at long last summer

Well it was a long time coming following the storms and the floods but at long last the summer arrived this weekend in Buckingham. What a weekend of great weather. We had more folks on Saturday to see the house but it’s not likely to develop into anything, just for a bloody change. Never mind Sunday was just a brilliant day. I cleaned our water feature that hadn’t been used for at least 2 years and it now smells lovely and clean. I also re-painted the sheds, fencing and garden gates so they all look great again. All this with my shorts on and shirt off for a change. Later our oldest friend Lawrie stopped by en route from London to Yorkshire and we had – get this – a barbeque! First of the year I think. It was great just to sit out in our lovely garden with friends, have a few glasses of refreshing crisp wine, reflect positively on having done some much-needed improvements to the garden, listen to a Lewis Hamilton win in the GP and a Man U win in the Community Shield (and against Russia FC!). It was enough to take our minds off the house situation etc for a spell at least. Later this week we are heading back to Italy to check on things and survey the carnage to our garden there. That dolce vita seems a long way off still, but at least the weather’s turned. Here’s hoping our luck does too.


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About Paul

Having decided on a change of life by moving home from the UK to Italy, this is the story and thoughts of a man on a personal journey from the Blackpool Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, in search of la dolce vita. After several olive harvests he's now back in London but en route he shares his very personal perspectives on life.

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