Monthly Archives: January 2018

Memory fades

  I’ve had mortality on my mind this week. Sorry if this is a morbid subject but death is the one certain aspect of our lives and we don’t like to talk about it.   We nearly lost lovely Giuseppina … Continue reading

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To every season…

We are often asked why we spend our winters in England and not in Italy. ‘Haven’t you got it the wrong way around?’ people comment. Where we live in summer, at 600 metres asl in the Tuscan Apennines, the winters … Continue reading

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Fantasy

Tonight, the 5th of January, is when La Befana delivers gifts to children. It is the eve of the Christian feast of the Epiphany. Many believe that the word befana is derived from the “Epifania” and the following is one … Continue reading

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