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June Finnigan

Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

The Month of August in Tuscany

Posted by: junefinnigan on Tuesday September 13, 2016 (20:58:31)   (566 Reads)
Bee Eaters & Hoopoes, Teresa May, AC Milan, Ferragosta, Celebrity Weddings, Certaldo Onions and the Earthquake

June Finnigan – English Writer & Rock Singer.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

The Month of July

Posted by: junefinnigan on Saturday August 13, 2016 (22:18:17)   (542 Reads)
Bentornato to my monthly column, where I bring you up to speed with the previous month’s thrills and spills in beautiful Chianti in Tuscany, Italy.    more ...


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June Finnigan

The Month of June

Posted by: junefinnigan on Friday July 15, 2016 (21:55:58)   (675 Reads)
70th War End Celebrations, Weddings, Panacotta and Rose Digestivo, Earthquakes, Silvio, My Birthday and The Rock Chick Band’s sixth Annual Concert in Beautiful Chianti

There is no other way to say it, I absolutely adore the month of June in our little bit of Tuscany. Yes, I know it’s my birthday month and the Rock Chick Band’s Annual Concert is in the final week, but it’s not only that.    more ...


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June Finnigan

A Birthday Balloon Flight, I Bersagliere And the Dance of the Hoopoe in Beautiful Chianti

Posted by: Scar on Thursday June 23, 2016 (13:45:09)   (582 Reads)
The Month of May

May is always a very busy month for the Italians and for us, in our little bit of Chianti in Tuscany.

The first week heralded the arrival of our favourite house guest, the sister-in-law and her beautiful daughter. The plan was to get them both on to horseback for country trekking on one day and then up in an air-balloon for a flight over Chianti on her big birthday.    more ...


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June Finnigan

A Beautiful New Home and a Confused Cat in Beautiful Chianti

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 13, 2016 (09:39:22)   (817 Reads)
If this is your first visit to my column, you should know that each month I talk about the previous one, in this case April. If you are a regular follower, Bentornato!

April was a great month for us, mainly because we moved to a larger and most beautiful property just down the track from the little villa. It is called ‘Querceto’ and this is hardly surprising because it means Oak Tree.    more ...


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June Finnigan

Roberto Manetti’s Sculptor Studio, Sunsets, Seasonal Dishes And A Four Man Piano

Posted by: Scar on Monday April 18, 2016 (12:00:35)   (802 Reads)
Benvenuti to my monthly column from beautiful Tuscany.

If you follow this column you will know that each month I send you a potted history of the previous one, in this case March.

Every month brings new and exciting discoveries in our little bit of Chianti and March brought with it one of the highlights of the year. I was in the farmacia (chemist) in Fiano and bumped into our local world famous sculptor, Roberto Manetti.    more ...


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June Finnigan

Aging Rockers, A Golden Bear, And A Mafia Museum in Palermo

Posted by: Scar on Tuesday March 15, 2016 (12:28:31)   (874 Reads)
Benvenuti to my monthly column from Beautiful Tuscany.

As always I like to reflect back to the previous month, in this case February, and tell you about all the happenings in my little bit of Chianti, and sometimes snippets from other parts of Italy.

Early in the month, my man and I were enjoying morning coffee in Bar Il Solferino in Certaldo, when he noticed something in the newspaper.    more ...


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June Finnigan

A Birthday Boy, Befana, Don Matteo, Mimosa, Jude Law, Rock Music and No Naughty Bits in Beautiful Chianti

Posted by: scar on Tuesday February 16, 2016 (15:07:42)   (940 Reads)
Each month I like to reflect back to the previous one, as it gives you the opportunity to read about our little bit of Chianti, in Tuscany and what life is all about here. No, I’m sorry, you will not find Tuscan recipes and lots of talk about food, the exception being restaurants, but you will get to know the locals and what is in the daily newspapers as I drink my morning coffee in Certaldo!    more ...


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June Finnigan

A Month in the Life of an English Writer in Tuscany

Posted by: scar on Friday January 29, 2016 (14:19:33)   (922 Reads)
December 2015 in our little bit of Chianti in Tuscany, proved to be a most unusual month and we are not just talking about the weather. The temperature remained above normal and it felt very much like the end of September through to November. Autumn colours were everywhere, not least the small leaved oak trees that grow wild and thick in this area, hanging on to their golden leaves until the new shoots push their way through in early spring.    more ...


Columnists > June Finnigan

June Finnigan

A Month in the Life of an English Writer in Tuscany

Posted by: scar on Friday December 18, 2015 (15:34:18)   (873 Reads)
The continuing adventures of June Finnigan, her Man, and Farty Barty the cat.

November Reflections

Benvenuti to all my Loyal and New Followers.

November in Tuscany can no longer be described as the beginning of winter. The countryside stubbornly hangs on to late summer and early autumn and does so even into December.    more ...