Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cosy, cosy, cosy

The new stove is glowing, the snow is melting, friends arrive tonight to mind the house, and we leave to explore Italy for a few days before our school and work terms start up again. Joy. Shall I pack some … Continue reading

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Winter cold, and the promise of new heat

It is suddenly, violently winter in our Tuscan mountains. Billowing snow, and – a first for me – then a real snow thunderstorm. Flashes of lightening, great peals of thunder, and snowflakes. I had always associated thunderstorms with the heat … Continue reading

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Boxing Day under quilts

As the sun came up on our glorious Tuscan mountains, I grabbed a moment this morning to finally sew the binding on my latest quilt. It was pieced in the early Spring, before our move to Italy, as a pattern … Continue reading

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Autumn sun

A break from rain rain rain (there is a reason these Tuscan mountains are green…), with lunch on the terrace, time playing outside for all the family, and gardening. We finally planted those bulbs, although the weather people are threatening … Continue reading

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