Saturday, 27 August 2011

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We've been to Italy


We've eaten pizza on beautiful terraces
overlooking little piazzas


We stayed on the shores of Lake Garda
(not in the building above!)
where we swam in the warm lake every day.


We visited Verona,
that fair city where two star-cross'd lovers took their life.


and spent the evening at the most amazing Roman amphitheatre


where we saw an outdoor performance of Verdi's Nabucco.
I've never been to the opera before - it was an amazing spectacle.


But mostly we lazed around on the lakeside reading and relaxing.


I think I may have also eaten my body weight in ice cream over the week...


Although some people managed to drink their body weight in beer...
I was impressed because I couldn't even lift the glass!


It has been a wonderful relaxing holiday.
The boys looked after everything while we were away and the house was clean and tidy.
Jacob and his girlfriend even baked us a cake for our return.
Despite the laundry mountain, the autumnal weather and the rather desperate need to diet
it is good to be home!

28 comments:

  1. What a lovely holiday - it sounds perfect. No doubt you have come home full of inspiration. I hope the drop in temperature isn't too noticeable.

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  2. Welcome back, it's good to see you actually relaxing. The ice-cream and beer look enormous! Glad the house was ship shape when you got back.

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  3. Oh it looks like you had such a great time! The lake is amazing. And what did you think of 'How to be a woman'? I read it too.

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  4. Oh that looks like the most amazing holiday! Very envious of your swims. And of course the gelato!

    K x

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  5. Looks like a totally perfect holiday! Opera in that amphitheatre must have been absolutely amazing. That ice cream looks seriously yummy too! I trust you have returned totally inspired creatively?!

    xx

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  6. sounds brilliant - the lake looked fantastic - got a link to where you stayed - always looking for new places in Italy?

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  7. What a wonderful holiday. It sounds like you had a relaxing and well-deserved rest. Perhaps all the swimming helped overcome your ice cream indulgence? No matter! Your ice cream looks heavenly.

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  8. Sounds heavenly, so glad you had a great time Gina. You can squirrel away the memories for the Winter months :)
    Twiggy x

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  9. That looks a wonderful holiday! The ice cream looks pretty good too! Glad you've rested and relaxed.

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  10. Glad to hear you had a lovely time. I'm off to Florida on Thursday, a few books to read and One Day on my Kindle. I have tried so hard to not listen to anything about the film, as I'm told it will spoil the book. Hoping to do some shopping for fabric etc, I have already emailed a shop owner. The Internet is just so helpful.

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  11. Fabulous holiday! What more could you want and a clean house and cake to come home to! Perfect! xx

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  12. Sonds like the perfect holiday you look very happy and relaxed. The ice cream looks delicious.
    How nice to come home to a clean house and cake what more could you ask for.

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  13. Welcome home!

    Wolf Hall was my holiday reading last year - how did you get on?

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  14. What a wonderful holiday you've had! I think that Italian ice cream, gelato, is absolutely superb.

    Cheers!

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  15. Welcome back Gina, it all looks gorgeous!
    Don't the Italians know how to make ice-cream. :)

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  16. beautiful pics. so glad you had a glorious vacation.

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  17. it all looks wonderful, I love Italy and it looks like youhad such a great time!
    xxx

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  18. Now that looks like my kind of holiday. I'm in awe at the size of the beer glass!
    How loud did you laugh at Ms Moran? That was one of my holiday reads and I got on everyone's nerves with my snorty laughter. Most of which had to go unexplained because of the children ; )

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  19. Gina,
    This looks wonderfully relaxing. I could easily eat my body weight in ice cream but I'm not sure I could get through Wolf Hall on a week's holiday. You must be a speed reader! So glad you had a wonderful time. Lesley x

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  20. Sounds like a perfect holiday, good weather, good food, perfect settings.

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  21. Oh envy, envy! I so want to go back to Italy - maybe next year? x

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  22. sounds like a perfect, well deserved holiday. i'm sure you came home over-lowing with inspiration.

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  23. Glorious - what a wonderful trip !

    Sigh, such a big jump for us southerners to nip over to Italy, you are VERY lucky :)

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  24. Sounds fabulous, I shall look forward to seeing an Italian inspired textile creation on FB soon. lol xx

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  25. Welcome home! I'm looking forward to catching up on your blog and seeing what else you've been up to this summer!

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  26. Looks like you had a wonderful time - those blue seas are amazing especially in the light of our slightly grey seas here!!

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  27. There is nothing to beat a nice relaxing holiday. Glad you had such an enjoyable time.

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  28. Lovely photos capturing the essence of Italy!! Back to real life now!!

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