Finally a minute of repose and time to post on the blog!

Firstly my very best wishes for a very healthy, happy and sucessful new year to all.

We have had a blast here at Bellaugello our gay bed and breakfast, in Umbria.  Our first Christmas and New Year celebrations proved to be very popular.  As is normal at this time of year, there was a lot of eating, drinking, partying and fun!  Cocktails, dinners, swapping stories, singing round the Christmas Tree, and of course, Fireworks.

In between times, long lies, cozying up with a good book, damp dog walks through Valdichiascio, returning to tea and cakes infront of the log fire, visits to Gubbio, Perugia and Assisi, a real houseparty atmosphere prevailed. Both Christmas Lunch and Hogmanay dinners were served in great style round our antique dining table.  We combined the best of Italian and Scottish traditions which gelled seamlessly and will be the format for future Christmas and New Year celebrations here at our gay guest house.

And to all of you who have loyally been following my posts, a sincere ‘thank you’  I hope you have found them entertaining, that you will continue reading.  Please do share the blog with your friends, spread the word spread the word!

I hope that I will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Bellaugello this year for your spring break or summer holiday or just a break-away. It will be nice to meet my readers!

Buon anno amici!  Alec


  1. Happy New Year Alec from Jason, the kids and I! Your festivities sounded thrilling and I’m sure you were the perfect host as ever!
    I love your Blog and read it often – it always brings a little smile to my face…so I hope 2010 is a happy and prosperous one for you and if we are ever passing your way, we’ll be sure to stop in for a little glass of chilled Prosecco!

    Hope to catch up with you soon,

    Fee xxxx

  2. And a Very Happy New Year to you too! One question! – just what is a “little glass” of Prosecco? Don’t think such measures exist here!

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