Unless you have been living under a rock and missed my total spamming of the Internet, I spent the last weekend in Tuscany at the most gorgeous villa with the most amazing group of ladies.
I am going to share loads more about it this week but will share a few snippets today. Weekends like this are just good for the soul, the kind where you laugh till you cry, eat till you burst, consume far too much wine and experience things and places that make you want to pinch yourself.
So here we go, this is what I have got up to in the last crazy week.
Marcella, arghhh I don’t think I can wait till Monday to find out who did it? I have no idea who it is! How clever is the writing that it is playing on my mind?
I also spent some time just watching Michelangelo’s David at the Academia Gallery in Tuscany. I knew he would be beautiful but I wasn’t prepared for how it makes you feel. I felt almost tearful. Michelangelo took over 2 years to carve him out of marble. And do you know, I had no idea he was a political symbol and represented David from David and Goliath. But yes, I stood for some time just marvelling at how incredibly beautiful he is.
Still Eleanor but loving her more with every page read. It takes me ages to read a book!
This gorgeous Zoggs Latino Love swimsuit, I have never gone for a high-necked suit before and I just adore it, it is so so stylish. It fits so well, and I love the colour. And check out my beautiful alabaster heart which was a gift from my beautiful friend Donna.
The buzz on the streets of Siena and Florence, there is something so special about Italy, the people, the colour; it is even beautiful in the rain. Wandering the back streets with our amazing guides was such a treat. I just adore getting off the beaten track a little.
Also the sound of Joe’s ringtone as we found it in the grass near school, after he dropped it on his way home yesterday. It was 2 hours before he realised he had lost it outside and not at home. I can’t believe it was still there, he is so so lucky.
Gelato in Italy, we got to make real gelato at a Gelato Academy with an expert, it doesn’t get any better than that, oh and then we got to eat loads, omg all the hearts for pistachio ice cream.
And of course, made so many memories to add to my little rocking chair memory bank. When I made the decision to leave teaching it was because I felt that when I am sat in my rocking chair, I don’t want to have any regrets in life. I want to look back and think I wouldn’t change a thing. And not thinking I shouldn’t have given my life to something that doesn’t fully appreciate me. As much as the students always did, lets face it, as a teacher these days you are very much a number. And taking that massive risk was one of the best decisions, after Chris and the boys that I ever made.
I have also been chatting about my new iRobot Roomba 980 this week. It may not be cheap but I honestly wouldn’t want to live without it now. We named it Doris and I have to say Doris blooming rocks. My house has never been so hair free. Toby is a messy beast, but has met his match with Doris.
And This Weekend?
Rest is very overrated isn’t it? So Chris and I are heading into Manchester for drinks and dinner with friends. Then my lovely pal Louise and I are off to see Miss Saigon at the Palace Theatre. I am so excited as I have wanted to see it for soooooo long. But a little nervous as I know it’s going to be sad. I hope I can compose myself a little more than I did during Evita!
And then the rest of the weekend will be dedicated to chilled out family time.
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you get up too!