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Now THAT's what I call a rambling rose!

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By Gattina


Now THAT's what I call a rambling rose!



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WoW! Indeed it is! Is this your home?

22 Jun, 2012

 

Oh, I wish, Pixi! No, it's a 12th century church building near here that's been turned into the best restaurant ever. The Nonna (Granny) of the family who owns it is the green-fingered gardener, but she's getting on a bit now and is finding the upkeep difficult. She is 87, though,so not really very surprising!

22 Jun, 2012

 

some green fingered 87 year old, can i sign up for that ... just fabulous

22 Jun, 2012

 

I think she sits, waving her cane, shouting at all the strong grandsons and great grandsons, bossing them around something rotten and getting them to do all the work. It's what Italian grannies do best. That and making pasta by hand. :o)

22 Jun, 2012

 

Beautiful Gattina!

22 Jun, 2012

 

that's not rambling, it's rampant! but oh, how beautiful. Wonder if the plant is as old as the lady who tends it? or at least, makes others dot he tending!

22 Jun, 2012

 

Aw she sounds adroable! Its a lovely place..love the stonework

22 Jun, 2012

 

I've not met the lady in question, Pixi, but I believe that she can be something of an old battleaxe!

22 Jun, 2012

 

haha aye i bet she would be!

22 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

How beautiful I'd love to have a meal there :o))

22 Jun, 2012

 

Looks wonderful.

22 Jun, 2012

 

I'd like to live there!

22 Jun, 2012

 

What a super place, and a lovely old rose. I've met grannies like her, Gattina!

22 Jun, 2012

 

Well, when Lilcrawford wins the lottery, which she's set to do this Friday, (Isn't that right, Lil?) and the world tour of Goy members is underway, you can all come and stay and I'll book the entire restaurant. It really is something special (and very reasonable, too). I'm sure Nonna will be around to give you the guided tour!

22 Jun, 2012

 

Sounds good to me!

22 Jun, 2012

 

It just looks idyllic and so very lovely.

22 Jun, 2012

 

It looks like Pauls scarlet, beautiful.

22 Jun, 2012

 

Stunning! what are the openig times?might just pop over for a bite to eat;0))

22 Jun, 2012

 

Funny Gattina.....just ventured out to replay my numbers for tonights draw, so YES....book it please ;)

22 Jun, 2012

 

It is, Wildrose, it is.
It only opens Sunday lunchtime and Saturday evening, and you need to book about a month in advance, so "popping over" possibly isn't the best plan of campaign, PP!

22 Jun, 2012

 

That's gorgeous. Am I right in thinking you showed this before in a shot taken in the evening Gattina?

22 Jun, 2012

 

Aah Gattina that's so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes (in a good way! I cry at weddings and especially seeing impromptu weddings when I don't even know the bride and groom ha ha!) So Italian and so abundant. Just finished reading a novel by an american of Italian origin called The Spaghetti Set (for us brits think of a soap opera based on Italian Americans!!). I totally love the Italian culture and although I don't have children look forward to being a grouchy (but very indulgent) Godmother/Aunty Jxxx

22 Jun, 2012

 

Yes, I did show a photo of it by night - And then I went back (good excuse) so I could take one in the daylight!

22 Jun, 2012

 

I remembered because a place like this would me my dream home :)

22 Jun, 2012

 

Until you've lived here, Scottish, you don't find out the disadvantages, but on the whole, it is pretty much a dream come true. This isn't our house - ours only dates back to 1856, but we love it none the less.

23 Jun, 2012

 

lol there's always a serpent in every Eden, I suppose it's just a matter of finding one with minimal sting

23 Jun, 2012

 

Beautiful! Strangely, I was going to post a pic entitled "Now THAT's what I call a Climbing Rose" but yours knocks my pic into a cocked hat! The rose in my pic is very tall - 20ft + - but with only half a dozen flowers. I'll keep it to myself. ;o)

24 Jun, 2012

 

No, No, No! POST it, Nariz. This rose isn't even mine!

24 Jun, 2012

 

That's a stunning rose, Gattina.
Lovely pic :o)

24 Jun, 2012

 

Wow awesomeness!

24 Jun, 2012

 

please post, Nariz!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Julie, last year the younger daughter of our best friends here married her Englishman, first in a British registry office, then they came over and had the religious ceremony in the tiny church with all the family. The priest, Dom Paolo, learnt some English (taught by the bride's nephew, who is 11 and bi-lingual) specially for the occasion as a surprise, and conducted the ceremony in both languages. Everyone was clapping and crying (especially the bride) and cheering, then we all trooped next door to this lovely agriturismo for the wedding breakfast. It was all so magical. You'd have loved it! If we ever get to our golden anniversary (only 7 years to go), maybe we should think of a little ceremony here, too.

24 Jun, 2012

 

so long as you have a phtographer or three so that the rest of us can share!

24 Jun, 2012

 

That sounds fantastic Gattina, both occasions!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Not sure what we're going to promise each other though................. Not after all this time.

24 Jun, 2012

 

You'll come up with something!

24 Jun, 2012

 

He won't dig up my plants and collect vast quantities of rusty nails and old magazines (circa 1977), and I won't throw out his ancient, moth eaten sweaters without asking? Well, it's a start.

24 Jun, 2012

 

Sounds good....lol!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Now a wishlist of golden wedding vows sounds like the start of a very entertaining, not to say controversial thread!!!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Having blocked sinuses at the minute and snoring like a good un I know what would be on my hubbies wishlist ha ha!!

24 Jun, 2012

 

Ouch!

25 Jun, 2012

 

Such a beautiful, romantic image Gattina . . . I love it.

27 Jun, 2012

 

I agree with Muddy it's magical :o))x

11 Jul, 2012

 

Just gorgeous. Love all the comments Gattina.

11 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you, everyone. Hi, Regina! . So good to see you again.

11 Jul, 2012

 

Oh Gattina - is that little girl you? She looks very happy!

11 Jul, 2012

 

Yes it is! Or rather, it WAS. I've changed a bit, you understand, Mel.

11 Jul, 2012

 

Really????

11 Jul, 2012

 

Yeah! You just can't get a decent bit of smocking and puffed sleeves on frocks any more these days, can you? Well, not in my size.

12 Jul, 2012

 

You would if my Mum was still alive - she used to make all my clothes and, during the years when she was evacuated to Devon with me while my Dad was fire-fighting in London, she used to smock just about everything! If I'd had smocked nappies I wouldn't have been surprised! Lol.

12 Jul, 2012

 

I learned to smock once: not one of life's more important skills. My Mum made all my clothes, too. She was a semi-professional dressmaker and it took her ages to bind all the seams and hand stitch everything else, and by the time she'd finished a garment, beautiful though it was, the season had moved on, and I'd have outgrown it. Very frustrating when you're a teenager in the swingin' sixties.

12 Jul, 2012

 

lol I was a teen in the sixties, and mum made most of my clothes too, but not very well. I was the only girl in school who had a calf-length skirt in the miniskirt era - my waist was about three inches bigger cos I turned the top over so much! and often my dresses had the waistline about the level of my lower ribs. sigh.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Oh the rolled-up skirt brings back memories! We had berets like sailor hats, and some of the girls pinned them to the backs of their heads and backcombed their hair over them so they couldn't be seen!

12 Jul, 2012

 

Ah, the days of minimising school uniform berets and "mini-ising" school skirts. I must have looked a real fright, but probably no more than anyone else.

12 Jul, 2012

 

lol about the same time, I was the only girl in the class who didn't go blonde overnight - several had orange fingers where they'd mixed the dye without gloves.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Ah, Fran, no-one beat me: I turned up at school one morning with green hair. It's a long and sad story. I'll tell it one day when we're all feeling bored.

12 Jul, 2012

 

lol then I can't say hurry up and tell it! x

12 Jul, 2012

 

Not if you're enjoying life, Fran, no, you can't!

12 Jul, 2012

 

I am (lol even if politeness didn't require me to say so!) but I'm not being polite, I'm being honest.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Just beautiful .

2 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you Fabrice - the food is very good, too.

2 Aug, 2012

bik
Bik
 

very nice!

16 Jan, 2013



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