What a glorious day!

The sun was shining early this morning and it prompted me to stir my stumps, get out of bed and put on scruffy clothes for a day of gardening.
It sometimes seems as if there is always work to do here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. Or maybe I am just not good at relaxing, today was a day for lying in a hammock reading a good book and soaking up the sun. The winter is the time when I thought to take things easy, but between managing a marketing strategy, answering enquiries and bookings, routine maintenance, making marmalade, yes I am in the middle of persimmon marmalade too… and colossal amounts of leaves, there is always something to be done and keep me out of mischief.
Fortunately for me I love my job. I adore the opportunity it gives me to live in this astonishingly beautiful place and to meet so many stunningly beautiful and interesting guys.
Today I was in agricultural mode, tidying in the garden, chopping dead limbs off trees and blowing thousands and thousands of honey golden, amber, red, rust, and orange coloured scrunchy leaves into huge piles all headed down to the compost heap to make great piles of leaf-mould to nourish the plants next year or the year after.
So stunningly beautiful today, barely a cloud in the sky, and warm too, I managed to work in just a T shirt and shorts. All around birdsong, the robin watching my every move keen to find a plump juicy worm, the river Chiascio glistening in the valley below audibly heard rushing southward toward its confluence with the river Tiber, a clear chattering babbling current. The odd hunter must have been out – they are odd let’s face it, for there was a shot or two in the middle distance, otherwise it was a day of nature and natural sounds, utterly glorious and peaceful, a great environment to get a lot of manual work done.

Friendships made

It has been one of those weeks here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House when the guys have just gelled. It has been an international week, with guys from France, Belgium, the UK, Australia Germany and the Netherlands.
This morning there was a roll call photo for most of the guys as there were two departures and everybody wanted to say goodbye. These two guys are moving from Brighton in the UK to Melbourne and taking their beloved dog Buster with them. We discussed the logistics and cost of transporting dogs across continents, having experienced that myself bringing my three dogs over from Scotland. However the expense of European dog travel and passports pales into insignificance when I learnt of the logistical and financial commitment these guys are making to move their dog over with them to Australia, it is no mean sum. So to the photo which includes some intrepid sailors freshly rarified from the Atlantis Gay Cruise.

Taken in the morning sun on the terrace at Bellaugello Gay Hotel, and yes guys you are right…. My t shirt in your honour. “Want commitment buy a dog”! Good luck and safe journey.

Continuing the theme of the madam…

I attach a copy of an email received both by a friend of mine with a charming B&B in Rome and also by me here at Bellaugello….

I will be traveling through Europe again on business
I am actually in Rome 6-7 times per year and I am tired of hotels

I an bi, love to be nude, (can not do it in a hotel) and would love the company of some gay friends when I travel

Please let me know if you have any interest .

I am actually looking for two different nights

Perhaps Sept 13/14 and later in the month too

My plans are changing but should be confirmed this week.

I have more info if you need it, thank you
The guy also included a photo, dunno if it is his…..
Perhaps I should be setting up an App to rival Grindr!

Utter beauty

I think this photo I took this morning sums up perfectly just what Bellaugello Gay Bed and Breakfast in Umbria, Italy is all about……

thanks to P & F