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    I'm so glad you're here! My name is Krista, though my friends call me George, Phryne, Luna, FaFa, or Poppit, so take your pick. :-) I'm a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle.

    Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband Bear where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving.

    I look forward to getting to know you and hope we get to visit often as we share good food, great conversation, and the little things that make each of our lives worth living. :-)

A Good Place to Sit in Montepulciano, Italy

Bread is rising on the counter, beef simmering in the crock pot, and a Christmas pudding cooling on the stove. Yep, a Christmas pudding in August. I had a hankering.:-)

After bustling about the kitchen most of the day, I am more than ready to find a good place to sit where I can be warm, put my feet up, and rest.

Like this lovely spot at an agriturismo near Montepulciano, Italy. Add a good book and a chilled glass of limoncello and I’d be a happy girl indeed.

Or this sun-warmed wooden bench just across the valley, with a vista of Tuscan hills and clear blue skies.

Perhaps this one, clustered around a little wrought-iron table with a few girlfriends, laughing and talking as we sip chilled Sangria and enjoy stunning views of Montepulciano perched on the hill above us.

Maybe this spot would be best of all.

How I’d love to curl up on this wicker lounge bed and have a luxurious nap in the glorious Tuscan sun.

How about you? Where would be your ideal place to sit in the sun?




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  • http://www.anitalophile.com/ Cathy Powell

    I love all your places in the sun. Any place in the sun Krista, I’ve no ideal place. Last weekend was particularly nice when we sat outside all afternoon in the sun at my husband’s aunts house.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      I’m so glad you like them too, Cathy. :-) Sitting outside all afternoon with family sounds like so much fun!! I’d love that. :-)

  • jenny_atasteoftravel

    You won me on the limoncello! I’d happily sit in all the spots and enjoy the views.

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Limoncello does make everything better, doesn’t it, Jenny? :-)

  • Dewi

    I can nap and day dream in such a view. Beautiful!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Me too, Dewi. :-) I’d like to run away there right now. :-)

  • Jeanne Horak

    Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. Without a doubt!! But Montepulciano looks pretty cool too… I love that sofa with the built in sunshade!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      I can’t wait to visit your beautiful South Africa one day day, Jeanne. :-)

  • A Canadian Foodie

    How did you ever find all these lovely places to sit in Italy? GORGEOUS. I can’t pick one place. The world is too grand!
    :)
    V

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Well, my whole family and a bunch of friends were staying in different villas, Valerie, each one with great places to sit. :-)

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    I love all of these pics, but my favorite is definitely the last one. I have major wanderlust now!!!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      That’s my favorite too, Andi. :-) I can’t to curl up there for a whole day. :-)

  • Cailins

    I loved Montepulciano! My favorite place has to be Myrtle Beach, SC. Always MB. :)

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      After hearing you and Margo talk about MB, Cailin, I have GOT to go there one day. :-)

  • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

    This looks so dreamy – especially that last pic of the chair. A perfect place to curl up!

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Dreamy is right, Andrea. :-) I’d love to be back there right this minute. :-)

  • LindyLou Mac

    I cannot believe you have made your Christmas pudding whilst I sit in the Italian shade, with the book and limoncello. :)

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      I know!!! Isn’t it crazy that we’re in opposite weather, Linda? :-)

  • Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine

    I can sit all day in places like these-

    Velva

    • http://www.ramblingtart.com/ Krista

      Me too, Velva. I feel myself relaxing just thinking about it. :-)