Our dog Teddy had his first wash and brush up. Well, it took three hours for Manuela to comb through every part of him, shower, shampoo and condition him, and then dry him with the hair dryer before a final comb through. Teddy can look forward to another grooming in May before our guests at
Our new venue for our Sicily painting and drawing course is just perfect for our painting holidays in Italy. Here is the evening view from the restaurant which is located by the side of the pool and the view from the terrace across the Gulf of Castellammare.
Back to food again. I think one could say, from this picture, that a lot of fennel is eaten in Sicily because the next day, it had all gone. On the subject of fennel, they do a great starter at the Sicilian fish restaurant in Balestrate where we take out guests at Art Toscana painting
This is a picture of the salt marshes at Trapani (Le Saline di Trapani) in Sicily where our Art Toscana painting in Italy guests develop their oil paintings. It is truly an inspirational place especially for artists. The salt pans have a pink hew due to the prawns that live there. This attracts flocks of
This picture, which looks like blue bubble wrap, is one I took on a boat ride in Sicily this year. I was with our guests on our first October course of Art Toscana painting holidays in Italy. After throwing ourselves into the crystal clear water with our snorkels and masks, to admire the marine life
This vast expanse of golden beach and deep blue sea is the beach at Balestrate in Sicily. It’s a ten minute walk from the hotel through a eucalyptus and pine wood, the smell of which is wonderfully overpowering. Many of our guests at Art Toscana painting holidays in Italy went to the beach for a