Monthly Archives: April 2014

Basil and the bee

Perennial Basil that is !!!   .. and a bee!   In my garden A simple post .. short and sweet 😉 …

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Fave five photos …. from St Paul de Vence

Referring to my last post of ‘what to do next’ I will endeavour to ‘trawl through my travel pics’  as Jonker Firefly Photo Files) suggested.  I didn’t have to go too far as I have several photographs in a folder which I call … Continue reading

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Bloggers block !

My Italy blogs have come to an end and I am left with nothing to blog about !!!  A blog and Facebook friend suggested I choose, for instance .. .. the best of / my favourite places I’ve …  visited, historic sites etc.  I may just do … Continue reading

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To complete the package …

… I thought I would add a ‘post script’ to my Italian blog posts 😉 We have flown SAA, on both our European holidays, to Munich or Frankfurt for connecting Lufthansa flights. I love flying over Germany!   It’s like a neat, … Continue reading

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And so … our Italian tour comes to an end

Thirteen days … unforgettable experiences, new friendships, special moments, wonderful memories …. we’ll cherish them all 🙂 We had gone full circle with our Trafalgar Tour ‘Best of Italy’ last year in June … Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Assisi, Classe (Ravenna), … Continue reading

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Our walk-about in Siena .. part two

Please join hubby and I as we continue our stroll through the maze of narrow streets in Siena ..     The Baptistery .. on a lower level than the Duomo Steep steps up to Piazza del Duomo ..   Siena’s  … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Siena, Tuscany

Here’s another place I would have loved to spent longer, much longer ..  ambling through the narrow streets of Siena, the historic centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Siena is famous for its cuisine, art, museums, medieval cityscapes … Continue reading

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Last look at Florence

Day 12 .. last full day on our tour around Italy, and what a memorable and truly wonderful tour it was!!! Up early ..  we made our way towards Siena, home to one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares ….  but … Continue reading

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Dining in the Chianti hills of Tuscany

In the early evening on our last night in Florence ( Day 11 ) we drove passed part of Florence’s original city wall … …  into the Tuscan countryside ..    …. through a village .. …  until we reached Ristorante I … Continue reading

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Walk-about in Florence .. part three

Continuing from my last post, and leaving the crowded Piazza dell Signoria behind, please join hubby and I during the rest of our walk-about in Florence while we stroll back to our hotel for a short R&R ..    We bought a … Continue reading

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