Sunshine, comfort, a swimming pool crystal clear and waiting….  Bellaugello is waiting peacefully for next week and the “Festa dei Ceri” the traditional “Race of the Candles” held in our local town of Gubbio every 15 May We are ready, are you?  There are still some suites available for next week, come join in the […]

  Sitting at my kitchen window watching the light rain fall to the Chiascio valley below, the surrounding hills lightly covered in mist, a quiet, still and somewhat magical day here in Umbria I have a great announcement to make; After several months of work all is almost ready and the New Bellaugello Gay Country […]

Saturday, picture day… Times have been busy here at Bellaugello Gay Country House, but today we finally managed to stop and with the assistance of a table to balance the camera and the auto-timer we finally managed to take our picture… I’m not one for posting personal items on my blog, but this is important, because […]

It’s going to be another beautiful day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in sunny Umbria Italy. The must is slowly rising and leaving the valley, it is already hot, birdsong punctuates the still morning air. A fabulous convivial evening yesterday, we all chatted until late, this morning I was the only one up with […]

Scanning the news tonight I came across this article on the BBC website:  Gay couple say London hotel denied them double room – report by the BBC  do check the link out. I was more than a little shocked that this happens in today’s Britain. It goes some way to explaining the policy here at […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey, I have no idea what either product is, all I know is that on checking my computer somebody calling himself Jack Spratt – a likely name methinks, kindly offered me inordinate quantities of these products by email this afternoon.  The joys of junk mail. Over the past few days I have once again been […]