Tag Archives: autumn colours

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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17 November 2014

  A couple of taste things have been niggling at me recently. By which I’m not referring to the public loos by Chiusi station which have been painted to resemble (ahem…) an Etruscan tomb, though that could well feature in … Continue reading

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