– 143 – shall we walk the dog?

You know me by now… I love travelling and exploring new places.  I find it most refreshing and invigorating.  When life gets a little humdrum… I need to do/go/learn something new. This doesn’t mean that  I don’t envy people that always holiday in the same location (hey I’m a gemini after all it’s my prerogative…

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– 134 – postcards from Tuscany

I’m writing this wearing a huge wool cardigan and looking at the grey sky through the kitchen window.  We arrived back home yesterday afternoon… under the rain… and whilst for a split second the fresh air was welcome after the torrid heat of Italy, the novelty factor soon wore off. We were all kind of…

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– 133 – a Tuscan wedding

So… apologies for not being very present around here of late… but we had a wedding!  My little sister got married on a very hot Tuscan day and it was fabulous. I should have taken more photos… but I just enjoyed the day and only remembered here and there. The ceremony took place at this…

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– 132 – postcards from Tuscany

This morning I practiced one of my favourite things… the art of getting lost… I dropped my brother off to the train station and by 7.30am I was wondering the still empty streets of Arezzo in complete solitude, I had a cappuccino (no chocolate powder on top, don’t be a tourist!) watching pigeons go their pigeon…

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– 131 – postcards from Tuscany

Sunday’s ritual. Drive down to the nearest village, Pieve Santo Stefano, built around a very small river Tiber, the one that flows through Rome.  It’s been an incredibly dry summer so the water level here is super low. Sunday Mass. which contains one of the famous ceramic works of Giovanni della Robbia . then a…

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– 130 – postcards from Tuscany

We’re on the move again. I know, I know… To be fair I love it.  I get itchy feet a lot… living out of a suitcase does not bother me in the least. Anyway, we’ve come for the annual visit yes, but my sister is getting married here next week and my parents will be…

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– 117 – postcards from LA

We packed our suitcases and left the crazy house in West Hollywood that hosted us for this past week.  (Crazy high tech toilettes, the microwave in a drawer, not enough glasses and a motorcycle in the hall… need to say more?) Lunch was had at In n Out burgers, a California institution… (jury is out…

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– 116 – postcards from Venice Beach and Santa Monica

Our last full day… we had to head to reach the ocean… a symbolic end to our journey… the end of the line, the end of route 66 too if you’re interested. First up Venice beach… The Pacific.  The ubiquitous palm trees.. albeit with graffiti! and Muscle Beach… and the skate park… … and crazy…

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– 115 – postcards from LA

…summer nights… and ballpark lights… There was crazy traffic and the biggest car park I’ve ever seen, people in blue everywhere, hot dogs and nachos and garlic fries, signing and clapping and cheering, singing and Mexican wave… oh and baseball too! Mr M came home without even knowing that the score was… but knew… and…

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– 114 – postcards from LA

We’ve been taking it easy… lounging around the pool, a little shopping… lovely times with friends… Yesterday however I started to get twitchy (it happens if I’m in one place for too long and I know there are places to go and interesting things to see nearby) so we decided to take a Warner Bros…

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