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This is my diary blog which I started when I retired from the Civil Service in April 2010. I like to include some of the things that I see and do with as many photographs as possible. Thank you for visiting my blog I hope you enjoyed it and will return to see what I have been doing. Or you could always join and be one of my followers.

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Mille Miglia 2012

The day we arrived in Desanzano is was the start of the Mille Miglia.  The race starts up the road at Brescia and the race came right passed our hotel.  Before the race started there was a  Ferrari tribute.   
We sat on our terrace cheering and waving to the cars and drivers.  We were give some flags from a couple of supports who were in the room above us.

I have included more photos on my flickr

Lake Garda - Desenzano

Following our couple of days in Venice we took a train to Desenzano del Garda.   We booked into the Hotel Vittorio which over looks the lake.    Our room had a huge sun terrace which was ideal for people watching while we sipped a glass of wine.  

We pottered around the town over the next few days and went up to the  castle on the way down we found this B&B with  a great painted dragon.

I have included more photographs on flickr

Saturday, 26 May 2012


My friend Rochelle and I took a trip to Venice and Lake Garda.   We flew to Venice and took the bus into the city and walked to our hotel Palazzo Cendon which is a lovely small hotel but ideally located.  We did not plan to visit all the sights and museums but to have a wonder around and enjoy the city.   We had one morning of rain but apart from the that weather was fab.  

I have attach a link to the remainder of my photographs on flickr

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Happy Fish Blowing Bubbles - Stained Glass

I now have my own piece of stained glass.  My friend Val has made me this lovely piece of stained glass, she likes to name all her pieces of work and this one is called "Happy Fish Blowing Bubbles".   I love it.