29 Apr 2016

April in Italy

We have just returned from a time in Italy and once I get back into my UK routine I'll write about what we did whilst we were there.  Most of our time was spent around the house and garden, not only because there was plenty to do on the upkeep of the place, but because we were not well. We had just got over a 'flu-type illness before we travelled and after a good first week of working in and around the house and a few drives out to local towns we caught coughs and colds from family members who had not been well either. My husband developed bronchitis and I had tonsillitis and a respiratory infection.  We went to the local GP and were given a course of antibiotics.  After that we stayed at home resting until we felt a lot better and didn't go out on any trips except up into the higher mountains and woods for a change of scene.  As usual I kept a photo journal and over time I'll share these. The weather was mixed; sunshine, showers, frost which burnt some tender new shoots on the vines.  Now we are getting used to the cooler temperatures here in Yorkshire; sleety rain showers and cold winds. It has been easy enough to slip back into our usual routine. My husband is busy nurturing his plants whilst I get back into downloading my photos and enjoying the internet facilities again after our time without!  Hopefully we shall get 100% well again and settle back to life in the UK.










I'm looking forward to catching up with all your news very soon and in the meantime I wish you a good day.




32 comments:

  1. It's such a shame that your illnesses have prevented you getting out and about. I do hope you're both now on the mend and that you're feeling better. It looks like you've had some beautiful blue skies, it must be a shock to the system coming back to the weather we're having just now.

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    1. Thank you Jo. The weather in the UK especially up here in the northern counties certainly seems colder, although up in the mountains where we live in Italy we also experience cooler temperatures than the lowlands or by the coast. I believe there was snow in Tuscany whilst we had rain storms last week. Weather extremes are being experienced everywhere. We didn't mind pottering around (just the two of us). I think the family were disappointed we didn't spend more time with them, but several of our generation are quite frail and we didn't want them to re-catch our flu-like colds.

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  2. Great to see you back blogging but sorry to hear you were both poorly when you were in Italy which stopped you getting out and about. xx

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  3. Sorry to hear you were both so poorly, no fun at all.
    Your photos of Italy are gorgeous , lovely blosom and lilac, much further ahead than here in the UK. We've had a little bit of everything weather wise here. Looking forward to some warmer weather as I'm sure you are.
    Take it easy :)

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    1. Thank you Prunella. Yes, it was lovely to see the blossom, roses, irises in the garden and the wild flowers in the meadows and woods.

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  4. sorry to hear you were ill not once but twice. hope you are both well now.. i love the stone fences on either side of the road and would love to see those colorful houses on the hillside.. beautiful flowers to

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    1. Thank you Sandra. We are feeling a lot better.

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  5. Welcome back but sorry to hear you are ill! The views are gorgeous!!

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  6. The pictures are lovely as always Linda, but very sorry to hear that you haven't been well. Get better soon. Hopefully it is getting warmer here too, it better be!

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    1. Thank you Jessica. The Spring is a lovely season and it would be even better if we had some warm weather.

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  7. The photos are lovely - they give a good idea of what it must be like around your house and make me wish to visit Italy. It's too bad that you were under the weather during your time away.

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    1. I shall be writing more about our time in Italy in the next few weeks so I hope you'll find that of interest.

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  8. Welcome Home to England! Looking forward to our visit later in May. Sorry to hear you were both sick. Your place in Italy always looks so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. Enjoy your trip!

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  9. Welcome back Linda - sorry that you have both been under the weather whilst in Italy. I am sure that as we get older we seem to pick things up much more readily particularly when going on public transport when travelling.
    Love the fresh greens and blue skies in your photos. It has been so chilly here, but hopeful the artic blast will soon move away.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary. Very true about being more vulnerable as we get older re. picking up viruses and other infections when in public places. It also takes longer to recover. Always best to make sure you have good health cover when travelling. There's nothing better than an English Springtime. 'Oh to be in England now that April's there'.

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  10. Such a shame that you were both ill. Stunning views, what a beautiful place to be.

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    1. We're feeling much better now. The Italian countryside is especially beautiful at this time of the year.

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  11. Hi there, such beautiful scenery. I have enjoyed my tour with you. We want to visit Italy in the near future. I would like to invite you to share your post at our link party on Sundays, dishing It & Digging It. I am also a Linda P.

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    1. Hello Linda . Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's good to meet another Linda P. I won't participate in the link up, but thank you for inviting me to do so.

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  12. Dear Linda
    So sorry you caught those nasty bugs - not so easy when it happens to both of you.
    Wonderful photos from your village in Italy.
    You have the best of both worlds dear Linda!
    Keep well
    Shane

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    1. Thank you dear Shane. Yes, we're very blessed in so many ways.

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  13. Hi Linda, welcome back from your holidays. So sorry to hear that you and Mr P were not well. Hope both of you have fully recovered and in good health. I am also having flu and cough and feeling tired. Looking forward to see your photos from the tour.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. We feel a lot better, but needing to take it easy as we get over the illnesses and travel experience. Sorry that you're not well either and hope you recover quickly. Lots of nourishing food that I know you usually enjoy will help, I think.

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  14. Lovely photos as always but I'm so sorry to read that you have both been ill not once but twice and just when you wanted to enjoy your travels and being at your Italian home. I hope that some gentle pottering and getting back into a routine will help you both recover. Take care:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. Yes, it will be good to get back into our usual, fairly quiet UK lifestyle.

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  15. Sorry to hear that you have been sick, I hope that you are much better soon. Take care of yourselves!

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  16. Hi Linda, I'm so sorry to hear that both of you have been sick. Glad you are feeling better... Your pictures are always amazing... I'm looking forward to seeing more...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Welcome back, Linda. So sorry to hear you've both been ill and hope you're now fully recovered. Gorgeous photos and I'll try to catch up with your newer pposts as soon as I can.

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