garden and nature

Happy New Year

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Christmas and the holidays just flew away. Now we are back to everyday life in Montegiove ready to begin 2017 with lots of expectations and hopes for the New Year.

We are already in mid January; the cold and sunny winter is over us, with its bright clear Italian sky. Every morning cobwebs, trees and grass are covered with white crispy frost. These clear frosty mornings with the special smell of winter makes such a good start of the day.

Most of Italy is struggling with lots of snow but in Umbria we still haven’t had the honour yet. When the girls wakes up in the morning they look out of the window to see if it has been snowing during the night. I like to think that they are so happy to have the chance to get out and play in the snow, -but reality is, that schools are closing down when it snows, because the roads are getting to dangerous and difficult to drive, so the first snowy days means no school….

In the kitchen the fire stove is burning constantly and Lorenzo and I are getting lots of healthy exercise carrying wood up the stairs. The stove is the heart of the kitchen and the mesmerizing flames behind the glass are just a perfect and relaxing therapy after a long days work.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to share 2017 with you.

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