Tag Archives: autumn colours

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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7 October 2018 – L’Eroica

I succumbed. I always refuse to accompany L on his bike ventures. But L’Eroica is something else: a vintage cycling event through some of Italy’s most dramatically lovely landscapes. And this year, Chianti was looking particularly splendid. Not so much … Continue reading

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11 November 2017

I have spent so much time at Pieve Suites this week that I found myself feeling quite homesick. Out here in my country home, final tomatoes need picking, quinces are falling from the tree, and crabapples and medlars are about ready … Continue reading

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3 October 2016

  The whole neighbourhood is full of huge radiant pumpkins, perched boastfully on top of walls and dotted on verges to dazzle passersby. With mine still green and attached to their vines, I was developing a bit of an inferiority … Continue reading

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16 November 2015

The other day I found my so-called gardener beneath the crooked little manna ash in the car park, shaking it vigorously and bringing down a thick shower of purply leaves around him. I expressed surprise, and quite a lot of … Continue reading

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