The Place where I just chuck all the stuff that comes to mind... and a few walks too
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Once, just once I’d like to have a bath without myriad bits of coloured plastic to accompany me. Baths are like breakfast and as far as possible need to be enjoyed alone, or, in extremis, in female company, preferibly multiple. The roll call today is: four domed shaped things with eyes on them, four boxes from a box nest, five round cups from a cup nest (very colourful but under your bum not particularly comfortable), two realistic looking dinosaurs, a small blue elephant, a camel, one large and two small pieces of duplo, half an egg with a star shaped stamp in it and a yellow rubber duck that floats upside down. In short nothing you can actually have any fun with.
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.