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Monday, 22 February 2010

Wonderful weekend

This particular week in Carmine Superiore has started damp and cold, with a sprinkling of snow on the hills of the Valle Cannobina. Two degrees at 8:30 am as we rolled into a Cannobio whose streets were littered with distinctly soggy carnival confetti. And this, after we clocked 17°C in the garden at the weekend.

It was a stupendous weekend. Blowy, but sunny. We took off our jackets and made for the garden, where we pruned roses, planted sunflowers and clematis, and generally tidied up. We were accompanied by the roar of chainsaws in the woods; the sound of warmth-in-winter, the sound of log fires in the making, the sound of long, hot, relaxing baths. We ate lunch al fresco not once but twice, and we found ourselves telling a wave of Sunday visitors how lucky we are to live here. It's good to remind ourselves of that fact.

7 comments:

Carol said...

That sounds wonderful!! It's snowing here today and cold as hell...will be a while before we can eat alfresco... *sigh*

C x

LadyFi said...

PLUS 17 C???!!! Minus 25 C here this morning... Need I say any more?

chrysalis said...

How lovely, louise. Snow is just drying up here, now, after a weekend of it. Just thinking I must plant some geranium seeds or else they wont be ready by May! Roll on the spring. No really warm weather here usually until the last week in May.

Caution Flag said...

That sounds like an absolutely glorious week-end. I'll just live a bit vicariously through yours.

LindyLouMac said...

I have just written about the weekend as well but nothing like as beautifully expressed!

Oh mamma said...

For us stuck in Milan is comforting knowing that there is something so beautiful not too far away

Jazmin velasco said...

oooh, this place sounds more and more attractive, now that we can travel I can start convincing the Scottsman to go to Italy.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Wonderful weekend

This particular week in Carmine Superiore has started damp and cold, with a sprinkling of snow on the hills of the Valle Cannobina. Two degrees at 8:30 am as we rolled into a Cannobio whose streets were littered with distinctly soggy carnival confetti. And this, after we clocked 17°C in the garden at the weekend.

It was a stupendous weekend. Blowy, but sunny. We took off our jackets and made for the garden, where we pruned roses, planted sunflowers and clematis, and generally tidied up. We were accompanied by the roar of chainsaws in the woods; the sound of warmth-in-winter, the sound of log fires in the making, the sound of long, hot, relaxing baths. We ate lunch al fresco not once but twice, and we found ourselves telling a wave of Sunday visitors how lucky we are to live here. It's good to remind ourselves of that fact.

7 comments:

Carol said...

That sounds wonderful!! It's snowing here today and cold as hell...will be a while before we can eat alfresco... *sigh*

C x

LadyFi said...

PLUS 17 C???!!! Minus 25 C here this morning... Need I say any more?

chrysalis said...

How lovely, louise. Snow is just drying up here, now, after a weekend of it. Just thinking I must plant some geranium seeds or else they wont be ready by May! Roll on the spring. No really warm weather here usually until the last week in May.

Caution Flag said...

That sounds like an absolutely glorious week-end. I'll just live a bit vicariously through yours.

LindyLouMac said...

I have just written about the weekend as well but nothing like as beautifully expressed!

Oh mamma said...

For us stuck in Milan is comforting knowing that there is something so beautiful not too far away

Jazmin velasco said...

oooh, this place sounds more and more attractive, now that we can travel I can start convincing the Scottsman to go to Italy.