A telephone call this lunchtime reminded me that the weather is un-seasonally warm.  I have been basking in temperatures reaching the high twenties to low thirties and it got me thinking back to the time when we first ‘moved into the house’ Well moving in is probably an over exaggeration, there was a part of […]

In common with seemingly most of Europe yesterday was a bit wintry and cold, grey and miserable here near Gubbio in Umbria, Italy.  Made all the worse by a day without electricity. It surprises me just how dependent we all have become on this invisible product.  Here, during the restoration at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse we […]

Dawn heralded a lovely crisp frosty morning here in Umbria, Italy, and it is on mornings like these that I am so grateful to have installed underfloor heating here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House.  I potter about preparing breakfasts on the cotto flooring with no shoes, not even socks, it is an utter delight, as […]

Oh I simply adore my job.  This photograph I took early yesterday morning as the sun shone golden on the honey-coloured stone of Bellaugello Gay Guest House, the windows after my own efforts at cleaning them even sparkling.  It is so wonderful to have the house complete and to be enjoying the company of many […]

Yesterday was another glorious day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House near Gubbio in Umbria, Italy, a day for lying by the pool and working on an all-over tan. The sun shone in a blue sky studded with fluffy cumulus clouds which scurried on the gentle breeze. What surprised me was that the newly installed […]