Category Archives: MUSINGS FROM UMBRIA

My garden, other gardens and life in general.

16 January 2019

It’s the end of an era. In town this morning the old signs were coming down from the façade of my bank and shiny new ones were going up. I loved the fact that it had remained – according to … Continue reading

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28 December 2018

December disappeared. (Just like much of 2018 really.) Quite early on I attended one of those ceremonies: the quick dash and tricolor sash. In the public records bit of the CdP town council building, with dear friends T&A giggling in … Continue reading

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3 December 2018

Last weekend, on a lovely, mild December Saturday I was driven inside, and I was furious. Shots were ringing out all around the house – far too close and from far too many directions around the vegetable garden where I … Continue reading

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12 November 2018

  We’ve had so many people staying recently that I had to resort to the industrial-scale washing and drying machines in the very purple-hued local launderette to deal with my mountain of sheets and towels. Unfortunately, because days and days … Continue reading

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22 October 2018

The other day a viper (Vipera aspis) fell on my head. I opened the french doors in the living room, then pushed the heavy outside shutters open. The top edge of these shutters is a favourite haunt for sunbathing lizards, … Continue reading

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