Lockdown Life – 8,000ft Walkies to The Source of the River Lys

Let no-one call a Cavapoo frou-frou. “Did someone switch off the Matrix?” I asked Mark when he opened the shutters on the day. In a perfect metaphor for coronavirus lockdown, the entire world beyond our garden had vanished! All we could see was a grey emptiness; as though we were the only remaining oasis ofContinue reading “Lockdown Life – 8,000ft Walkies to The Source of the River Lys”

Lockdown Life – How The Greatest Rock Climber in the Alps was Saved by the Hunter King & a Poacher

We are now in our third month of lockdown in a tiny, deserted ski resort in Monte Rosa, Northern Italy. One of the highlights of lockdown life has been wildlife sightings in deserted cities and boy, do I have a treat for you! Here in Staffal, Mother Nature has bestowed upon us some very rareContinue reading “Lockdown Life – How The Greatest Rock Climber in the Alps was Saved by the Hunter King & a Poacher”

Our First Taste of Freedom on Star Wars Day!

Star Wars Day (May the Fourth Be With You!) had special significance for us this year. It was the day that the coronavirus lockdown in Italy was relaxed to the extent that we are allowed to go Out-Out. As in Out Properly. On a jaunt. We can now walk and exercise outside and drive togetherContinue reading “Our First Taste of Freedom on Star Wars Day!”