So good

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 at the infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Country House in Umbria, Italy, #Bellaugello

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 what a beautiful morning!

I am feeling guilty.  Not only do I live here at Bellaugello Gay Country House in one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, but also I have been a poor blogger of late.  So to make up for that I post a few photographs of what you are all missing this morning…

Monday morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy, the gay resort in Europe,#BellaugelloMonday morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy, the gay resort in Europe,#BellaugelloMonday morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy, the gay resort in Europe,#BellaugelloMonday morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy, the gay resort in Europe,#BellaugelloMonday morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy, the gay resort in Europe, #BellaugelloI am off to work under the Umbrian sun, there is so much to do in the garden and we still have the olive trees to prune, I hardly know which way to turn, but don’t worry I will be back to blogging soon!

 

Don’t you just love junk mail..

One of the many in the spam box today:

Hi,am Miss felicia.I saw your profile and am glad to contact you. please reply on my email address and i will send my pics and tell you about me.
I shall be waiting

I guess it makes a change from the perennial Russian brides and breast enlargement programmes.

Never a dull moment when checking the male at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. Haha!!

Oh! and I see Stephen Fry announced his engagement today, maybe my turn next, sorry miss felicia it will not be you….

Buongiorno! A beautiful day in Umbria

Crisp, sharp, crackling, hard, and utterly beautiful, outside crisp, cold, icy, fresh, spectacular, that is how we woke up this morning at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria,

Winter sunrise over the swimming pool at Bellaugello Luxury Gay Guest House in Umbria, Italy #bellaugello

Caci in the garden snow at Bellaugello Gay luxury bed and breakfast in Umbria, Italy #gayhotel

And so to breakfast….Breakfast awaits, pronto colazione, Bellaugello luxury gay resort in Umbria, Italy, near Rome, Florence and Venice

Almost at the year’s end

I have had so many wonderful greetings from you guys, many guests choose to send photos of your holidays here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House and write me personally for the festive season, I am so very lucky.  I plan to find time to sit down and put the photos in order and publish some of them on the blog.  In the meantime here is something more pastoral, no Bellaugello backs, or fronts… instead a photo I took the other day of the vaulted ceiling of one of the smaller and more obscure churches in our local town of Gubbio, the city of Christmas…

enjoy…

Chiesa gubbio #bellaugello

Presepe in Gubbio – Spectacular!

Gubbio our local town has been taken over by hundreds of new immigrants.  Annually at Christmas time there is always an influx of visitors to this most beautiful of Umbrian towns.  Of course there are far flung family members returning to their roots to celebrate with family at home, there are tourists who come to soak up the magical atmosphere of this world class city of Christmas.  But there are also the figures who participate in the presepe, the crib scenes.

Over the past few years these crib scenes have grown and grown, from being present only in a few quiet back lanes,  the life-size figurines and their scenes are taking over the town.  They crowd the river bank, flow over the bridges and are trading in the small piazzas.

Last night we were in town for a pizza, something simple before the Christmas mega-feasting begins later today.  Walking into the centro storico we came across part of the influx, and it is utterly stunning.presepe in gubbio #presepe #bellaugello gubbio presepe #bellaugello presepe in gubbio #gubbiopresepe #bellaugello presepe in gubbio #gubbiocittadi natale #bellaugellogayguesthouse

Congratulations Gubbio!!