Friday, 28 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Postcards from Tuscany - Day Five

Firenze! So much to see...

Santa Croce

At the top of the torre of the Palazzo Vecchio

David (a copy outside the Palazzo Vecchio)

Ponte Vecchio

Gelato (I think I may have eaten my body weight in gelato this week!)

Santa Maria del Fiore - Il Duomo

And back to the Palazzo Vecchio....

So much to see but so hot and crowded!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Postcards from Tuscany - Day Three

San Gimignano in the sunshine... Bellissimo!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Postcards from Tuscany - Day two

We went to Siena and it rained... A lot! Still had a lovely day though.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

A Dress

I bought this dress two years ago... A simple Jersey shift, very cheap, but perfect for throwing in a bag when travelling except it came mid way down my shins making it look rather dreary and slightly ridiculous on me.

It was just a matter of taking off six inches off the hem. Not a big nor difficult job, yet for the past two years it has remained in my wardrobe untouched... And unworn! Until this week when I decided I either had to alter it or put it in the charity bag.

And it wasn't a difficult job! It took just twenty minutes despite my thread breaking several times. And before anyone I have ever taught asks me when did I last change my needle... I changed it four blimmin' times, using every ball point needle I could find until finally I changed the thread. That worked! I don't have an over locker so it is not the neatest job ever but it is good enough for what was only a cheap dress to start with.

Just the job for throwing in a bag without ironing, easy to rinse out if necessary... And perfect for strolling around the streets of Sienna and Florence! Now I must go and paint my toenails and pack my bags. Back soon with tales of sunshine and vineyards from the Chianti hills!