Tuscan Green doors

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The colour green seems to be a very popular choice for doors in Tuscany. Here is a selection of those I’ve come across in villages off the beaten path.     … Read More

Raising cash for charity – Misericordia

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    Last December I successfully launched my first product – Le Dieci Castella – The Ten Castles wall calendar, raising 80.00 euro for the local Misericordia. From taking my … Read More

Fibbialla Village

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A wander around the village of Fibbialla. This morning I started my wonderful journey around Fibbialla at 7am in which to avoid the mid-day roasting sun.   I talked to some … Read More

Wisteria in Collodi

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Colourful wisteria at Collodi.  This village was home to the family of Carlo Collodi (1826 – 1890), writer of ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’.     If you enjoyed this post … Read More

Wood you like to heat your home this way?

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Every year from late summer into early autumn the Tuscan villages are bustling with tractors of every size delivering wood to homes for their fires during the coming winter. In … Read More

Shutter Opens on a New Era

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There was a mixture of joy,  anxiety and sadness as both my little girls started asilo (nursery) today. Dressed in their grembiuli (school aprons) they held hands and happily set … Read More

A Dawn Stroll With the Spirits of Castelvecchio

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  Looking outside the window after waking up far too early at 5.30am, I noticed that last night’s rain had left the village smothering in a blanket of eerie mist. … Read More

Posing Cat in Castelvecchio, Pescia

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I came across  this very content cat who happily allowed  me to photograph him/her whilst he/she posed in the village of Castelvecchio in Pescia.

Enchanting Village Images 05

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  What a GREAT summer!  After giving birth to my second daughter Matilda in March, I eventually found

Cute 2 year old stops to chat to one of the locals

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  Ever since I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Lily, she’s been travelling around Tuscany keeping me awesome company.  She’s been there while I discover, photograph and film some … Read More

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