This past week Bellaugello Gay Country House has been graced with the presence of Theodore who has been busy helping out whilst soaking up the hot Umbrian sunshine.
Theodore is a very experienced and fully qualified yoga teacher and masseur, and it has been a delight to have him here at Bellaugello, we are getting such great guys here in 2015!
Oh! I have been naughty!
I have been slow in putting some wonderful photos on my blog. Recently I have been really busy with this mysterious big announcement that I wrote about in my Christmas cards. This, rather delightfully has been taking up a great deal of my time and energy, so I have regretfully sidelined other things. AND of course it is behind schedule… this is Italy after all!
Time to begin to make amends; I continue my theme of couples by posting a photograph of two fabulous guys who not only got engaged here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, but chose to return with their family to celebrate their commitment ceremony with an ‘exchange of rings’ and family dinner.
These are the most splendid guys you could hope to meet, not only really handsome, but also really great guys. For me and my team here at Bellaugello near Gubbio in Umbria it was an amazing experience and one that Bellaugello is well suited to.
The guys rented the entire house, brought their family and close friends and had a real romantic time. They had planned everything down to the last detail, and even had a back-up plan should the weather have been unkind. Indeed there was a rain shower at the most inopportune time and the ceremony was hastily moved to one of the covered terraces. We catered, a very talented couple of musicians played, and everybody danced.
I guess this post is really a chance for me to say a huge and very heartfelt “THANK YOU” to the guys, I am so honoured to be part of such a special moment in your lives. Big hugs to you both!
Chilly, dry, just the time to get the Orto or vegetable garden here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House dug over ready for the frost to do its work before planting begins, oh and the new fence is erected!
Hard sweaty work but so so satisfying. Now we hope for a bit of frost, meanwhile I’m off to sweat a bit more in the sauna!
Last spring a great friend wrote and told me of friends of theirs who were planning a three month sabbatical here in Umbria and asking me if I could offer assistance with any ‘settling in’ problems that might arise. Subsequently email contact was made with the friends and I learnt that they were renting a house in Montecastello di Vibio a lovely Umbrian village near Todi, south of lago Trasimeno, maybe less than one hour from Bellaugello Gay Guest House.
Anyway, what with one thing and another we never actually got round to meeting. Despite my promises to break away from Bellaugello and take a lunchtime excursion to visit, I never quite managed, so eventually the week before the guys are due to return to the UK they called in on their way back from a break on the Adriatic coast, and visited me here at Bellaugello.
We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on the sun soaked terrace, a simple pasta with sauce made from vegetables taken this morning from the orto, and a lively conversation comparing notes about expat life in Italy… much to agree on there!
They kept it quiet, so quiet, even I did not know until this evening when I received a delightful email from a couple of fantastic guys who, a couple of weeks ago officially got engaged here in the delightful romantic setting of Bellaugello.
I am so chuffed they chose Bellaugello Gay Guest House to affirm their commitment to each other. They are really splendidly lovely guys. Together with all the team I wish them every happiness. LOVE IS IN THE AIR
High summer. An Infinity Swimming Pool. Hot sunshine. What better than an artisan ice cream?
Here at Bellaugello Fay Guest House in Umbria we have in conjunction with the best gelateria in Gubbio made a selection of artisan ice creams for guests to enjoy poolside or just whenever they please
I have not long come in from a day of heavy gardening at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. It has been a sunny, day, blue sky punctuated with big white clouds. In the distance above 800 meters, snow swirls around, but long away, here is just cold, crisp and fresh, a great day for being outdoors and lots of manual labour. Now indoors, open the computer and discover a goodly amount of enquiries for summer bookings, a couple of confirmations (yippee!) June through mid September are already busy, lots of guys who have been here before are returning, if you want a choice of suite best book soon, and amongst the other emails this poster sent by a lovely friend of mine nearby.