Looking back, to look forward …. Our Loves and Life in Umbria.

Sometimes all it takes is to flick through past photographs to relive the laughs, the memories, the friendships …… I took a peek at just the past few months .. Here’s what I came up with …..

Piano Grande, nr Casteluccio …

Piano Grande, nr Casteluccio …

The poppies were beautiful this year.

The poppies were beautiful this year.

Our views were spectacular at times …

Our views were spectacular at times …

Early morning view from our house.

Early morning view from our house.

Real, local festivals, where the folks turned up by any means necessary!

Real, local festivals, where the folks turned up by any means necessary!

Harvesting our own sour cherries to make jams, liqueurs and other yummy things!

Harvesting our own sour cherries to make jams, liqueurs and other yummy things!

Picking fresh veggies straight out the garden…

Picking fresh veggies straight out the garden…

Enjoying a wonderful bottle of Sagrantino di Montefalco out under our gazebo..

Enjoying a wonderful bottle of Sagrantino di Montefalco out under our gazebo..

The food with friends …

The food with friends …

The food at the festas…

The food at the festas…

The FOOD!  (This is a 'trifle'!)

The FOOD! (This is a ‘trifle’!)

Expect the unexpected…

Expect the unexpected…

The spontaneity of the locals …

The spontaneity of the locals …

The fantastic local wine - The wonderful Montefalco Rosso & Sagrantino di Montefalco…

The fantastic local wine – The wonderful Montefalco Rosso & Sagrantino di Montefalco…

Work is always fun!

Work is always fun!

Don't think of the calories, just enjoy the incredible taste! Guanciale on bruschette ….

Don’t think of the calories, just enjoy the incredible taste! Guanciale on bruschette ….

Fantastic dinners out with friends….

Fantastic dinners out with friends….

Meeting new friends…

Meeting new friends…

And more new friends …

And more new friends …

Enjoying time with old friends …

Enjoying time with old friends …

Always being open to new challenges - like arranging a blessing on a wine tour …

Always being open to new challenges – like arranging a blessing on a wine tour …

The sunflowers … My fav!

The sunflowers … My fav!

Spending time with our beautiful girl - Stella

Spending time with our beautiful girl – Stella

 

Our boy - DJ

Our boy – DJ

We are grateful for all we have! (Cheat photo, this is not in Umbria!)

We are grateful for all we have!
(Cheat photo, this is not in Umbria!)

There were, of course so many more photos I could have included, but perhaps there should be a part 2 instead!  

Finally, if you have got this far – if you like our photos, please don’t steal them – if you ask me, I’ll in all likelihood say yes as long as you credit me for it!  😀

 

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6 Responses to Looking back, to look forward …. Our Loves and Life in Umbria.

  1. Anne & Keith says:

    We love reading your blogs Giselle, and hope one day we can enjoy the life you are living too!! Viva Italia!!

  2. Reblogged this on GUSTO! Blog and commented:

    Another quick look at some of the lovely things that happened in 2013!
    Here’s to a stupendous 2014 for us all!

  3. What a full and meaningful year you two have had! All the good things in life. All the best for 2014. I have been enjoying your blog!

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