As is my habit, this morning in the kitchen preparing and serving breakfasts to the guys at Bellaugello Gay Guest House I am listening to the BBC daily news programme. There is one report that has got me more than mildly annoyed.  It is the report about French magazine ‘Closer’ and those intrusive photographs of […]

The weather here in Umbria at Bellaugello Gay Guest House continues to be hot.  Uninterrupted sunshine, today 36˚c in the shade, so the guys are making good use of our 15 meter salt treated infinity pool The weather is forecast to stay hot for the next few weeks, we are fully booked the first week […]

Yet another delightful dinner outside on the terrace here at Bellaugello Gay Guesthouse in Umbria, Italy.  I was in the mood for cooking and made the delicious risotto with the recipe given to me by my good friend Max, flavoured with gorgonzola and pears, it is simply delightful, and which we followed with a slow […]

Perhaps in deference to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s water pageant yesterday our spell of uninterrupted sunshine was broken and it rained here in Umbria. Unlike London where rain was the last thing required, here we are always grateful for the occasional day of rain, it helps water the garden, and more importantly, replenishes ground water […]