Monthly Archives: September 2013

Heavenly scent …

.. wafts through my garden on a warm early summer’s evening Brunfelsia …. commonly named yesterday, today and tomorrow …

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Walkabout in Rome : ‘La Dolce Vita’

Via Veneto was the setting for Frederico Fellini’s classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita and was famous in the 1950-60’s where movie stars “supped, sipped and simpered for the paparazzi”.  A touch before my time … well, I was little 😉  There are … Continue reading

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Mellow yellow

I’m not a yellow person and never really wanted yellow flowers in my garden but my Mum, who also was not a yellow person,  always had the odd yellow flowers or shrubs in hers as it ”lift’s the colours’ she would say.   I … Continue reading

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Love them but they don’t love me

Brunfelsia …. ‘yesterday, today and tomorrow’ I have five bushes of these spectacular shrubs in my garden.    Spring is here and so is the pollen.  Amongst all the pollens floating around the air,  the Brunfelsia flowers give off the most … Continue reading

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Walking through the Roman Forum

The Forum’s humble beginning, more than 3000 years ago, was as a swampy cemetery for the original village on Palatine Hill.  After the marsh was drained off in the 6th century BC, it took on its central role in the … Continue reading

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I didn’t mean to eavesdrop but ….

Monday is my yoga day.  An hour and half of me time.   I am calm .. I am whole .. I am me.   I need the feeling to stay with me longer .. just a little longer before I step … Continue reading

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Palatine Hill : Rome

The Palatine is a working archaeological site adjacent to the Roman Forum.  The ticket for the Colosseum entitles you to enter these sites as well.   We didn’t know that until we had stood in a long queue for an hour, in … Continue reading

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Just jasmine …


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Circus Maximus

This was very disappointing 😦   Walking from the Arch of Constantine and the Colosseum passed the Roman Forum and Palatine we came across what looked like an abandoned reconstruction site .. Once, long ago, it was the largest stadium in … Continue reading

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