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July 31, 2009



Reading your blog entries and viewing the marvellous photos of the region and a taste of its luscious cultural experiences, I hope to plan a painting excursion for next year at your studio. Thanks so much for sharing this incredible wealth!


Mad dogs and Englishmen stay out in the midday sun, so the old song goes. I'm surprised you haven't got into the Mediterranean habit of the siesta. It revitalises flagging energy levels, particularly in the long summer months. Awesome view from the studio.


Splendid view, very calming,those cypress trees do grow quit tall it seems.
I would say that your girls going euro cool is very funny to me, its the start of their "what to put on phase" I recall my daughter some day's walking out of the house with every conceivable type bracelets some had hearts others knots some had wooden beads and others tiny charms or letters. I asked what tribe she was from as she sauntered by , she of coarse gave me the look , eyes wide open and chin down, I gave it back!
I'm sure your neighbors while in the mists of their work would be happy to be offered your expertise Julian, as you are a master of many hats, as we have seen and can probably save them from a bit of frustration.Lovely to read you back on line my best to Amanda.


That is one beautiful view! How inspiring for your artists.


beautiful photo from your studio... glad your back!


Well done on it all turning out for you all...:-) I cannot imagine doing all the work myself, poor people must be exhusted and in the heat :-(

We manage a siesta when on holiday, I read, but my husband sleeps..well it depends on how late we were getting up and what we are doing that day and night!!


mad dog and mad italian-american-english neighbours. That's it. Two reasonable reasons to live there.Cool!

Judith in Umbria

Just lie down in a room in the fondo for cool, take a book, read. If you don't sleep at least you'll rest, and you might eventually learn to sleep. We should all do a turn in Spain to learn this and also how to eat laaaate at night!

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