Tag Archives: weather

Many Goodbyes

For the past 3 days we have been soaking in the remains of Spring….literally! Storms of a rarely-seen magnitude descended over the entire valley and lashed the land with rain, wind and lightning.  The clouds that sometimes hang over the … Continue reading

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Scenes from an Italian life – part II

I feel it’s time for another blog post containing only photos and captions again. We travel a lot, but this little place in Groppo we have called home this past year truly has the best sights and characters of all.  … Continue reading

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The Great Train Journey: Rome and Venice

I’m sure I’ve made myself quite clear by now that I don’t like tourist spots. I’m not a fan of big crowds and I prefer to experience the more “authentic” lifestyle of the place I’m visiting.  Besides, I don’t like … Continue reading

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Lucca, Carrara, Bibola, Lerici and other goings on

This year, we enjoyed Easter celebrations at Christina and Enrico’s house in Lucca.   We drove down in time for lunch and enjoyed a delightful pre-dinner Prosecco in the garden before sitting down to an enormous lunch. It was not quite … Continue reading

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Nice and other stuff

Last week (just a few days after our return from Paris), we drove up to Nice to swap our car over.  Due to a bit of a contract mix-up, it turned out that we were supposed to return it on … Continue reading

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View from the Wall

NOTE: If you are one of my subscribers and you get this blog post as an email, please click through to the original entry on the website instead of just viewing it in your email. The photos look MUCH better … Continue reading

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Scenes from an Italian life

Here’s a blog post containing only photos and captions for once. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, just that daylight saving started yesterday and that 1 hour of lost sleep has rendered me quite brain dead today.  … Continue reading

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