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My Tuscan Journal

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added on 26/03/2012 by: Lisabranc
My day to day life in Florence, working, navigating the Italian beauracracy, loving the fashion, enjoying lots of wonderful food and now raising a beautiful baby here.
 tags: Fashion, Food, Having a baby in Florence, Travels
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Meeting Thomas  Posted on 07/30/2014
 Thomas Joseph Di Donato Today the 29th of July is the ‘official’ Due Date of Thomas, when I would have been 40 weeks.  Even though I knew that I would probably not go full term considering a cesarean was the plan at...
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Today in Florence  Posted on 06/15/2014
There is so much going on in Florence at the moment, mostly to coincide with the ‘Firenze Hometown of Fashion’ week.   Thanks to a bit of rain and a drop in the temperature this weekend, we went for a lovely walk into...
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In Fabbrica  Posted on 03/10/2014
With PAMPALONI Looking at the photos above, and based on the decor and beautiful silverware on the tables, you would be mistaken for thinking that I am in a very expensive and exclusive restaurant,   You will probably be...
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Busy, Busy, Busy!  Posted on 03/07/2014
I am feeling a little sheepish writing after such a long absence! I can’t believe that it has been nearly three whole months since my last post! A bit embarrassing really BUT I will tell what has been happening in those past months...
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Driving a Fiat 500 in Tuscany.  Posted on 12/15/2013
It was a stormy morning, the rain fell heavily and dark grey clouds rolled across the Florentine sky.  It wasn’t looking like the weather was going to improve as  I drove into the drive-way and saw a group of people...
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Orange shade of Autumn  Posted on 11/09/2013
We are experiencing such a beautiful Autumn at the moment.  Lovely warm days with crisp mornings and fresh nights.  One downside of this time of year is that we have turned our clocks back so it is depressingly dark at 6pm and it...
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Cantuccini  Posted on 10/11/2013
Home Made by Emiliano Emiliano’s favourite desert believe it or not is a traditional Tuscan biscuit – Cantuccini accompanied of course with a glass of Vin Santo.  He has been nagging for weeks now that he wanted to...
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Risotto con Funghi Porcini  Posted on 09/27/2013
I don’t want to blow my own horn but I make a pretty good risotto! It is the ultimate comfort food and a sure sign that Autumn is here. If you were to ask me what is the secret to a good risotto, I would say patience. I will never...
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Let’s Go Ride A Bike!  Posted on 09/22/2013
Cos this week you really don’t have an alternative! The World Cycling Championships are currently underway in Florence and for most locals it basically means blocked streets and looking for alternative transport to get to work this...
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Camping in Italy  Posted on 08/27/2013
Andare a Campeggio in Toscana / Camping in Tuscany We are keeping it local this Summer for our holidays – mainly because most of our savings this year went into our new kitchen (which is AMAZING!! It really has made such a difference...
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