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Gender MALE
Industry Agriculture
Occupation I run a B&B
Location Torre Pellice, Torino, Italy
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Introduction I'm an English ex-pat and together with my wife and two chldren (dog and five cats too) run a small B&B called La Vignassa in the foothills of the Italian alps in a place called Torre Pellice. The House, which dates from the early 1600s is tucked away in the woods at the end of a private gravel road so life is peaceful and unhurried. I used to be a translator/teacher but thankfully managed to give it all up to learn a bit of building and do-up the house. This took me about 4 years and it was great fun. Now we are up and running i'm starting to sort out the two and a half acres of land which surround the house. I live in a lovely area and have a lovely family and a lovely house surrounded by lots of interesting people and places and as i love writing and particularly ranting it seemed a shame to keep it all for myself hence this blog.
Interests bed and breakfast, rock art, rock carvings, primitive technology, firemaking, hammocks, innkeeping, wild camping, hill walking, mountain walking, sleeping under the stars, bagpipes, metal detecting, prehistory, renaissance history, Scottish folk music, wildlife, walkabouts, ranting, Thinking, Stone walling, Spinning, Spinning wheels, Witchcraft, Walking, rock carvings
Favorite Movies Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Quest for Fire, the mystery of sleepy hollow
Favorite Music Pipe music, Folk in general, digeridoo, India Bharti, 70s stuff, Steve Hillage, Tangerine dream
Favorite Books The Once and Furture King by T.H. White, HEDGEWITCH BY RAE BETH, Sarum by Edward Rutherford, THE CORNCRAKE AND THE LYSANDER BY FINLAY J MACDONALD, Crotal and White by Finlay J. Macdonald, CROWDIE AND CREAM BY FINLAY J MACDONALD, The Forest by Edward Rutherford, THE COMING OF THE KING BY NIKOLAI TOLSTOY, Hiroshima Joe by Martin Booth, A MAN by ORIANA FALLACI, Alaska by James Michener, CHESAPEAKE by JAMES MICHENER, The Wayfarers by Knut Hamsun, ARTIC DREAMS by BARRY LOPEZ, The Acts of King Arthur by John Steinbeck, PERFUME by PATRICK SUSKIND, Lucy by Johanson and Edey, KON-TIKI by THOR HEYERDAHL, Ak-Aku by Thor heyerdahl, BERNARD CORNWELL, Titus Groan by Merevyn Peake, GORMENGHAST by MERVYN PEAKE, Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake, BROTHER TO THE OX by FRED KITCHEN