New year harvest…

Buon anno a tutti and warmest wishes!

The new year was generally start of harvest time at my family’s Applethorpe farm, with various fruit and vegetable picking over the first four months or so. Seeing photographs of that time, I’m taken by the generous camaraderie that comes across among the hard work and summer heat, especially knowing family and friends came from near and far to help my great-grandmother, Cesca and her youngest two left alone on their farm after her husband Mico’s sudden death at fifty-three.

At my desk again for the first time this year, while I await the next step on book three I am making a start to some research, a bit like ‘harvesting’ snippets and stories, that I hope (and I can’t believe I am writing this) will become book four!! Again, best wishes for the year and tante belle cose. xx


Filed under books + writing, inspiration + history

6 responses to “New year harvest…

  1. Beautiful photos. Buon anno Zoë!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful 2018.

  3. Augusto Di Marco

    Hello Zoe.
    Happy New-year to you and your loved ones.
    May 2018 brings you good luck, fortune and success.
    Lovely photos of good old memories.
    Thank-you for the mention on your Xmas card.
    Amica XXXX. 😇

    • Hello Amica,
      Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones too.
      Wishing you much happiness and that this year brings all you hope for.
      The Christmas card was my pleasure. So nice to receive one from you all. It is lovely to be in touch.
      All the very best and warmest wishes, Amica!!
      Zoe xxxx

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