Xmas Night Walk in Palermo.

A lovely relaxing walk and drink in Palermo on Xmas night.


On Xmas night, the weather was beautiful, almost warm, so a walk through the streets of Palermo to see the lights and “goings-on” was a lovely change. The amount of people in the streets was just right – not deserted, but neither too crowded. And a stop for a drink at one of the street bars and caffes went well….

Making our olive oil this Year.

Holidays and Olive Oil

Hi all,

As some of you know already, every year at Pippa’s Paddock we harvest a very small amount of olives and press them here in Alia to produce some of our delicious Olive Oil. We only have around 50 trees and our production is really small. In the early year we only produced it for ourselves. After a while we discovered that we could sell off a hendfull of bottles as the production was more than we could use for our consumption. Continue reading

Just for Fun – Quick bite in Palermo… (Holidays in Sicily)


As I needed to do some shopping in Palermo, Pippa said she and a friend needed to do some too. So, we all piled into my car and set off for the day. In the evening, on the way back, we stopped at one of my little hide-outs to get a delicious chicken bites and chips meal. Continue reading

Four Hectic Days in Sicily… Holidays in Sicily

Here is a videoclip of our latest tour of Sicily with four great guys from Malta. I think we all had a great holidays in Sicily. True, the touring was non-stop and we managed to see a lot in just four days, but the video says it all – or almost – for I had to struggle to leave more bits out… (Mark)