Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Blue grey days

We’ve been watching Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy on TV and I’m finding it extremely hard to survive a whole year without the Mediterranean. Yet again. 2014 was hard enough but it went all right because we were so busy.


Now that there is nothing pressing happening and the days are mostly grey – and even when we do see some sunlight it will only stay for such a short moment it seems like seconds – I must confess I’ve been more than tempted to slide into hibernation, once again. It feels as if my years of practice had now led to an unwanted success but without the total sleep part. How else could you explain the ever increasing chilly feeling and aching body even though our room temperature stays practically at summer digits (around 20-21°C, ie 68-70°F) all through the winter season? The older I get the clearer it becomes I for one was not made for this climate.


How wrong I was when I thought all the winter ills would go away when you are spending an active summer by the sea and living the cold season downtown! Sunsets like the one in the photo above do not exactly make you jump for joy. Fortunately, there are lots of lovely things to post about in store from last year. Below is a sneak peek at what I’ve been up to recently. I am hopefully returning to Italy soon.


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  1. What beautiful scenery! I love the Alex Polzzi Italy series, they are good viewing aren't they.

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    1. Very good, indeed. She is such an entertaining presenter. I miss my Italy but right now any Mediterranean country would be more than perfect!!

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  2. It looks very cold, but your photos are so beautiful, exactly catching the poetic atmosphere of winter.

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    1. Thank you. I would prefer the colours in your part of the world though.

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  3. A serene beauty, despite the cold! xx Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. We are waiting for proper frost to arrive to get rid of the cold winds. It doesn't always go that way but you can always hope.

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  4. I love looking at your icy pictures from the comfort of my fireside. I do feel for you at this time of year. I can cope with cold if it goes with blue skies but grey is not good. Have a cosy week. B x

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    1. Fortunately, we've had a bit of snow every once in a while. I miss the fire-burning ovens. We had several in our former home but no fireplace in this one. Some old apartments still have one but we weren't lucky to find such a place within our price range. Next time, I hope...

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  5. The blue grey pictures look so beautiful and cold. I hate our cold and it is nothing like yours, so I can see why you long for the warmth of Italy. Sarah x

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    1. I've enjoyed your recent posts and I can assure you I would trade our winter with that of yours any time - or at least most of the time...

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