Sunday, 3 August 2008

Reading and Relaxation

Stewart and I are off for a short break to this Tuscan hilltop for a bit of reading and relaxation, leaving Joe to look after the house and the dog. I think he has a whole posse of friends coming to stay with him so I hope we still have a home left when we return!


Unfortunately not all my reading is entirely for pleasure.

Although I hope to find time to get through at least a couple of these too.

And maybe even a bit of time for some painting.


And some sightseeing... And of course eating plenty of lovely Italian food and drinking lots of local Chianti... maybe I won't get to read many of those text books after all... maybe I should just leave them at home with Joe!
I'll be back soon so don't have too much fun without me.

22 comments:

  1. Oh I am so jealous!!! And your painting is stunning. Love your skirt in the previous post (sorry I didn't get chance to comment!) definitely very Boden! I keep dreaming of making clothes but when I get up in the morning all my plans seem so silly! Maybe I'll be inspired by your success. Have a really really lovely time! Lucy xxx

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  2. Subversive Stitcher really good but a little dry. Nothing a few galsses of chianti won't assist.

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  3. It shouldn't take long to read the second one on the text book pile....

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  4. Happy travels and maybe you don't need to stress out about the reading... your painting is so beautiful!
    ~Emily

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  5. It looks beautiful. Have a lovely time and leave the serious stuff behind :)

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  6. My favourite place in the world (apart from the seaside back home). PLEASE blog some of your Italian meals when you come back - we can drool can't we? And can you take pics of the vineyards, veg growing in every nook and cranny and can you try to get a pic of a firefly?.....I could go on.

    Enjoy both your types of reading - even the obligatory stuff looks rather interesting.

    Have a wonderful time!

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  7. hope you have a fantastic time in spite of the reading! your painting looks brilliant what a talented person you are. looking forward to seeing your pics on your return.
    x

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  8. I love the sketch and the sketchbook.

    Have a wonderful time in the Tuscan hills - with all that yummy food and wine! I wish that's where I was off to - sadly not.

    Celia
    x

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  9. Your Tuscan Hilltop looks wonderful, just the sort of place you need to be to enjoy some reading, painting, drinking and eating.
    Have a great time.

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  10. Have a wonderful break you lucky thing. I wish I could paint like that - it's Fab.
    And I think your repair was perfect, it seems you have the same train of thought as me --- I Don't Do Mending.

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  11. ooh Hi Gina. Hope you have a wonderful time! I have just returned from Italy myself ... not sure I can face pasta or pizza for a while though!! but am stocked up with Parmesan for when I am up to it again!! xx

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  12. I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy all your reading. i read the Kate Atkinson book recently. Not my usual choice but I really enjoyed it!

    Most of all relax and enjoy the chianti :)

    xxx

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  13. Happy Holidays, Lovely skirt and i love your painting. Jane x

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  14. We were there this time last year :-( Make sure you take mosquito stuff, I was covered in bites. Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful time!

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  15. I hope you're having a wonderful time, how I would love to go to Tuscany! Enjoy yourself, read those books, drink the wine and eat the food, don't worry about home
    Kimx

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  16. Ooh, your break sounds lovely .... apart from the studying, natch .... I hope you're having a great time.

    And you could give those boden types a run for their money in that fabulous skirt - that bias binding is an inspired idea ... I wonder if I could do that with the curtains that have been waiting to be hemmed for months!

    :)

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  17. Even if the reading is considered "work" what an beautiful location for it!

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  18. Happy holidays Gina - looking forward to seeing your photos when you get back and hearing tales of lovely food and wine.

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  19. Have a lovely time. I hope you get to do lots of painting and drinking ;-)

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  20. I wonder if you were one of my neighbours whilst in Tuscany...
    I hope you got plenty of time to read al of those books, and get some painting done. Is there anything you can't do?!

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  21. My father has just lent me A Thousand Splendid Suns too (although I've yet to read it) - we obviously have similar taste in books. I look forward to hearing what you think of The Time Traveller's Wife - it is a book that has really stayed with me. I'm now half way through Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach and am so enjoying it, although it's very different from the TTW.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. x

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