Thursday, 19 August 2010

Relaxing bank holiday weekend........

...or at least it would have been very relaxing if only that

dam kitten left my ball of wool alone!

We stayed in a very authentic converted farmhouse just the other side of The Apennines..Lunigiana

An area of very steep and deep forested valleys. Pontremoli is the capital.

Cut off from civilisation the farm overlooks the medieval hamlet of Mulazzo

Mulazzo by night.
Local specialities included chestnut tagliatelle and tagliata- sliced Florentine steak with mushrooms cooked at the table in a boiling hot terracotta pot

The sea breeze drifting up the valley enticed us to spend one afternoon at a fish resturant in Lierici

Shades of the Med.
In the distance the Apuan Alps where Michaleangelo picked up his marble.
In the foreground the pool.
Nicely set off by a ball of Schoppenwool sock wool.


strilla said...

I have to go there!
This means I have to come back to Italy some day.

But I guess that was just to be expected. :)

No wonder the cat is so interested in your yarn - it looks delicious.

Ambra said...

Che splendore... e io non ci sono mai stata :( bisognerà rimediare! Il gatto è bellissimo ha un'aria così buffa!

Cadi said...

Beautiful scenery! Wow. Really, amazing. I also love the blue colorway of that skein of yarn. Nice striping effect.

Bettyboo said...

It looks absolutely amazing....please forgive me for not reading sooner ;O)

Fiona said...

Hi Whaley
Just catching up on the blog front after coming back from France and then coping with a broken computer. So sorry to hear about this escapade but great you are feeling better. What the heck happened?
Lots of love
Fiona xxx