One by one then two by two over this winter they have steadily been disappearing, and whilst I have suspected who the culprit was until today I had no proof but now.. Caught at last, alas only on camera the Istrice that has steadily been devouring all of my iris bulbs in the garden at […]

This morning I awoke early at Bellaugello Gay Guest House to glorious sunshine and a crisp coating of snow on the garden. ¬†Although there has been snow on the summits of the Apennines for some time this was the first morning this year that there was a dusting of snow in the garden here at […]

No, not mine, but this evening conversation at dinner was all about marriage. ¬†An evening for me away from Bellaugello Gay Guest House spent in the kitchen of good friends in the delightful hamlet of Santa Cristina some 15kms drive from Bellaugello. I had a bit of farming business to attend to nearby and the […]

A quick and painless flight on wednesday from our local airport of Perugia saw me zapping to Brussels to attend a workshop organised by ENIT the Italian tourist board The office of the region of Umbria is right in the heart of European Brussels and it was there with very generous hospitality that along with […]