Wednesday 3 May 2023
Since I literally fell off Monte Grona last year and had a very lucky escape, I thought my mountain days were over. But last week I had the chance to go up Monte Venini for the first time ever. Venini is right above Menaggio on the south side of the road that goes over to Lugano. It was stunning in the spring sunshine and I'm so grateful that I got to go. The old military road, built in WW1, is long and hard going, not for the faint hearted or the weak-stomached!
Monday 15 August 2022
The shutters open and close using clever black clips that catch the shutter as you push it open.
To close, you simply press down firmly on the thumb-shaped indentation at the bottom of the clip. This releases the clip.
Please please never twist the clips in the wall. This weakens them and is completely unnecessary.
Sunday 7 August 2022
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And here it is polished up.
Since I literally fell off Monte Grona last year and had a very lucky escape, I thought my mountain days were over. But last week I had the...
This is the original brass doorbell that we named the house after. This is because we think it's the very last one left in the village. ...
Lovely to see this little cloud hovering over the water. All that remained of a spectacular storm.