I sit at my computer looking out into the early morning mist. Today is starting off damp and still, the stillness punctuated by birdsong from unseen trees. Early departures meant that I was up at 05:00 to serve breakfasts, and now having done some of my chores have time for a mug of tea and the mind to blog.
I’m not always the only one up early, the other day from my bathroom window I spotted guys with iPads in the early morning taking photos of the huge views we so enjoy here;
The past week has been fabulous, maybe not the best of weather, but great fun guests and lots of laughter and strange conversations. The guys have been poolside and in the pool, and although the weather has not been overly kind to us it has not stopped guys from swimming in our infinity pool here at Bellaugello Gay Guest House adding to the beauty of the ‘Bellaugello Backs’ series.
We have dined well and celebrated a birthday, a chance for Isabella to show off her great skill in cake making, a luscious moist alcohol soaked sponge cake decorated in mega calorie whipped cream…
It has been only a couple of times we have enjoyed breakfast on the terrace, but as the sun breaks through this morning I feel the weather is changing decidedly for the better. We have had rain, but not the huge catastrophic quantities endured by southern Germany and mid France. Our grass in the fields is flattened cutting hay will be a challenge this year, but it has been great for the roses which have bloomed so generously for many weeks.
The rain finally brought down a garden wall, seeping through the dry stones, one huge one dislodged and before more damage was done I decided it was time to rebuild and fortunately found a great builder who made a beautiful job in super quick time, a real credit to the skills of his masons.
I can now sleep more soundly knowing that I am not going to find cars fallen down a huge mud slide into the garden! Yes, it is a weird time, hailstones in Gubbio recently did a lot of damage to cars and fruit buds alike, photos of the storm looked really wintry, luckily for us the storm did not arrive here, just another beautiful rainbow
So today we kick off our ‘Singles Weekend’ a couple of days devoted to guys who choose to travel alone. Tomorrow we are off on a cooking course and wine tasting, and on Monday we head to the hills to hunt for truffles. The newly opened season has brought some whoppers, my neigbour’s grandson finding several huge examples. Swelled by the rain they may be enormous, but are not the best, those we are to discover on Monday.
June and July are very busy here, I have the pleasure of welcoming back many familiar faces, some guys for the fifth time. In late July and August we still have some suites available, and the forecast is for a scorching summer, so get booking