Off to Italy for Christmas

With this post I have reached a milestone of 800 posts on this blog (the numbers in the URL are not a good guide). And I am marking it by going for Italy tomorrow morning. My beautiful bride and I will spend a month there, in her home town which is near Florence. I look forward to meeting more of her relatives and friends, and enjoying Italian hospitality over Christmas and the New Year.

We are going by car, and ferry across the English Channel. This takes two full days, about 900 miles of driving including crossing the Alps – at least u,nderneath them, through the St Gotthard tunnel in Switzerland. We are glad no snow is forecast for this weekend, and hoping the first weekend in January will also be clear.

We are taking my laptop and expect to have good Internet access. So you may not notice any slowdown in my blogging, from its already very slow rate of the last few months. I wonder if I will ever make it to 1000 posts? We will see.

0 thoughts on “Off to Italy for Christmas

  1. I’m at 1700 posts after four years and am getting ready to celebrate with a “Best Of”

    Wish I could head north and visit you in Italy but it’s a little more than 900 miles from where I am.

    Boas Festas!

  2. Thank you for sharing your blog etc. . thoughts, photos.
    Have a wonderful blessed and joyful Christmas, celebrating, with your lovely wife and new family, our wonderful Saviour’s birth.
    God bless you on your journeying together.
    Eluned

  3. How wonderful. Itlay – well the northern lakes area, has become one of our favourite continental holiday destination over the years. Good food, god wine, and a relaxed tempo. I am almost jealous – except that in our case the family would be left behind. But our recently married younger daughter and her husband finally completed their house purchase 10 days ago and we are having Christmas lunch there. 4 generations. Lovely.

    Enjoy. And don’t feel guilty at slowing the blog down.

  4. Thanks for the comments. We have now arrived safely, with a smooth journey – car worked well, no snow or fog. Colin, we stopped for lunch yesterday in Como by the lake, and watched the seaplanes taking off and landing. Now trying to recover from driving for most of two long days, and looking forward to more than a first taste of the good food and wine. Meanwhile, in advance, Buon Natale!

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