With the guidance of Martino one of my neighbours I’m just off to start the pruning of the olive trees, but before I go I wanted to post this picture taken yesterday of the glorious day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. Temperatures reached 25º and the sun shone all day, my solar panels topped […]
Yesterday heralded a glorious cloudless blue sky and warm sunshine and the final day of the olive harvest here at Bellaugello Gay Guest-House in Umbria, central Italy. The Apennnes glistened bright with a dusting of snow on their summits from the recent snowfall. The Chiascio valley filled with birdsong in the golden hued oak trees, […]
To each and every one who sent me warm messages of support and sympathy for my recent bereavement, many many thanks, I have been overwhelmed the sheer volume and thoughtful messages, they have meant a great deal to me. The funeral was yesterday, attended by family and friends in a delightful crematorium in south west […]
The sun continues to shine here at Bellaugello Gay guesthouse in Umbria, Italy. Yesterday I spent a busy day planting in the garden and then took the dogs for a delightfully long circular walk on the strada bianca of Valdichiascio. Today I am off to start pruning the olive trees before they begin to flower.
My good friends Paola and Irish gave me a ‘Melograno’ or Pomegranate tree for my birthday last year, and now the pomegranates are ripe and just waiting to be picked. An easy job as the tree is young and the fruit are large. We decided that we will harvest our olives the first week of […]