vai gli sposi…

Huge celebration today as one of my neighbours and good friend Marco married Laura in the regal setting of the town hall in our local town of Gubbio under hot Italian sunshine.  Here are the happy couple descending the stairs moments before the traditional rice is thrown.

MARCO AND LAURA - JUST MARRIED IN GUBBIO

I’m still here and so is the sun

No writing, no blogging of late, it seems I have been on strike, not true.  It is not that I have not hd anything to say, it is just that I have been demoralised, and felt rebellious and thought not to blog for a bit.

For the past six years blogging has been a significant part of my life here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, recounting the stories of my daily life, the things an people I come into contact with, trials, tribulations, highs, lows and above all the odd rant or two.  So it is with a bit of arrogance I signed off for a few weeks.

I am now concerned that I have let my regular readers down.  At no time in my blogging history have there been such breaks, I usually post two or three times a week, people follow my jottings, and I am on  guilt trip that my readers have had nothing to laugh at, and Google might have overlooked me.

What you cannot over-look with out being amazed is the view over the infinity swimming pool at Bellaugello…The infinity pool at Bellaugello May 2015

Early this May morning the mist lingers in the Chiasco valley, small wisps break off and float lazily skywards, the water brilliant azure, the sky cloudless Infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Guest House, Umbria

Tempting, very tempting….

over the infinity pool at Bellaugello Gay Country House, near Tuscany, Italy

Come join us, keep watching this space, I will be writing more soon

Hmmmm…. it’s been a bit of work in the making

Clearing through photos this morning at Bellaugello Gay Country House I came across this set which brought back memories of just how the house was and all the effort we put into restoring it to make what you see today.

The south elevation of Bellaugello 2009 – 2015 enjoy!

Let battle commence! demolish the lean-toBellaugello in 2009 before demolition of the illegal stallaMore progress, looking cleaner1Progress, we are definitely getting theretoday the south elevation and Giardino suite of Bellaugello gay Country House

It’s getting hot around here

I don’t know if I should be posting today because the boffins are working on migrating my jottings to the new look blog and website, I hope I am not upsetting them or destroying code!  We are getting so close, yes, I know I have said that for so long, but it is true, I can almost smell the newness of the Bellaugello Gay Country House Website like the soft delicate aroma of gently frying transparent onions, or the waft of the newly cut lawns, the caress of the lavender newly awoken from its slumber, or freshly baked bread just out of the oven, or the excitement of a first dip in our infinity pool, it is real exciting!

Very soon you will be able to book online with our new ‘book now’ facility and I will have a new look blog.

In the meantime for a bit of colour and local news I post a couple of picture of the amazing annual “Festa dei Ceri” held in our local town of Gubbio each 15th of May.

Festa dei Ceri, Gubbio the Alzata #BellaugelloGubbio festa dei ceri, #BellaugelloCeri Gubbio #BellaugelloCeri Gubbio #BellaugelloCeri Gubbio #Bellaugello

Come join in the fun, of course we all go and spend the day in this magnificent medieval town a stone’s throw from Bellaugello.  We still have a few luxury suites available including our luxury romantic duplex, the Giardino Suite.  email me at: book@bellaugello.com

 

Overlooked

A glorious day here at Bellaugello Gay Country House, the sun shone brightly and temperatures reached 23˚c  the infinity swimming pool is glistening and beginning to heat up.  As I finished work we noticed Bobby casting a measured eye over the gardens and a photo was swiftly taken…

Bobby, surveying the gardens at Bellaugello Gay Guest House in Umbria, Italy. #BellaugelloI think the message was, “dad have you not finished yet, it really is time for a walk”.  So that is what we did!

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!

 

Introducing “M”

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…

hosts

I’m not one for posting personal items on my blog, but this is important, because this year, and for future years to come guests will be welcomed to Bellaugello Luxury Gay B&B not only by me but also by Michael, my partner.

I am looking forward to welcoming back many returning guests, and introducing them to Michael, and together we are looking forward to welcoming so many first time guests already booked this year.  So don’t hesitate and book whilst there are still Suites available!!

A warm welcome

Sunshine, delicious warm sunshine today and with the grass cut on the lawns at Bellaugello Gay Country House I was in time to ready the Giardino Suite for a couple of friends who telephoned this morning and are travelling through Umbria on their way to Siena which is not that far away and asked if they could call in and stay the night with us.

A warm spring welcome!  The Giardino Suite at Bellaugello Gay Country House, Umbria, Italy #Bellaugello

Although we are not yet quite open, that delight is for the 2nd April in time for Easter it is a good excuse to air a suite and have it checked out before the season.

The bedroom of the duplex Giardino Suite at Bellaugello Luxury Gay Bed and Breakfast in Umbria, near Florence and Rome Italy,#Bellaugello,#Gay

I so love the Giardino Suite, it is our duplex, the upper level shown in the photographs is dreamily romantic, a four poster bed from a palace in Sicily, and huge views south over the Chiascio valley towards Assisi.  Stairs lead down to the dining kitchen which I have furnished in a retro style, matching the light fittings and paintings I brought from Scotland, and of course the retro bathroom,The Bathroom of the Giardino Suite at Bellaugello Gay Gueat House in Umbria, Italy

both of which lead onto the private terrace, space for a large dining table, a couple of sun loungers and an outdoor shower….

The south elevation of Bellaugello Gay hotel in Umbria, near Florence and Rome, Italyand a few steps away from our infinity pool…

The infinity pool, winter slumber at Bellaugello Gay Agriturismo, Gubbio near Assisi, Umbria, ItalyA pool with a view, the salt-treated 15m x 5m infinity swimming pool at Bellaugello gay gasthaus, Umbrie, ItalieThe pool might not yet be open but it is looking good, the views are huge and the peace surreal.  It has been a wonderful day here at Bellaugello, and now as our friends arrive we will cook roast local lamb and vegetables bought from the market in Gubbio.  Accompanied by a Sagrantino from the gorgeous vineyard of Adanti it is going to be a super evening.

Are you still searching that ideal Easter break?  We have a few suites still available.  Why not come and join us?  Friday 3rd April sees the ‘Processione di Cristo Morto’ in our local town of Gubbio, a mysterious tradition dating back centuries…

Processione di Cristo Morto, Gubbio, Umbria as seen by guests of Bellaugello Luxury Gay villa rentalWe will dine in Ristorante dei Consoli in Gubbio on the Friday evening and on Sunday 5th as has become tradition we are all invited to lunch on a neighbouring farm to roll eggs and join in the festivities of a large Umbrian pranzo.

Pranzo di Pasqua a Pratale, Valdichiascio, Gubbio, Umbria, Italia

All that is asked is that guests bring a dish of food or speciality from their home town.  The weekend is very relaxed, Bellaugello is the place to unwind and re-charge, afternoon tea in front of our fire, long leisurely walks in the beautiful Umbrian countryside, our sauna will be lit, sweat off the extra calories…

BELLAUGELLO Gubbio, Umbria,  the sauna #Bellaugello-Sauna

Prices from 250 euro a person for the three nights.  To be one of the lucky ones send us an email to: book@bellaugello.com we look forward to meeting you.

 

 

 

 

On measurement

It is snowing here in Umbria.  I woke to flurries of snow that are still hours later flurrying but refusing to settle.  So strange when here at Bellaugello Gay Country House just two days ago it was hot and sunny like summer, so much so that I am convinced I have started my annual tan.

Outside is windy and wet and soggy looking, so a day to stay indoors and catch up on various tasks, some requiring serious concentration others less so.  The radio is streaming over the internet, I glance at the computer and google yesterdays news.  Buried half way down the pages, amongst the tragedy and woes is an article reporting a study by King’s College Hospital London into penile measurement.  It seems that they analysed the findings of surveys carried out on more than 1500 men and plotted their results.

Now despite what the female journalists would have us believe I am convinced every man will have surreptitiously clicked the link, read it and reached into his desk drawer for the ruler or measuring tape to see how he measures up.  For those of you who missed the article the research concludes:

Analysis of 17 studies involving more than 15,500 men revealed that the average length of an erect penis was 13.12 centimetres (5.16 inches).

The average length of a flaccid phallus was 9.16 cms (3.6 inches), while the average length of a flaccid stretched penis was 13.24 cms (5.21 inches), according to the research.