Hello again, everyone! 🙂
Yes, I’m back from my holidays! Back from the land of pasta and gelato, of Leonardo and Michelangelo …… it’s almost 2 weeks now since I’m back and have been thrown harshly back to reality (ie: work!) Sigh……. Not meaning to sound ungrateful for the wonderful break that I have been blessed with, but as always, there is the ‘post holiday blues’ that one has to contend with after the dust has settled. But I do thank God for having been able to have had a safe and most memorable trip. It has been a rather significant journey on many levels, both for me and my travelling companions.
Thanks also for all the well wishes from all of you! And so, as a note of appreciation, you will all be rewarded with an overload of photos to come! (hahahaha…… now, isn’t that just the perfect excuse for indulging myself?!) 😉
Anyway, remember what I wrote about my ‘reading plans’ while I was to get myself busy with getting a taste of Italy? Well, it was to be able to at least try and read A Room with A View while in Florence. And guess what? I did manage to read the whole of (*drum rolls, please!*)………. three chapters, out of the entire trip! :O
Yes, shameful I know. But that was because I was rather caught up with some other things, like ……
……. trying to survive driving in Italy
…… making new acquaintances along the way
…… being captivated by the beauty of the Tuscan landscape
……. giving the Leaning Tower of Pisa a helping hand! :p
……. climbing up the dome of the St. Peter’s Basillica to get the view from the top
……. stopping by at the Trevi Fountain (to see if people really do still throw 3 coins into it) :p
……. walking through the ruins of Pompeii
……. visiting the Blue Grotto on the coast of the Isle of Capri
…….. well, back to civilization!
……. to arts & culture
……… and gelatos!
And although I did not get to read as much of the book in Florence as I had hoped to, I did however get to do this :
And gosh, was it fun!! 🙂
p/s – there will be more photos to come in the up-coming posts, so if you are not into that sort of thing, don’t say you have not been warned. :p