From My Tuscan Desk.

A butterfly continues to fly by trying to land on me. The cicadas are putting on a symphony, the children are squealing with delight and I think I found myself in the perfect setting. The setting for a little plan I’ve had brewing for some time. Ha ha no not to move here, I’ve changed. I promise. I no longer want to live everywhere but I do want to try a new thing for myself. Nothing new there! Lol. But a hard thing, something that requires some dedication. Tuscany friends, if a dream can’t be birthed here I’m not sure it ever can!

It was a rather clever idea of the husband’s to drive the bulk of the drive yesterday. We had an early start this morning and arrived into the local village of Bibbiena around 10.30am. Enough time to pick up some bread and supplies. Oh my the fruit! The fruit. So much colour and so much fresh choice. We drove in past the fields so it doesn’t surprise me of course. Lush verdant fields with rows and rows of produce. Not that the boys noticed from their lounge room in the backseat. New road trip food tip – breakfast banana in a wrap.

 

Our villa is everything we expected. A lush vista over the valley, fresh warm air, stunning sun, colour and solitude. Apart from the children and the cicadas of course. Spaces everywhere, for everyone. Yes, this is the bolthole we knew we needed but waited for a few weeks to decide on! It’s lush and also it’s characteristically rustic inside (read: old and charming). But you don’t get something this big and affordable without compromise. After half a day I totally get the dark, brick Tuscan cave! It works in this heat. The outside though, wow, with the little beautiful touches.

It’s not a tour the country kind of holiday. It’s time away, get some vitamin D, playtime for the children, yummy food, time for family, time to ‘be’ and laughs. Always the laughs. At Jimmy mostly. And Tommy he is a bit of a funny cat when he shows his humorous side. Greggie is working this week. He has settled nicely into a corner of the house with the big old desk. Best line today, Greggie “but how good is the prosciutto” lol. “Dude, it’s Italy !?!” Eye roll 🙄.

Me I’m out on the terrace. I’m also sort of working. I’m writing. Yes, yes I am. It’s a bit of a story as to how this has all come together. None of this planned at the start of the month. And yet here I am. With an evolving plan falling into place. It’s nice to be away, not to be in need of the break but in need of space and this moment of opportunity. A moment built on the momentum of these past months. A luxury. A time for each of us be in our own rhythms.

#writingstreak

#day28/31

#underthetuscansun

#amwriting

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “From My Tuscan Desk.”

  1. Awwww it’s perfect dearest Fran . You can bath in its luxury of a pool, space and charm. Look forward to hearing what’s next on your page. ( list sounds a bit too structured) always moving to new ideas…. and mostly brilliant at following them through! Enjoy the time to ponder and have fun in the Tuscan sun! The joys of summer hey and the freedom and privilege to roam! 😘

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    1. Ha ha. Funny isn’t it, the word list. Lists serve a purpose of course but the reliance on them to live by can be a bit stifling I think. No room to float if life’s becomes about checking of a to do list. Without a bit of floating it’s easy to miss the different paths. F x

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  2. Oh Fran you got me singing that song again with a smile on my face ..

    I was lost in France
    In the fields the birds were singing
    I was lost in France
    And the day was just beginning
    As I stood there in the morning rain
    I had a feeling I can’t explain
    I was lost in France in love

    Looks beautiful – like summer – lush fruits – I think I am making something with prosciutto tonight after work … Something ….

    Google the Gospel says “A butterfly landing on you is a spiritual sign that represents you are in a season of transformation, growth, spiritual pursuits, and discovering your truth and inner wisdom. You are going through a deep internal change, even if you don’t realize it. “

    Sounds good – woo hoo !!

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