Sunday, September 21, 2014

From Spring to Autumn

Here in Melbourne, Our Home by the Bay, we are organising the house with weeding, mowing lawns, tidying up generally for our ten weeks in Italy and France. All of a sudden, spring crept up without warning. Workdays lately have been long and I tend to leave early and get home around 7ish so I don't really look about outside much. With the impending holiday, a bit of yard maintenance was required this weekend.

It's the first time that I discovered all the new growth and colour - but it wasn't until late Sunday afternoon that I took my iPhone out of my pocket to take these photos before we lost too much light.

We leave for Rome next Saturday for Europe's autumn and previously we have loved that time but this trip takes us into winter with our last week - the first week of December in Paris. It will be a new experience.

This trip is centred around a Retro Bike Event in Chianti, Italy for the first week. We then spend some time after in the lakes district before wandering across to the Loire to experience some time living in the region.
Sue not that long ago toyed with the idea of living in France for 3 months. We discussed this over the dinner table with friends in the Loire in 2012. It was at their very kind invitation that they suggested that we house sit while they take a holiday themselves. Its an experience that we are so grateful to accept. Six more sleeps before we fly out.


  1. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

    Here in the Touraine, after a warm and sultry late summer, autumn is just edging it's way in.

    1. Thanks Gaynor - starting to pack the bags now. May be a little more inspired in our Blog writing with the trip

  2. Hope you enjoy your trip. Lots of sightseeing, so look forward to reading about your travels when you post up your blogs. Wish you safe travelling.

    1. Vera - As I said to Gaynor - thanks for your good wishes and with work out of the way, the blog should be more interesting.


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