Monday, 22 September 2008

First day of autumn

The first day of autumn and my first attempt at blogging! With the rest of the family staying put, Victor with the excuse of chimney sweeping and my pink-haired daughter up exceptionally early, eager to buy even more black t-shirts at the sunday market, I set off in usual direction along Vico valley (bone dry) upwards and onwards to Canossa Castle. By the way this castle is supposedly famous (but more about that another time).

After bypassing the castle, worked my way up to Monte della Sella (541m) the highpoint and highspot of walk and time for a ham sandwich (from Parma where else?)

Now my mum's bugbears are horses digging up her lawn. I take it one stage further and can't abide all these motorised vandals - just see how they've ruined such a beaautiful spot. Apart from them and me, not a soul in sight. With clouds all of a sudden gaathering, I began to feel rather exposed to the elements and set off down the omniously called LUNGA costa, you can see it winding on forever.......

And it lived up to its name, 2 and a half hours later the first sign of civilisation was Mucciatella Church obviously pretty old but by this time I was ready to meet V. in the village square and get homemade white choclate and almond cake.

Well now I'm feeling pretty proud of myself, a 5 hour walk, a blog entry and a sunday special cake all in one day, does V know he's married to a Superwoman?

Now each blog should contain the latest knitting project, but my wool lady is still on her summer hols, and I usually like to stop off to visit a new watering hole on my wanders but obviously they were few and far between today. Will try to get them all included on next Sunday's walk, there's no stopping me now!


Anonymous said...

Whaley - Love the blog and the sound of that white chocolate cake. Beautiful scenery too. I have taken down my second blog as I got all unhappy with the title and stuff. Also, both my sewing machines at the menders so activities somwhat curtailed!

laura said...

Ciao Susan!!! ke paplana con il BLOG!!!!!!...;D...ciaoooo da laura!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan!!! I'm your vicino di casaaa!!!(xD Marco)!!! Wow you're blog is fantastic and paplanet!!! ... but there aren't any photos of Lessie cat!!! cry!!! please put some photos of less!!! xD BYE BYE MArk AND TiGs!!!

Anonymous said...

beautifull blog!

Anonymous said...

Grande Susan!....complimenti
bel Blog e soprattutto bella idea