Tag Archives: Tuscany

Window-shopping in Florence

More snow. Everywhere white. Not crisp but wet. Deep and slushy on the road. Sky like pewter. Swathes of snowdrops and daffodils surging upwards like sky charging spears, raised hopes of spring. These have been blasted, a reminder that March … Continue reading

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Olive time

Nothing is quite like the smell of olive oil as its aroma is released, or the flavour of it hitting tastebuds after being drizzled on food. Both capture more than a hint of the green of spring, the gold of … Continue reading

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Terracotta, yellow ochre and green

The autumn sun, with a temperature more akin to summer, added a further glaze of warmth to the terracottas, yellow ochres and greens plus the wines and olives of Tuscany. The temperature in the Scottish Borders had dropped to single … Continue reading

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