Here in Umbria the warm weather can continue into November but since we're leaving for Scotland in 10 days this is the last of the summer for us. We're trying to make the most of it by spending as much time out of doors as we can, soaking up the sun to see us through the winter. After last weekend's storms the air is fresher and cooler meaning we can enjoy plenty of walks in the countryside around the village.
We discovered loads of blackthorn bushes on our walk today. I didn't have anything with me to collect the sloes in so I'll have to return another day to pick some for making sloe gin.
Figs, one of my favourite fruits, are in season now too.
Near the village live two old bachelor brothers. I'm always in awe of their perfectly kept garden, everything neatly planted in precise rows like these tomato plants.
Hi, I'm Sarah Elizabeth, a Scottish girl living her dream in Umbria, the 'green heart' of Italy with my Italian husband and our wonderful brown-eyed girl. This blog is our family's story of leading a simple and green life in the beautiful Italian countryside.