Scorching hot days like today are made for plunking down in front of the computer in the air conditioning and putting the nose to the grindstone. I am waist deep in my new Amalfi Coast Curriculum. Studying hard each detail of every villa listed under the wide bright internet sun. Whew. There are a lot. How to choose? Do we want the one with the natural pool carved into the rocks and filled with sea water? Or perhaps the one with the path that winds down to the sea and passes through a valley of verdant oaks? Or maybe the one with the terrace bigger than my entire house would be a pleasant place to pass the bright days? Or the one surrounded by lemon and olive groves? There is a villa for every budget along this gorgeous stretch of Italian coastline.
I came across this charming blog when I was doing a Positano blog search: Robin was kind enough to email me the name of the enchanting hotel in her photographs.
Then I found a beautiful blog by a woman who’s relocated to Positano. I love reading about her Amalfi Coast adventures. Her post about a recent trip to the vet on the scooter with husband, daughter, and cat was particularly entertaining.
And as if that weren’t enough I found yet another beautiful blog filled to the brim with stunning photos and a brief mention of a trip taken to the exact spot I hope to land – Praiano.
In other news, the last of my mailart hit its target. I can hear you sighing. Do we have to see one more of these anytime soon? No I promise these are the last.
Meanwhile, back at the Moss Cottage, the front garden is a tangled thicket of chaos. Again. If you look closely you can see a window on the porch with the sun coming through a red blind. That’s where I’m typing this post and that’s where I’m conducting my Italian home study course. Things are going swimmingly.
But look… there are a few pretty things to see hiding in the dark nest of flax and wild alyssum.
And look! A cat having a bath!