Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The Post About Florence...

 

 
 
Florence...
 
You have caputured my imagination, you are under my skin, you've touched my soul...and I left a piece of my heart with you.
 
You're an amazing city, full of history, full of culture, you hold an array of friendly humans within your grasp. Noisy, busy in the centre, but peaceful and calm, in the hills surrounding you.
 
I will visit you again, very soon, I will bring my sisters with me, and we will bring the spirit of our Mother with us. She always wanted to see you, and she will through her daughters. We will raise a glass of fine wine to her. I know she would have been as touched by you, as I have.
 
Thank you for one fabulous experience,
 
Amanda :) xxx
 

 

 

50 comments:

  1. Oh Ada, how lovely. Your photos are just bursting with light and colour, full of life and charm. I'm really glad you had such a wonderful trip. I've never been to Florence but I'd love to go one day. You must go back with your sisters, and your mum will be with you while you're there. x

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    1. We will, later in the year, it's all planned! I hope you go one day :) xxx

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  2. I love your picture and I'm so glad the city touch you so much! You have a delicate soul, Amanda!

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  3. It certainly sounds like it has captured your heart. That's a lovely tribute you have planned for your mothers memory x

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    1. Just wish we had taken her, life's too short and we need to grab any opportunities now and not wait! :) xxx

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  4. It looks fabulous. No wonder it captured your heart!
    Jacqui x

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  5. aahh what a beautiful post simple, sweet and perfect Florence certainly looks wonderful, dee xx

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  6. Beautiful photographs, a little bit of heaven. Fliss x

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    1. Floss, you would just LOVE the artwork! :) xxx

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  7. Breathtaking, I would love to visit one day xx

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    1. I really, really hope you go one day Cheryl :) xxx

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  8. Absolutely breathtaking. Florence and Venice are at the top of my wish list of places to see. It looks gorgeous, I'm even more wanting to see it now I've seen your beautiful photos. So glad you had such a good time there. CJ xx

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    1. Venice looks amazing too, we might go on the train next time we are in florence :) xxx

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  9. Your photos bring back very special memories for me as well. We visited Florence 3 years ago (among many other places in Italy), and it was a favourite city with my whole family. Such fun!
    Wendy

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    1. Think I might need to do a road trip around Italy Wendy, I've been bitten by the bug! ;) xxx

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  10. Oh Amanda!! It is just as beautiful, if not more so, than I ever imagined!!!! I am so glad that you had such a good visit and that it was so wonderful for you. The weather looks as though it was amazing too. Thank you for taking us along with you!! xx

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    1. The sun shone everyday, it was cold in the morning and got chilly at night but brilliant in the day :) xxx

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  11. Your photos are beautiful, Florence has long been on my to do list but I haven't made it there yet. Glad you loved it so much, your plans with your sisters to remember your Mum sound so special. Hx

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    1. Thank you so much H, she was one very special lady, it was a privilege to be her daughter :) xxx

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  12. Florence does look amazing and your images are stunning! I do hope you visit there with your sisters and take the train to Venice. It is amazing too but we enjoyed exploring away from the crowds. Can't wait until our holiday in Italy! Sarah x

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    1. Yes it does get very busy. The surrounding hills are quiet and give the most amazing views over the city, the tickets have just been booked! :) xxx

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  13. Hi Amanda, I'm so glad you figured out how to upload your photos ....they are stunning. The weather looks perfect and I love the old buildings, along with the traditional markets.
    Jacquie x

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    1. The markets were amazing, just wish I'd taken more photos, bit diffficult with kids as they moan if I hover too long! ;) xxx

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  14. How wonderful, Ada. I'm so glad you had a good trip. I would really enjoy visiting Florence someday myself. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

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    1. You must if you ever get a chance Jennifer, I think you'd love it :) xxx

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  15. what beautiful photos of a beautiful city

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    1. Hello Margaret, I do hope all is ok with you and yours, I've missed you! :) xxx

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  16. Wonderful photographs, it looks like the perfect spring break! :)

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    1. Just perfect, I think it gets far too hot in summer! :) xxx

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  17. It looks breathtaking! I'd love to go... I think I need to add that to my bucket list. I've never been to Italy at all actually.
    Your photos are so beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope your mum was watching and enjoying too.
    S x

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  18. So glad you had a lovely time - it sure is a beautiful place - I have very fond memories... in fact, I'm off to dig out my old photos :) xxx

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    1. Hadn't realised you'd been Zoe, yes dig out those photos, have a glass of wine too! :) xxx

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  19. Florence is so amazing. We started planning our next trip there on the journey hope - I cannot wait to go again. I'm so pleased to had such a great time - it is heaven isn't it? Beautiful photos x

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    1. I'm going again in September Karen, I feel very lucky! :) xxx

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  20. …. ahhhhh Firenze !!!! Love it !!!! Glad you love it . too !!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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    1. Ale, you know just why I love it so much...I need to see MORE of italy! :) xxx

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  21. A beautiful city! Not somewhere I know so much about. The stained glass windows are awesome. I like the look of your seafood platter too! so nice to make family holidays happen X

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    1. The art and history are breathtaking Heather, and those muscles...delicious! :) xxx

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  22. how I have enjoyed my 'visit' to Florence - it looks stunning in your images! Have a good weekend x

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  23. Heading to Florence in July. Your pics have made me very excited! Thanks for sharing them.

    www.queenbcreativeme.blogspot.com

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    1. Bronwyn, you are in for a treat! :) xxx

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  24. Sensational!!! I long to visit this impressive city!!! One of my students has just come back from a holiday there and she was showing me the photos and some video clips of her stay there. It was all very very tempting.

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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    1. Amanda you must if you get a chance, it's so full of history! :) xxx

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