There may be storms around, but here is sunshine

Here at Bellaugello Gay guest house in Umbria the cherry trees are laden with fruit ripening in the warm June sunshine, the lavender bushes are just about to burst into bloom and the roses, pinks, whites, orange and reds are at their most magnificent.

Guys arriving from the north reported having driven through torrential rain on their way to Umbria, and indeed last night the forecast was not overly optimistic.

I awoke early to one of those magical mornings with clear azure skies and mist lingering in the valley below, and as I write at lunchtime the sun is blasting down its rays, heating my solar panels (eco-energy quite wonderful) and the infinity edge swimming pool which is being enjoyed by many simply relaxing and working on their all over tans…..