Happy 2014 to all of you from the Italian Alps!
Here in Italy the holidays extend to the 6th of January when La Befana, (a half nice/ half mean witch type character) arrives on her broom and either brings or fills children's stockings with small gifts and candy or coal. When she departs she sweeps out the holidays with her broom and the end of the holiday season here in italy is over and everyone goes back to work after putting the holiday decorations away. I say all of that in order to say, that it isn't too late for me to which everyone a healthy and prosperous 2014. I also hope La Befana not only brings you some small treats, but that she does all the clean up when she goes. I am on the look out for her her to do more than her fair share of the clean up but I think I might be just a little on the delusional side. there are some links to previous posts about la Befana here.
It's a new year with new ideas and energy, so I will be back shortly with fresh stories about life in Val Chisone, Turin/Torino province, Piedmont, the alps, Italy and just rattling around Bella Baita and our surrounding neighborhood. We appreciate your visiting with us and following along. My goal is to get into a more consistent groove writing and posting this year, but we shall see. It's a mild pleasant winter day today and we are off to visit some friends today and break bread together. We hope La Befana finds you and blesses you with treats and no coal, although here in Italy they make a mighty tasty coal for the occasion.
|Our birch trees freshly flocked the other night.|