Villa Lucia’s Bathroom Stories continue — farm jacuzzis


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Villa lucia’s traveling farm jacuzzi in Tuscany

Jorge may love his  bidet but I love, when time allows, to enjoy an occasional tub soak which he doesn’t understand.  “You need a  Jacuzzi tub” Julie, an Italian  massage therapist visiting us said when hearing about my back pain.”  I’ll set up a portable unit that I have that works wonders in a regular tub”.  It was one of those weeks working around the clock without knowledge of  time of day unless reminded by the church  bells. She  informed me that she would place in my tub her contraction  with some nice bath salts and  bubble bath -relaxers before she departed for the evening. As usual, after cooking and serving I  joined my fascinating guests at the table  for a drink and stimulating conversation that as usual might continue into the early morning hours. Joe, a Californian new arrival, jet-lagged and tired, decided to call it a night around 2 AM.  As he started up the stairs to his room, he yelled  out to all of us at the table. “ Something funny is going on. I must be dreaming, jet lagged or drunk.” As we all  rushed to the stairwell, we were greeted by 6 feet high clouds  of vanilla scented  perfumed bubbles descending the stairs, having exited from the open bathroom door to my room.  Julie was right, it works wonders, especially if you leave the motor running for 2 hours in a tub of water and  many ounces of  perfumed  bubble baths

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As Desi would say, ” Luceee I am home, where are you ?”


After lots of prosecco, how are guests relax

An Italian-American, Candido Enzo Jacuzzi in 1949 invented the jacuzzi. When one of his sons  was  born with rheumatoid arthritis his doctor recommended   hydrotherapy for pain relief. Being that hydrotherapeutic therapy  was  only available in communal tubs at the time led Mr Jacuzzi to invent  a jacuzzi whirlpool to be used in his  private home designed to lessen the pain of his 15 month old son. The family continued with other related inventions leading to some 50 patents.

In spite of the fact that this Italian- invention spread around the world, when I came to  the farm in Tuscany in the early 80’s it was little known as an outdoor spa for relaxation, Making many phone calls and driving many miles  in my search led to various companies supplying hydromassage units for indoors. Nobody seem to understand how one could be used outdoors  or after skiing in the snow. Times have changed. Gradually farms began to adopt modified jacuzzis, so one could enjoy them outdoors. Not  what I was seeking at the time but actually  very effective.  Must inform our readers that we  no longer have these units.

Villa Lucia Bathroom stories continue — using depends


In spite of all the progress still there are times when bathrooms are difficult to find. When a group of girlfriends as  houseguests complained one evening, I surprised them at breakfast by replacing the usual cloth napkin with their own “depends” to be used.  This initiated a chorus of  laughter but they all reassured me they would not use them and certainly not need them at their age. They were all in their mid -60’s, believing that they would not be so desperate to find facilities as one might be at the age of 70 or older.  After breakfast we  started off for our sightseeing day beginning with the Tuscany medieval town  of  San Gimignano.

depends  AdultThongDiaper

In the car I jokingly told them that I was wearing my “depend” and they laughed along with me.  About  an  hour after viewing  the city of towers, the morning coffee had its effect. On the Chianti trail without any facilities in view I was asked to stop at a service station which unfortunately had a unforgiving sign explaining, the rest rooms were” out of order”.  I reprimanded the disappointed  ladies for not wearing their “depends” reminding  them that I felt fortunate to be wearing mine. That was all that was needed as their brains suddenly in unison signaled to their bodies the immediate need for bathroom facilities. I will discontinue the story her so as not to embarrass anyone that was present that day. Sufficient to say, the next morning I had 5 ladies asking me for their own “depends” before venturing out to the hilltop village of San Miniato for a truffle hunt with the truffle dogs.

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