*105* holiday recap

And we’re back. The sky is quite grey this morning, but we’re bracing ourselves for a heatwave in the next few days… we’ll see. They’re never as hot as they say. The laundry is almost all done – well, until no 1 and no 2 arrive back from their trip tomorrow and then we’re back […]

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*104* postcards from Greece, Nestor’s Palace

Day 4 We were offered the use of a free rental car for the afternoon but none of my travelling companions wanted to leave the resort for an adventure so I went on my own… (I get totally restless after a few days of no activity… I’m not good at the ‘lizard in the sun’ […]

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*101* postcards from Costa Navarino, Greece

Day 1. That was about it for today. More of the same tomorrow. (minus the cricket… but I’m sure my lot will be able to find other sporting events to subject me to!).

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*98* a day at Wimbledon

‘Wimbledon’ is as English as it’s possibly be… as English as strawberries and cream (sadly, I didn’t have any…) and Pimm’s (… ahem… moving on swiftly) and on a superbly sunny day like yesterday it was pretty glorious. (It is, however, incredibly and anachronistically white/middle class English… not quite, not at all actually, a true […]

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*95* postcards from Italy

One more posts. Just for me. So I can remember. Cesena: It was a fab few days. They could have been filled with longing and sadness but instead it was laughter and fondness and remembering and the certainty that leaving all those years ago had been absolutely the right thing to do. Friends, real friends, […]

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*94* postcards from Italy

Day 2. I woke up in my parents’ place in Tuscany… … and had to force myself to get up… it’s such a relaxing place I feel immediately lazy and chilled there… … the weather is incredible, really really hot. Not that I’m complaining! I then drove to my home town to have breakfast in […]

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*93* postcards from Italy

These are ‘piadine’ (plural, ‘piadina’ singular, let’s get things straight). And they are delicious. It’s a food typical of this region ‘Romagna’, the eastern side of Emilia Romagna, it is a flat bread usually made with white flour, lard or olive oil, salt and water. The dough was traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish, although […]

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*57* a day in London

Yesterday I took a day out from College work and mum-duty to spend a day in London with my sister in law. We crammed a lot in and walked for miles and miles and it was so much fun. The weather was glorious for the first time in weeks too. First stop, the Serpentine Gallery […]

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