Author Archives: Justahousewife

Last Day in Rome

Since it was our last day in Italy, we finally allowed ourselves to have a lazy morning before heading off to have a look at the Protestant Cemetery. On the way to the cemetery, we spotted two ancient Roman temples, … Continue reading

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Last Days in Rome Part 2

Our second to last day in Rome involved a lot more walking around. First up, we passed the Trevi Fountain again and stopped to watch the workers vacuuming up all the coins. Then we headed to the Spanish Steps, which … Continue reading

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Last Days in Rome

Before we flew out from Italy, we had a few days back in Rome and spent some more time exploring. The first thing we visited was the Largo di Torre Argentina, the place where Caesar was supposedly assassinated. We saw … Continue reading

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Love Yourself

So I tried making some background music to go with another poem I wrote called ‘Love Yourself’. I used a free online program called Looplabs that contains a library of royalty-free sounds that you can put together. It’s my first try … Continue reading

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Florence Duomo and Surrounds

We decided to spend our last day in Florence actually seeing some things around Florence, so we bought a 15 euro ticket that combined the Cathedral, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Baptistry, Giotto’s Campanile (Bell Tower), Crypt, and Il Grande Museo del Duomo … Continue reading

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Florence – Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens

  We decided to tackle the Uffizi Gallery on the first Sunday of the month since museum entry was free. As expected, the line was quite long when we got there. The hold up was mainly the security checks that … Continue reading

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Siena and San Gimignano

We decided to make a day trip from Florence using public transport to see both the city of Siena and the town of San Gimignano in one day. We visited Siena first. There was a lovely Christmas market set up in the main … Continue reading

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The Lily – In Loving Memory on Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is a happy and joyful day, but I’m sure there are many people who find Mother’s day difficult. Generally I try to ignore all the Mother’s Day stuff going on around me, but this year I decided to … Continue reading

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Florence at First Glance

Our trip to Florence from Pisa was an easy one, but could have turned out quite differently. We didn’t book a train in advance, but arrived at the Pisa train station at 9:27am just in time for the 9:32am train to Florence. … Continue reading

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Pisa and Lucca

Since I’ve already seen so many photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, it didn’t come as a great surprise. The towers itself was actually smaller than I had imagined it to be based on the pictures I had seen, but … Continue reading

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