After a huge amount of wind last night, a storm that came straight up the valley and blew for hours on end today is a chilly but clear day in Umbria. The sun is warm but the outside temperature still cool. Here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House we are working hard on the alterations, it surprises me just how quickly walls are erected and spaces change, and how my conversation changes from advice on what to see and where to tour in this beautiful region, to electrical sockets and plumbing. This morning my architect came over for a review of progress and brought a young guy from his office who lives in Colpalombo the village across the valley from Bellaugello, just seen in the photo below, the second guy from the office from the same village, it is good to have a local team.The snow has receded to the tops of the Apennines, fields in the Chiascio valley below are waterlogged, and this morning Jenny and Milo my dogs returned home from a walk plastered in mud, but with big smiles on their faces! This afternoon I am off to look at stainless steel surfaces, riveting!