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Cycling in Tuscany

The day after I had arrived in Pieve Santo Stefano was a Sunday. When I woke up it rained and it kept raining till noon. When I finally cycled down to the village I found the local supermarket had just closed its doors. 613 more words

Italy

Happy returns

Saturday evening and I am back at home after a couple of delectable weeks away, hidden from the crowds in Wordsworth’s Grasmere, exploring the environs and immersing myself in the local way of life, wonderful stuff. 472 more words

Composing

The Charm of Smaller Places

On our recent trip to Italy, we toured many well-known places along the Amalfi Coast and in Tuscany.  We visited Pompeii, Capri, and other notable tourist destinations– and enjoyed them immensely in spite of the crowds.   529 more words

Learning

Bass on a Plane: Getting to the Anghiari Festival

Gatwick airport, 9.00am. Hundreds of people, luggage obediently dragging behind them, make their way through the North Terminal building. Some are there on business, others are holidaymakers. 1,087 more words

2015

Great Expectations

Back in the UK at last after what has been a long, exhausting but utterly satisfying week, it has been a real blessing to step off the plane and feel – what is that strange sensation? 1,046 more words

Composing

In the shadow of Verdi

I spent the weekend in Anghiari, working with the singers there in preparation for the performance of the Verdi Requiem at the end of the Festival.  278 more words

Composing

Crostata di Fragole: Strawberry Tart

A morning baking and an afternoon exploring one of the most beautiful small towns in Tuscany. What better way to spend a Sunday? 1,123 more words

Recipes