And so we returned to the Olive Hill, laden down with 850kg of White Grapes of the Highest Quality. Thankfully, our googling of the previous day had not been in vain, and we knew that we had a machine for … Continue reading Our Grape Weekend – Part 2
Even by Olive Hill Standards, the last couple of weeks have been hectic. My poor parents have been trying to visit us here in Italy for the last couple of autumns, but due to one reason or another, all attempts have failed until this year, when they promised to come and harvest with us: well they say that they actually planned to come for a nice, relaxing holiday, but why fall out over details??? So finally, FINALLY they arrived on Tuesday afternoon. SatNavs are rather unhelpful in this part of Italy, due to their over reliance on binary computations, and … Continue reading A Grape Weekend: Just Nut The One We Had Planned …
This has been a good week. First things first: DD’s surgeon worked his magic on her troublesome hip, and she has arisen, like Lazarus from her bed. In addition to being able to walk (with only a small amount of … Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers
It’s been a stressful start to the year. With our Darling Daughter home from university, and my 50th birthday, it had been our plan to spend Christmas at The Olive Hill. But. Bureaucracy. So we didn’t. Instead, we had Christmas … Continue reading Marmalade – or should I say MarmalAID?
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