I LOVE everything about Italy. Legoman and I spent a month there as our last hurrah before children.
I love the buildings the colour of gelato. This would be chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
The fields of poppies.
The crumbling stone villas in Tuscany.
and cypress sunsests.
I long to return, but the memories of this trip, eight long years ago still fill me with joy.
My favourite flowers are poppies and peonies. Both of which have a season of about a week where you can obtain them in our subtropical climate. Thank goodness for peony season being right around the time of my wedding anniversary.
Inspired by our first taste hiring vespa scooters on that trip, we came home and bought one of our own. For six years we have shared our little Vespa to ride to work. Despite having a six month old baby, I managed to obtain my motorbike license so I could return to part time work without us having to get a second car. And now it completely justifies my purchase of coats and scarves as even in Brisbane it gets cold on an early winters morning.
And now to share the bloggy love around a little. These are a few of my favourite new discoveries.
West End Cottage - Caroline's renovation of her Brisbane Queenslander cottage (unless she gets distracted and buys a different one)
Artistica Domestica - Annie's love of art,crochet and her kids while tackling breast cancer
High Maintenance Hippy- Allana and her million creative projects around her home
Zaranne Handmade- Zara 's wonderful vintage finds and crafty creations
Have a wonderful weekend. Spring arrives tomorrow, yippee!