It’s been a wonderful five weeks in Italy, France and England. So much fun to see old friends and make new ones while having an incredible journey! I’m grateful to my core! Thanks for joining me.
It was a truly wonderful week in Provence with Nancy Franke and 7 other painters! See for yourself….
Side note: OK!. I switched cell service and now my phone data service is phenomenal. Take my advice and always avoid SFR cell and data service!!!! I’m using Orange since yesterday afternoon and no glitches, so far! Maybe I can get caught up with the posts now…. Yaayy. I’ll do my best.
Below are pix of the Less Murets villa in Provence…. Our home and bare camp for painting in that lovely area.
I know it’s been a loooong time since my last post and you’re probably wondering what happened to her. Well, it’s a very long story/stories! This has been a definite INTENSE trip and I don’t have time right now to tell you what all has been going on but promise, I will get posts out in future to bring you up to speed.
For now, please enjoy a few photos from our amazingly grand and fun painting tour in Provence. Wait till you see the pix of our villa….soon to be posted but not here…sorry!
Hope I haven’t duplicated too many pix. Enjoy!
In case you haven’t heard, swans are MEAN… I tried to help one and got a wicked Hiiiiiissssss!
It’s been more than a week since my last post and I’ve missed you but just couldn’t break away from painting, trips around the lake, languid lunches over rosè and/or Priseco then naps followed by slow stroll around town and possibly a gelato.
Don’t believe everything I say 😉. That days description is partially true but the real reason I haven’t written is tech issues which I think are finally fixed so here I’m posting a slew of pix with limited descriptions. Hope that doesn’t disappoint 😍
Mmmmmm…. Some of these are from Lake Como but who’s counting😃😃😃😃
Last 5 photos are by Ricardo because I forgot my camera on this trip to an island villa …thanks Richard!!!!
But above photo is how Friday August 19 started…. Deluge! My motorcycle-driving tour guide, Mauro, texted that we would start a few minutes late to let the storm move through. That was fine with me of course… On the back of a motorcycle in a driving rain doesn’t entice😋.
Mauro picked me up at my hotel in Bellagio and we got on the ferry to cross Lake Como for a better ride down to the town of Como at the base of the Lake. That was a very quick boat ride!
So we’re on the road but the following photos aren’t exactly in chronological order. The house above is supposedly owned by George Clooney which Breda says he purchased when he was shooting Oceans 11 in the area….sounds plausible to me! Would be grand to own such a property on Lake Como.
Mussolini was on his way to escaping into Austria across Lake Como when he was caught and shot on this spot. Yep, people are leaving flowers there!
The above and below are our meanderings around the really lovely town of Como where Mauro, my guide, was born and raised. He’s got so much love and appreciation for his home town! Very special 😃
Mauro at our lunch cafe in Como. Great meal he bought for us!
Eager to get back on the bike and take more of those mountain curves!
It was an amazing 7+ hours with Mauro and the beautiful red Ducati! I had a great time sitting behind a very good driver who judiciously gave me a wee taste of motorcycle speed in the curves….wwoweeee! Great fun! Just as well I didn’t have my first Ducati experience till now otherwise I might be in the next life instead! Mauro says I should just get a Vespa 😂😂😂…hmmmm – not very sexy. No motorbikes for me… Too late in life😝😜😳🤔. But not too late to enjoy a ride or two!