Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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Home time, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Home time

A travel blog entry by oclc

... on the train tomorrow and end up missing my flight or something disastrous like that! So, for the last time from Italy, Ciao P.s. as a goodbye present they gave me a photo of the kids in a photo frame made of chocolate...how cool is ...

Six year old mothers, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Six year old mothers

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today my plan was to take Metta to school, be in the house until about 11 and then go to the museum ( The Diocesan museum not MAEC, just in case any of you were confused about that...which I'm sure you were). Anyway, the first two bits went to plan but, ...

Il primo giorno, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Il primo giorno

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Well! That was tiring! So first full day in Cortona, and in all honesty, I'm wiped! We started the day with a trip to the park, me, Jessica, six year old Filameta and three year old "fireman" Camillo. That was all good, though I did suffer a slight wave ...

Strike a pose, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Strike a pose

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today started humorously. I had been having a dream that someone asked what I did in my free time to which I responded "tackle hobbies" (which in itself is a bit random). My sister's flatmate then came over and said "more like tackle face pajamas". My ...

Sun, sun, sun!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Sun, sun, sun!

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Happy first day of spring people! It really was spring-like here today; sunny and warm and generally delightful. In the morning I didn't take advantage of this lovely weather- I was too bust cooking broccoli and pumpkin and cauliflower and other such ...

Hand gestures are an important part of Italian, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Hand gestures are an important part of Italian

A travel blog entry by oclc

Everybody was sick today. Ok, not everyone but Metta was ill to begin with, closely followed by Maelys. By lunchtime Luca had a headache, and, obviously feeling left out, my body decided that I was also going to be ill. Now it may only have been ...

Hardcore Scot, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Hardcore Scot

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today I discovered what it is that makes me stand out as a Scot here. Not the red hair and pale skin (though there's no denying that that may contribute to it). No it's the fact that when all the locals are wrapped up in thick coats, jumpers, hats, ...

Hard-boiled eggs, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Hard-boiled eggs

A travel blog entry by oclc

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I apologize profusely to all my adoring fans for not writing yesterday but the good people of travelpod decided it was time for some site maintenance. On the plus side there wasn't all that much to talk about. Filammetta was in school until half ...

The great paint shortage of 2013, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The great paint shortage of 2013

A travel blog entry by oclc

This damn painting seems to be taking over my life. It's not helping that I am running out of paint (we had to make an emergency white paint dash today!) and that Livia is asking me to change things that are near impossible to change. Not going to lie, ...

Secondhand bits-and-bobs, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Secondhand bits-and-bobs

A travel blog entry by oclc

Today started with a visit to this dope secondhand bits-and-bobs shop (just to clarify, I only used the word 'dope' there because for some reason it's been stuck in my head for the past few days. Who know's why...). The bits-and-bobs were kind of crappy ...

Woah, we're halfway there!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Woah, we're halfway there!

A travel blog entry by oclc

Half way point people! Let the semi-celebrations begin! To mark this exciting event, Annetta left... Admittedly, she may have planned to leave regardless of me but whatever. She left without me even realising which is a shame because it meant I didn't ...

Domestic goddess, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Domestic goddess

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Sunday today and it began with Fiammetta, Camillo, Maelys and I taking a trip to the supermarket to buy ingredients for baking! That was an experience. It started fairly well...then Camillo got upset. I couldn't work out if it was because we wouldn't buy ...

Light up hair, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Light up hair

A travel blog entry by oclc

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I finally went and bought myself some Italian reading material- Italian 'Vanity Fair'. It's very intense, serious reading practice... and there are pretty pictures. While i was at the newsagents I thought I would buy this tacky light up hair thingy that ...

Early Easter bunny, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Early Easter bunny

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Another (surprisingly this time) good day. It started with the family joining in with a parade through the town centre. The parade itself wasn't all that exciting; just a load of the town's people walking along holding twigs. Ok, they were olive branched ...

Hysteria, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Hysteria

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today,  after the typical morning duties, I planned to go out for a walk about the town, looking for presents for people. Slightly unfortunately, Livia went off to her gym class, taking the keys with her. Thus, I was presented with the following ...

A quietly successful Tuesday, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A quietly successful Tuesday

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today, although, nothing massively exciting happened, lots of little events combined to make an overall successful day. First of all, I discovered I am a natural children's story-teller. Metta said they were"beautiful". I must say I agree. How could ...

Lego ocean, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Lego ocean

A travel blog entry by oclc

... only slight hiccup was when Millo wanted 'Pappi' and seemed to think it was a feasible idea for us to go round all of Cortona looking for him. Still, it was a simple matter of getting him some food to stop him crying.  While I was cooking lunch ...

Sarcasm chasm, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Sarcasm chasm

A travel blog entry by oclc

... (a big building thingy above Santa Margarita) so that should be nice. Here's hoping the weather is nice (today it rivaled Britain on the rain-front) but I will still brave it no matter what Cortona throws at me. I'm a Scots girl after all! ...

Nothing but potatoes, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Nothing but potatoes

A travel blog entry by oclc

Sigh! So back to the normal sequence of daily events. Millo was at school, Luca was at work, I was here doing... well, actually, very little today. Still, I have an excuse- I've felt super ill all day. I don't know why; maybe it's an after effect of the ...

A kick in the face is worth two in the leg, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A kick in the face is worth two in the leg

A travel blog entry by oclc

I cannot believe it's Friday already! The week has just flown by! Today, on the other hand, majorly dragged on! It started, as usual, with me taking Metta to school. Today, however, Livia decided she was going to come with us too...she woke up five ...

The never-ending day, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The never-ending day

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today started much the same as yesterday. Breakfast alone. This time it was because I was done before the family. I was hesitant about eating alone again, but after I had walked past the staff about four times, while checking to see if ...

New shoes, Cortona, Italy travel blog

New shoes

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today started with a nice visit to the park before I had to take Fiammetta to her dance class at eleven. What I mean by that is we had a slow half hour walk to the park followed by five minutes in the park before having to leave to take Metta to dance. ...

Calm Sunday, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Calm Sunday

A travel blog entry by oclc

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I started painting that wall that I mentioned recently. In the end Livia decided she didn't want any of the things I had already drawn and instead wanted a picture of two oriental people. So, I began drawing that. Camillo decided he wanted to help so I ...

A day of creativity, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A day of creativity

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... little trip has  the same unfortunate effect on my ears that a plane coming into land does. I reckon that the people of Cortona must have adapted special ear pressures to deal with it and I'm hoping that my ears will soon evolve with that feature ...

Taking Stock, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Taking Stock

A travel blog entry by foothills_bears

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Hazy and 31C Today was a day of leisure! It started with a gentle wake-up call from the birds outside our open window. After a quick shower, we enjoyed another outstanding breakfast to start off a perfect morning. We then took stock of our various ...

Buon giorno Italia, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Buon giorno Italia

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... I call her a host?... and a short car journey, the au pair (Jessica) that will be leaving on Monday showed me around Cortona. A quaint little place with steep cobbled streets that promise to give me thighs of steel by the time I return. Met the children, ...

One week point, Cortona, Italy travel blog

One week point

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Saturday. The end of my first week here. It was an alright day today. I had to take Fiammetta to dance for 11 and instead of going for a long, lonesome walk like last time, this time I read a book to fill the time. An English book I'm afraid to say, but ...

A day that didn't inspire a witty title..., Cortona, Italy travel blog

A day that didn't inspire a witty title...

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Alrighty, while today's rain discouraged any particularly exciting activities I do still have a few write-able events up my sleeve.  Firstly, a couple of things I forgot to put in yesterday's entry. One, I burnt my finger on the dish my bechamel ...

Exploring Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Exploring Cortona

A travel blog entry by foothills_bears

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... , cakes and pastries, plus hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and cappuccino!!! We decided to stay close to home today and explored Cortona. As it turns out, there was an antique market in full swing when we arrived. Although we only bought a small embroidery, ...

The most amazing place to settle down for 2 months, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The most amazing place to settle down for 2 months

A travel blog entry by estp

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... through Thursday; every weekend is a three day weekend, so that we can do some traveling around and really experience Italy. I went for a run through the park in Cortona (one of the few flat places in town) and it was amazing - a tree lined street, with ...

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