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!

 

Wow! what a scorcher

Hot, hot sun today and I find myself busy cleaning 🙁

Slight wispy clouds dot the azure sky, a light breeze, hot hot sun, and all around colour, spring bulbs and fruit trees in flower, the rosemary bushes at Bellaugello Gay Country House are buzzing with bees, honey bees too, obviously out on their first sunshine adventure.

My owl is back, once again nesting in the niche in the house by my sitting room window, I am careful not to disturb her, and the blue tits are again nesting in the cherry tree, somewhat surprising considering that we cut a huge section off the top only a few days ago.

News on the new website?  Well, it should have gone live, but there are some new technical problems still to resolve and so a slight delay.  Sorry chaps, I too find this most irritating, but alas, it cannot be helped.  Keep checking back, we hope to be online soon.

In the meantime I am back to the cleaning getting ready for Easter…  Have a great evening!

Lunch alfresco

Glorious morning here in Umbria so we are serving lunch outdoors for the guys
Today they have been trekking in Valdichiascio and return to Bellaugello Gay Guest House for lunch and then a well deserved rest and sunbathe at our infinity pool

20140508-124525.jpg
life is good!

20140508-124651.jpg

20140508-124822.jpg

It’s going to be a wonderful year for plucking cherries!

20130414-121621.jpg
What beautiful sunshine here today at Bellaugello Gay Guest House.
The sky is deep blue, the wind a mere hint of a breeze, and the garden positively blooming. Blossom abounds and heady sweet scents fill the air. The fig tree showing first signs of being laden with fruit, the cherry trees a mass of white, and spring bulbs flutter in the breeze.
It’s going to be a hot year for plucking cherries

Sunny Sunday

The most glorious day here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House. The sun is shining and because the breeze is from the north we are sheltered, it is hot!

20130407-150809.jpg
The never ending back breaking job of pruning the many lavender bushes here in the garden is made easier as we get the sun on our backs, it’s warm enough to be wearing only shorts… If that!

20130407-151041.jpg

20130407-151330.jpg

Consider it done!

It is a wet and thoroughly miserable day here in Umbria today.  It seems that after a summer of intense heat, never-ending sunshine and balmy weather we are now receiving the rain in almost quantities experienced by many other countries.  Recently there was bad flooding in parts of Umbria, fortunately Bellaugello Gay Guest House being situated half way up a hill was not flooded, just rather soggy.  I seem to spend my time clearing ditches, cleaning the swimming pool of never ending quantities of fallen leaves, drying decidedly damp dogs and generally mopping up.

So it was in the barrage of rain that I headed off to my local town of Gubbio to do the mundane, get some shopping and pick up my repeat prescription from the doctor.  My doctor is a great chap, not only a good medical man, but also highly versed in homeopathy, the sort of guy you can chat to and feel reassured.

Whilst checking online my prescription he remarked that the local area health board have me down as requiring a winter ‘flu jab.  Now I am not a fan of the winter ‘flu jab.  Many years ago I had friends in England who annually took the jab, and it was them that seemed to suffer the most from winter colds and ‘flu.  Despite my asthma I have never succumbed to the jab, in common with almost everybody I get the odd winter cold but through time manage to shrug it off, and it was this sentiment I expressed to my doctor.  He was in total agreement, citing research done in the USA into early causes of death on asthmatic patients which showed that 70% had taken the jab, not a good prognosis.  His advice said with beaming smile was clear as day.  He needs to administer it to keep his job,  “consider it done!”

Cooling off…

Temperatures here in Umbria are still in the high 30˚s and guests have been making the most of our 15 x 5 meter salt treated infinity pool.