Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hey Alfred!

Last year we started a new tradition of eating our New Years Eve dinner at the Chesil Restaurant in Winchester. Last year the food was fantastic and so it seemed only fair that we should do the same thing this … Continue reading

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Uppark and Zombies

Denise was feeling a lot better this morning, so we set off for Starbucks and the shops. It helped that the rain had decided to stop. Back at home, after Bob joined us, it was decided we’d all go over … Continue reading

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Deep breaths

Today was pretty much full of nothing, mainly because Denise was trying to shake her cold. Well, I say nothing but poor Bob was dragged across the muddy countryside. The countryside is muddy enough this time of the year but … Continue reading

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Arrivaderci Firenze

And so, with the weather improving and the rain fled uphill, we set off with our trusty tour guide for a final wander around the back streets of Florence. The river was swollen after yesterday’s rain and the upstream weir … Continue reading

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E poi ha piovuto

All week the weather has been threatening that it would rain. Last night we had a little bit of rain which made us all a wee bit damp but today…well, today it rained all day. Sometimes hard sometimes barely perceptible … Continue reading

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It’s pretty old

Today was full of memorable things so it wasn’t much different to the rest of the week in Florence so far. But it was made all the more memorable by the inclusion of the most beautiful thing wrought by human … Continue reading

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Many courses

In the wee small hours of this morning I was rudely awakened by sobs of deep sadness. These were followed by words spoken with light compassion, soothing and caring. I’d like to think that the quiet voice was in some … Continue reading

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Turtle dude

We weren’t confident that anything much would be open today (Christmas Eve) and therefore were not surprised when we arrived outside the Casa Dante, along with a few other hopeful tourists, only to find it shut up and locked tight. … Continue reading

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Crazy good

Today we had intended to look at the cathedral. Once Mirinda was up and about we headed down. We walked all the way around it. We spotted the queue which was snaking down the surrounding streets like so many tentacles. … Continue reading

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Black toilet paper

Can I just say how beautiful Florence is? Truly beautiful. As I expected, Mirinda is completely in love with it and that is regardless of it being featured heavily in A Room with a View. Not so beautiful is the … Continue reading

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