Well, the hilarity of trying to write more than a year post-trip continues as I read my notes and find that most of day 6 is about food, despite the fact that we toured the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel AND St. Peters Basilica. Despite being part of a small tour group and getting to … Continue reading Italy: Vatican, but let’s talk about the food
Day 4 was a travel day. We said goodbye to our lovely airBNB place in Florence and made our way to Rome, but not before a little wander and eating a super yummy eggs benedict breakfast. Once we settled in to our new place (a ground level apartment near lots of shops) we went to … Continue reading Italy: Ciao Florence, on to Rome!
I've taken a bit of a hiatus (knitting pattern aside), but realize that I've left my lovely friends, family and other readers in suspense after only introducing the first 2 days of my Italy trip! Whoops! Sorry about that. Really, it's mostly because teaching a new grade, being in my first full time position in … Continue reading Italy day 3: all the walled cities, put your hands up!
I have finally figured out how (I hope! I think!) to publish my first knitting pattern. If I were really clever, perhaps I'd also have figured out how to sell the pattern, but instead here I am sharing it for free 🙂 It was a fun way to use up tiny remnants of a lovely … Continue reading Rocket Pop Socks
I laughed so hard when I returned to my dictated travel notes to write the post for day two of our trip. This is how it read: Day 2: Pisa, Cathedral & Baptistry, lunch, gelato, then marina de Pisa, feet in the med sea, drinks overlooking the breakwater just north of Lavorno. Airbnb for dinner: … Continue reading Pisa (take 2)
We went to Italy in May and it was love, even on day 1, which was pretty much all travel: Uber to the train station, a train to the airport, a plane to Bologna, a bus from the airport to the train station, a train to Firenze (Florence) and then we picked up our rental … Continue reading It’s amore (I couldn’t help it)
Home from France- had Wednesday at home to do laundry, sadly I'd been coping with a migraine for several days and needed to take things pretty slow. Thursday after work, we went to see As You Like It at the Globe. We rented cushions and a blanket, which blocked us a bit against the breeze … Continue reading Into May
WARNING: PHOTO OVERLOAD! As I write a post, I pull photos from my trip album into a blog photo folder. Then I go through them, cull the collection, and come back to them a few days later to see what else can go. But this time: I just couldn't do it! There are a whopping … Continue reading le voyage continue et fini!
Saturday began as many of the best Saturdays begin: we slept in until 10:30. Had a quick breakfast of toast, homemade melon jam and tea with honey, packed an overnight bag and drove into Bordeaux. Once we found parking, our first stop was a traditional Boulangerie. Using an oven built in 1765, they create a beautiful … Continue reading Saturday: Bordeaux
We had been trying to plan a trip to France for ages, because two of our dear friends live there. We were so excited to finally sort out plans for a trip at the end of April. It was a little bit of a rough start leaving London due to several hours of delays- but … Continue reading Bonjour France!