The Place where I just chuck all the stuff that comes to mind... and a few walks too
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Well i took a look around at the wind damage. I'm going to have to sharpen the chain saw. Two unfortunate things. A month or so ago we carried a heavy 1000 liter caged water tank up from the bottom terraces and put it under the eaves of the roof behind the house. It has been picked up and hurled a hundred yards down the mountain and is now lower down and in an inaccessible position on the bottom terraces again. Grrr. In addition, double grrr, we have only one successful flower patch, only one place where we have been able to grow anything and keep it alive more than a week. Well the wind has picked up the diesel cannister, 25 litres of fuel in it, hurled it against the fence breaking it open and pouring the contents over the flowers. I doubt if anyting will grow there again in my lifetime. Grrrrrrr! Lots of fox, boar, deer, marten tracks in the field behind the house though which compensates a little and a single print of a badger too. I know martens and boar are common but i grew up in a place where there were none and they still hold a fascination for me. Trod in some dog poo and i can smell it on my shoe as i write so I am going to stop and clean it off.
I'm an English ex-pat and together with my wife and two chldren (dog and five cats too) run a small B&B called La Vignassa in the foothills of the Italian alps in a place called Torre Pellice. The House, which dates from the early 1600s is tucked away in the woods at the end of a private gravel road so life is peaceful and unhurried.
I used to be a translator/teacher but thankfully managed to give it all up to learn a bit of building and do-up the house. This took me about 4 years and it was great fun. Now we are up and running i'm starting to sort out the two and a half acres of land which surround the house. I live in a lovely area and have a lovely family and a lovely house surrounded by lots of interesting people and places and as i love writing and particularly ranting it seemed a shame to keep it all for myself hence this blog.