Tag Archives: Tuscany

SPLITTING HAIRS

When one has an out-of-body experience with a master it produces a lasting effect. I had one such moment with an artist here in Florence. His name – Fabio Velotti – a seriously perfect name wouldn’t you agree? I booked an appointment as … Continue reading

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RED-HEADED ROOSTER

Suffocating under the blanket of noise in the centre of Florence. I flee to the hills of Tuscany indulging in the restorative-air that fills my cosy apartment known as  La Limonaia. The rural location provides the casual elegance of nature lacking … Continue reading

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MISTAKEN IDENTITY

My Calgary friend and wine guru, Geoff Last, is visiting Italy on business.  He’s invited me to join him this evening for a glass of wine at one of Florence’s top ranking restaurants Buca Lapi.   Geoff and his colleague Steve … Continue reading

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DREAMS, GIFTS & MEMORIES

The vision that kept me focused on turning my dream 0f living in Italy, into a reality, was the image of myself, gazing out over the hills of Tuscany, at the break of dawn, on my 49th Birthday.  I initially had doubts that … Continue reading

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MY FIRST DAY IN TUSCANY

Monday-January 18th…. My eyes open in London, at 6:15, to the sound of John Bailie, gently knocking at my door. He has offered to accompany me to the train that will take me to Heathrow, where I’ll be whisked away … Continue reading

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