. To my annoyance I discovered […]

Take one Umbrian hillside, 12 kilometers of electric cable, 730 electric lightbulbs, a large quantity of scaffold poles, some photovoltaic panels and a great deal of hard work and determination and scatter the above items over the slope of Monte Ingenio above the beautiful medieval city of Gubbio and you have, since 1980 the WORLD’S […]