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Slow Berries in Snow Abruzzo

Lights Out in Abruzzo…

by Roddy Newlands

Slow Berries in Snow Abruzzo

…perhaps not the whole region, but certainly in ! finally alighted on ’s Rocky Heart this weekend, approx. 20cm where we were, so hopefully Abruzzo’s ski-slopes will have been a-buzz with skiers carving elegant patterns into the slightly late sugar-coating. Bascianella and the area covered by the commune of Colledara unfortunately fell victim to a power cut as a consequence of the heavy snow-fall, and we were without electricity for almost 36 hours. No lights, no heating, no internet, no radio, no electric oven…Mamma Mia! How did we survive?! Fortunately we went on some (snow-)blinding , built a log fire, lit candles, read , played with a mostly jolly spaniel, gorged on chocolate & cherry polenta cake (one we’d made earlier) and ever-kind neighbours frying up real patate fritte to share that were great for comfort so we somehow made it through… But what would you do? Answers on a postcard, or at least a comment…

Snow hits Abruzzo