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 […]

Sunshine, delicious warm sunshine today and with the grass cut on the lawns at Bellaugello Gay Country House I was in time to ready the Giardino Suite for a couple of friends who telephoned this morning and are travelling through Umbria on their way to Siena which is not that far away and asked if […]

Take twelve kilos of fragrant, juicy plump luscious unwaxed Sicilian oranges and lemons bought early in the market yesterday in our local town on Gubbio, wash them, search out the assistance of Vince, (to whom credit for the photos) who nobly spent the morning chopping shredding and juicing. Place the prepared fruit into the jam […]

My dear friend Etain has just published the latest volume of her stories of Valdichiascio, “the life of the white horse” a part of her diary kept at her home, the idyllic organic farm of Pratale here in the valley.  Some of my guests have been fortunate enough to meet this wonderful person, and some […]

Often at dinner as the host at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I relate how odd it is that I choose to run a gay guest house and whilst being a gay man I am in so many ways so un-stereotypically gay. I ask the question, why as a gay man should I have to like […]

Thanks “A” for the photo, taken on honeymoon here in our infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, Umbria, Italy Another beautiful back for the series

Not only has the internet connection been playing up, sometimes slow, sometimes lightning fast, with intermediate stops and breaks of connection, but I am still suffering problems with the business email accounts. All this year I have been plagued by a plethora of junk mail.  Both business accounts cluttered with junk mail, sometimes 200 a […]

After years of waiting patiently the pink wisteria which I planted alongside the violet one has decided to flower generously, and both are in bloom at the same time, a real delight The garden here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House is looking lush and verdant. Today we turfed the bad bits of lawn by the […]