Tag Archives: Umbria

18 January 2020 – Colours

It was a shock a couple of days ago, opening the shutters and not having to blink in momentary blindness as my eyes adapted to the winter sunshine. The grey only lasted a few hours, but it was tough. So … Continue reading

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6 January 2020

I have been known, I know, to crow about how you can more or less forget garden exertions in winter. But since a couple of days before Christmas when the drear damp that had plagued us for weeks gave way … Continue reading

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16 October 2019

It’s a pretty good rule of thumb that the answer to a newspaper headline that ends in a question mark is almost always “no”. This holds especially true in the very small local press. This headline is a case in … Continue reading

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13 August 2019

Today is textbook torrid. Gloomy. Airless. Leaden. Even when things stir a little, what’s moving oozes so much heat that you wish it wouldn’t. It reminds me of when northern visitors (none this summer so far) come to stay in … Continue reading

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24 June 2019

Our chilly, wet May disappeared as if someone had thrown a switch somewhere, turning on a magical flower-filled and ludicrously hot (25-30°C/75-85°F) June, from one moment to the next. This week we’ve been promised a heatwave, with temps rising to … Continue reading

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