#EmptyShelf 2016 #31: Under the Tuscan Sun by @francesmayes (Bantam, 1998)

After attending a course in Cornwall with Travellers' Tales in 2007, randomly attending for something different to do, then realising that I knew nothing about the genre, I stocked up on a few appropriate books. I started reading this a couple of weekend's ago at a friends, as she had the same book, then came home to pick up my own copy of Under the Tuscan Sun... and I really enjoyed it. The author (is/was) an…

Voluntary Tour Leader, Oak Hall

I LOVED tour leading for Oak Hall. I had taken 3-4 holidays as a guest (always ski holidays, I'd never done a summer trip), and got in touch with the intention of doing a  ski season. Having visited "The Manor" for a week, I offered to stay another week, but then found myself zooming home for my passport, and the next day in Switzerland, cleaning Chalet Jungfrau (130 guests!). One of the most exhausting weeks…