With our girls on half-term holiday in Scotland, Lois and I have been enjoying four days of freedom at the mill, having a relaxing – and strenuous – time. Relaxing because we have been able to enjoy leisurely dinners with friends and warm sunny lunches in the mill garden; strenuous, because we decided to climb to the top of Monte Sagro, a mountain in the Apuan Alps in the South of Lunigiana.
It proved to be quite a climb, two hours puffing up and two hours picking our way gingerly down. But worth it for the views, over the sea and town of Carrara far below, with the bay of La Spezia miles beyond and beneath us quarries of the glistening white marble for which Carrara is famous. ….Read More >