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... always a bit hesitant initially, if the truth be told, but fall in step quickly after a few meals!). We’ve had the opportunity to see friends we’ve met here over the years and to make new ones. As in most retreats it is interesting to see the group form, storm, conform and reform over the days. They “hit the wall” a couple of days ago and, as an outsider, it was nice to see them beginning to look and experience refreshment and renewal. ...
... of a vineyard area.......so much more to this story but not enough room. Drove back inland today, small winding roads into tiny towns, no one else on the road thank goodness, went through forest areas, olive tree areas, more walled towns, forts, vineyards. Saw landslide affected area from floods of 5 days ago, roads closed. Ended up at orvieto, dropped car off heading towards amalfi coast tomorrow. Oh no iPad s full so can,t upload any photos. ...
... I want to come back here! One of the striking things about Assisi is how clean it is. People here take a pride in the way their city looks. Very few dog poos on the footpath, unlike Paris. As well as their buildings they take pride in their food. We have never come across so many restaurants and cafes and pasterias. And the cakes! We had to exercise a great deal of restraint not to pig out every day, ...
... We walked around it and looked at the magnificent views, but decided not to pay the 5 Euro each to go inside as it warned anyone suffering from vertigo or claustrophobia to give it a miss. Then off to a wonderful shoe shop we found to buy more Italian shoes and home to the balcony to sip wine and watch the sunset. Capped off a wonderful day with dinner with Paul and Anita Duffett, who are here at the Anglican church in Assisi doing a locum for three months. ...
We woke this morning to a cloudless blue sky over Assisi. Our breakfasts here at Hotel Ideale continue to amaze us. A huge range of fruit and cereal and freshly made cappucino. The persimmon is just delicious at the moment. It was the perfect day to walk to the little church at St Damiano, in which the ministry of St Francis really began. It is about 1.5 k outside the walls of old Assisi and it was here that Francis heard God's voice speak to him from ...
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