To the New Season and the Past

24 thoughts on “To the New Season and the Past”

  1. Wow! What an adventure that you are having! The photos are wonderful and the food sounds delectable. I love the descriptions of the people you have met and observed. My favorite is the “The Australian woman who is old and ballsy”. She’s my new hero! -Neek

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    1. Hello hello hello Neek! Missed our chats. I hope you are having a good week running into the weekend. Thank you for giving me the time of day, and hey, she was a lovely woman and deserving of that status. 🙂 Hugs and love.

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  2. I want to up sticks and move to Lucca, or maybe your cover village, and try not to fall into that luscious valley. But there are worse fates. 🙂 🙂 I love it when you get lyrical, and if anywhere is worth getting lyrical for… Blessed memories! I do t’ai chi here with a bunch of Italians and they have such zest for life.

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    1. Lucca is my favourite too. It is quiet, has the most beautiful architecture, and is so off the tourist charts. And the food, Jo. I wanted to strap myself to Lucca’s bell tower. As for the featured photo, Civita is a toughie. The only way in and out is a really long footbridge. It is so steep that it feels you have lost 10lbs at one go.

      I hear you. I love everything about them including their passion for wine, chatter, and food.

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  3. Your description of the folks you shopped and cooked with is wonderful. I really enjoyed Lucca too. There’s only oversight in this lovely post: no photo of the chef who is easy on the eye!

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    1. Curious Caroline! 😀 Curiosity will get you everywhere here though. I shall post one just for you. 😉 Thanks lovely! It was one of my sparkling memories from our Tuscan travels. xx

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    2. Also, for some reason, I think my comments are not showing up on your posts. I commented on the Elfin Lakes post, but it’s vanished! 😦

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    1. It is beautiful and it is nature really. I doubt anyone can do anything about it. The Etruscans had quarried around the cliffs on which they built their towns…therein lies the quandary. :-/

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  4. I always love reading your accounts of your travels. We just went to Tuscany in May, although we didn’t do any cooking classes. It sounds like your trip revolved around food. Of course, that’s easy to do in Italy. We also went to Civita de Bagnoregio, but sadly it was raining and very foggy when we were there. So disappointing! So I admire (and am a bit jealous of) your photos of that amazing place. Can’t wait to read more about your trip. 🙂

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    1. So we both had the pleasure of Tuscany this year. It is an unrivalled joy. Like molten butter on toast.

      I would be wary about climbing that path to Civita in dreary, wet weather. You decided well – though I can fathom your disappointment. There must always be some place left for next time, no? 🙂 And, thanks for reading!

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      1. Yes, Tuscany was wonderful, although we didn’t have the best weather in May. We did climb the path to Civita; I kept hoping the fog would clear but it never did. We walked all around the village atop the hill but sadly had few views.

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      2. You are brave! I was clutching the rails during my descent and I am sure I looked ridiculous. But on a wet day… :-/ My favourite view was of the badlands around it.

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    1. Thank you Sheree. I have missed so many posts on my feed that I am forever playing catch up. 🙂 You are kind, and yes, summer ended on a fine note for us. xx

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