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Wisteria Envy!

I knew this was coming, it happens every year, severe case of wisteria envy! Bagni di Lucca is currently full of very large, stunning purple wisteria. The scent is beautiful and although they are growing in people’s gardens their size … Continue reading

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Plum blossom confetti and magnolia envy

I feel very unoriginal, but like many bloggers at the moment I cannot help but share a little bit of spring! In our garden and patch of hillside the first little signs of spring are quite tiny, violets and narcissus. … Continue reading

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Painting Tuscany!

Today is the fourth ‘Colori e Sapori’ painting competition in Ponte a Serraglio. Held each year on a Sunday in early to mid July, artists have their canvas or board stamped at 8.oo  inthe morning, then have until 4.00 in … Continue reading

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Geraniums, a Tuscan villa essential!

More real life stuff today, but one of the nicer bits of running a B&B in Tuscany. Buying plants. In particular geraniums, red of course.  The last few days have been so hot and sunny we’ve put out the deckchairs … Continue reading

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Watching paint dry!

Although I’ve subtitled this blog ‘life places food’ I’ve noticed I don’t seem to include much ‘life’. This is because my life is mostly very mundane, but I just happen to be fortunate enough to be currently living in a … Continue reading

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Spring!

Spring like things were showing themselves from late February, but I didn’t dare write a spring post in February, even though that month proved to be especially mild and sunny this year. My caution proved justified by a burst of … Continue reading

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Tuscan cave on a rainy Sunday, Grotta del Vento

Rain! We tend not to ‘do’ rain. But with 3 of the 4 of us in post virus lethargy we needed a trip to give us a boost. So having  sent a number of past guests to the Grotta del … Continue reading

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