Wednesday 24 October 2012

Better now thank you

My little blip of sadness has passed, thank you for the kind and helpful comments, it was comforting to know that I am not the only one who gets the homesick blues.  A few UK meals, a beef casserole and toad in the hole, plus more social activity probably helped.  We had friends round for a long al fresco lunch, they are a Danish couple who are in Lazio March to November, the wife says she feels much the same as summer fades and is almost ready to back to Copenhagen.  We had a day on the beach which despite all the establishments being closed, no bars, beds, showers or toilets, just miles of sand, was lovely.  The sea was like a millpond and Mr FF swam round the bay while I did my usual beach combing walk and found a little plastic dinosaur, result.  The gelato shop was still open and well stocked (biscotti and amarena for me) and on the way home we stopped at the beautiful farm shop that always makes me happy for bufala mozzarella and other delicious foods.
Friends from Rome called by this morning and also Mario who after an inspection told me that I can start collecting the olives next week.  Meantime he has shown me how to cut out the tender new growth to keep the centre of the trees open and pronounced that my secateurs are rubbish.  
We are at friends for lunch on Friday, they are cracking on with their harvest but they live down in the valley where things happen a bit quicker.  
Busy times but we still manage a bit of relaxation in the sun, unfortunately the forecast is for lower temperatures by the weekend, let's hope the end of flip flop life for another year doesn't plunge me into the depths of despair.  I doubt it as I caught myself looking longingly at a cashmere jumper this morning when I fished out a clean sleeveless t shirt to wear.


  1. You sound so much brighter now, I'm sure you'll get through the winter very well. You have cashmere? It gets up my nose and makes me sneeze!

    You can get cherry gelato? How I envy your that...

  2. Still not quite cold enough for cashmere here, but apparently by next week it will be!

  3. Glad you have cheered up. I'm sure a trip to the Gelato shop helped! xxxx

  4. Comfort food always works for me!!! We are currently on Skye - beautiful! Mr JK has a hearty beef stew bubbling away and the fire is burning. Oh yes, I may have bought some yarn too!! Happy days!

  5. I remember feeling like that as a child, even when just spending the evening at a friend's house! I still enjoy being back home when we have been away, although I look forward hugely to going. You are lucky to have homes in two beautiful places. Enjoy! Rosx