Autumn Light

Monday was a beautiful, clear bright Autumn day. We made the most of it by visiting some of our favourite haunts in Udine. The weather is still warm here but there is much less humidity and the mornings and evenings are quite fresh. I had to smile, this time last year in similar weather, I … More Autumn Light

Croatian Colour

We have just arrived back from a very short trip to Croatia. As we are planning to move down south in December, we are working hard to see all of the places within reasonable driving distance of Udine.  For this reason, and because we wanted have a short holiday to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we … More Croatian Colour


So last week we were in London.  This trip had been planned a long time in advance.  We obviously wouldn’t dream of missing my sister’s wedding! This was also supposed to be the trip that deposited us permanently back in England as my sabbatical was due to end…more about that in a little while! Aah! … More London

Slovenian Colour

Udine is situated about 40 mins drive from the Italian/Slovenian border. It has always been interesting to see the Slovenian influence in the region of Friuli. The language, the food and the culture are very much closer to Slovenia than what we would consider to be classically Italian. Apart from a couple of brief trips over … More Slovenian Colour

Sicilian Colour

We arrived back from Sicily yesterday. When I think back on our little holiday, I think mostly about colour: in particular beautiful shades of blue. They seemed to be everywhere we looked! I also loved the blowsy pops of colour from the bougainvillea and the thousands of pots of geraniums that lined every available wall, … More Sicilian Colour