“We head home with the starry sky of this enchanting place in our eyes and in our hearts….and above all, the true cordiality of Anna made this vacation unforgettable. To travel is above all, to meet people and how lucky we have been!!”
Rossella, mille grazie once again for your note to us the day you left here in late December, 2019. I was thinking about you and Sergio, little Davide and all the family……..
…..as I was passing our rental apartment where your family spent last Christmas….
……. on my way to visit our goats.
These days, I often start the morning, with a visit to our goats: I have lots of time to drop by, feed them fistfuls of fresh grass…..
….and take photos of the newborn kids.
These “goat visits” certamente ward off any CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack).
Davide, how I wish you were here to join me. I have fond memories of you feeding the goats….
……and Pino lifting you up near their manger so that you could see them munch their hay:
I remember the day you all left, Davide, and how you stopped with Michele and Rosaria to bid “arrivederci” to our goats.
Our Maremanno shepherd, Lamone, raised his paw to you at your good-byes as if begging you to stay:
I missed a photo of you with the cat, Miga, the day you left…but thanks for sketching her in our guest book:
May we all connect again one day, post-lockdown.
And until then, a few photos to bring back memories of bellissima Umbria and your stay here with us:
Click here to read about – and see! – our rental apartments in Assisi and in the countryside
Read here about the adventures of our apartment guests
Read here about culling the wool of our cashmere goats – a perfect coronavirus distraction
Read here about Pino’s goat cheese
Read here about newborn kids as a coronavirus distraction for us
Read about a tasty Pino recipe as a coronavirus distraction
Read about Assisi acquaintances now producing protective masks, rather than high-end cashmere.
Read here about a snowy day in Umbria during our coronavirus lockdown
Cook away a possible CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack) with this simple recipe for a buonissima pasta dish
Click here for another easy recipe to ward off CPA
Click here for a recipe of Pino’s mamma, Signora Vincenza (also helps ward off CPA)
Click here for another “coronavirus lockdown” recipe
Read here about an outdoor market visit to ward off a CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack)
Click here to read about Novella’s vegetable stand during the coronavirus lockdown
Read about how reflecting on Van Gogh helped me see the beauty all around – in simple, insignificant objects
Click here to read about – and see! – a favorite Orvieto eating spot (to ward off CPA)
Read about – and see! – Assisi during coronavirus lockdown
Read about a Pino feast on March 8th as coronavirus distraction
Peppa is always perfect distraction from a CPA