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Montemagno, Lucca, Florence

Please excuse the radio silence! Last week we got back from our trip to my sisters house in Tuscany, Italy. We took quite a few pictures, so it took awhile to sort them through.

My sister and her husband are living on an uttery spellbinding piece of land in the Tuscan hills overlooking Pisa, Livorno and the sea. On a good day you can even see the leaning tower! It’s so peaceful and quiet up there and the view is so breathtakingly beautiful that you won’t regret just sitting there all day breathing it all in.

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We had delicious Barbecue, celebrated the return of the missing cat, read a lot while sunbathing, watched a tiny Mrs Fox drawing her last breath a few steps away from the house, took a day trip to sweet Lucca with its famous amphitheatre, watched Miro Klose score his 15th goal at the World Cup finals against Ghana, had the pleasure to experience a nerve-racking breakdown of the little red Mikrobe car in the middle of nowhere, haha and spend two fabulous days in the Athens of the Middle Ages – Florence, where we went for the longest stroll imaginable in Boboli Gardens, marvelled at work of arts at the Uffizi gallery and lived on nothing but ice cream during the hot summer days. Magnificamente!

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