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in Italy, Travel

A Tuscan Birthday Party – Landmark birthdays

All this cold weather and Wanderlust is making me think back to warmer times this summer, when we were in Italy. This year was the year of the birthday with both myself and my mother-in-law having landmark birthdays and luckily we were able to celebrate them in Tuscany. A Tuscan birthday party is a wonderful thing…it’s full of sunshine, swimming pools and Prosecco. My favourite things. Continue reading

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in Italy, Travel

Marina di Pisa

It’s taken my a little while to get this post up (sorry) and it already seems life a lifetime ago that we were at Marina di Pisa. It was actually back in July.

As you’ll know, we are getting to know Tuscany very well by now. Our family live approximately thirty minutes in the car from Pisa Airport and we do the drive regularly when we’re there, picking up guests and dropping visitors off. Yet somehow, despite doing the drive so often, we somehow didn’t quite pick-up on a beautiful seaside town and resort, sign-posted, called Marina di Pisa. Continue reading

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in Food Lovers, Italy, Travel

Romantic evening in Florence

I’ve been waiting a while to write this post. During the month of my 30th birthday, I got to celebrate a lot, to see my 30s in, in style. These celebrations started in Italy and the hubby and I shared a very romantic evening in Florence, where I was totally and utterly spoiled rotten.

It was our first full night away from the little lady, so it had even bigger meaning for us…we’d get to sleep! Woohoo! Who says romance is dead?

So we booked the most amazing air bnb right on the river, with views of the Ponte Vecchio (separate post on that coming soon!). In fact, the Ponte Vecchio was within touching distance. It really had the wow-factor and we were gutted to only be there one night, as we could’ve easily sat on our balcony and watched the world go by with a bottle of Prosecco, all night.Continue reading

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