I am back, after some fairytale weeks in Valle Aurina, in South Tyrol. It's been a while since I have spent extended periods of time in the mountains in summer and I had forgotten how gorgeous it is. We spent many days hiking and climbing or just wandering along the valley enjoying the view. I so needed this, after months in London with hardly a sign of summer showing. If you have the big city blues: grab your hiking boots, pack some suncreen and go to the mountains. It frees the head and opens up space around you like nothing else.