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Old 01-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #151
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I've just caught up again, just love the account of your time in Florence so far! I just wanted to ask if your favourite lunch spot was the Buffet Freddo in your pictures? I think you said it was near the Uffizi gallery? I'd like to keep notes

The Galileo museum looks absolutely fascinating and what a thrill to stumble on the Epiphany parade!

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Beautiful, shushh! Really loved reading about what you've been doing in Florence. That bag is just gorgeous!

I don't know about the rest, but I am definitely going to miss your updates when you go awol on your cruise. I so look forward to updates on your blog.
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Another one who is going to miss your blog updates. Gorgeous photos of Florence. Your children are doing a great job keeping up. What a wonderful opportunity to be travelling with both sets of parents.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #154
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This is the most wonderful blog. I feel privileged to get a chance to read and observe your special family adventures. Beautiful photos, happy family, superb organisation. Thank you for posting!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #155
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That bag is beautiful. How nice that every time you use it, you will be reminded of this wonderful trip.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:58 PM   #156
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:08 AM   #157
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I've just caught up again, just love the account of your time in Florence so far! I just wanted to ask if your favourite lunch spot was the Buffet Freddo in your pictures? I think you said it was near the Uffizi gallery? I'd like to keep notes

The Galileo museum looks absolutely fascinating and what a thrill to stumble on the Epiphany parade!

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Yes it was the Buffet Freddo! We accidentally bumped into the cooks the other evening and they were so happy to see us, gesturing and talking in italian. It was so lovely. When I come home, I'll give you the exact address. REmind me if I forget

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Beautiful, shushh! Really loved reading about what you've been doing in Florence. That bag is just gorgeous!

I don't know about the rest, but I am definitely going to miss your updates when you go awol on your cruise. I so look forward to updates on your blog.
Thank you PIO Thank you for following along and taking the time to comment

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Another one who is going to miss your blog updates. Gorgeous photos of Florence. Your children are doing a great job keeping up. What a wonderful opportunity to be travelling with both sets of parents.
Thanks Minniemum! It is special for both the children and the grandparents, and the parents! With so many people wanting to be with the children, it has been easier for Malcolm and I to enjoy the sights and have some time to ourselves which is hard when travelling!

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This is the most wonderful blog. I feel privileged to get a chance to read and observe your special family adventures. Beautiful photos, happy family, superb organisation. Thank you for posting!
THank you for your kind words. I appreciate everyone taking the time to follow along.

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That bag is beautiful. How nice that every time you use it, you will be reminded of this wonderful trip.
Definitely!
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Love the excursion out to Lucca, Montecarlo and Montecatini. I had work ties (from another life) to Montecatini; so it was nice to see a glimpse of it.

Lucca looks lovely. And yes, I would have broken out in song.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:23 AM   #159
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Haven't been around the dis boards for a while, but have just managed to read your blog in two days
What a fantastic holiday, you have seen so much in a short period of time, I really feel like I have only scratched the surface of Paris and Florence after two visits, but you seemed to have seen it all.
Who are you cruising with? We did a royal Caribbean out of Rome in 2011 and loved it, after a busy holiday of touring prior to the cruise, the cruise was a fantastic way to end the holiday. We booked private tours for most of the ports after reading and getting recommendations from cruise critic, best thing we ever did look forward to keeping up to date now
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It looks like you have continued a wonderful trip in Florence. I love your new bag. So nice to be able to travel together as an extended family and great for the kids. So many fantastic sights etc and chancing on the Epiphany Parade looked lovely. Have a wonderful cruise and look forward to hearing about it on your return.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #161
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Beautiful, shushh! Really loved reading about what you've been doing in Florence. That bag is just gorgeous!

I don't know about the rest, but I am definitely going to miss your updates when you go awol on your cruise. I so look forward to updates on your blog.
Me too, I have loved traveling along with you. Enjoy the cruise.
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I love Lucca. Can't believe it's been nearly two months. It was so lovely to see your photos and the subtle differences in the trees. I love walking around the wall and the piazzas. We always seem to buy a lot when we visit Lucca too!
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Loving every minute of your fabulous trip. Amazing photos and descriptions of things.

I hope you are keeping lots of notes of places you stayed and ate for me .

Now I have 2 questions for you:-

1. How are you remembering all of those facts about the things in the photos from the year they were made to the finest details? I'm so very impressed with all the info.

2. Are you kids just the most amazing eaters in the world and will eat anything? I'm looking at some of the food pics thinking OMG, I hope these places sell nuggets and chips or pepperoni pizza or else DS will starve hahahaha.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:17 AM   #164
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I love Lucca. Can't believe it's been nearly two months. It was so lovely to see your photos and the subtle differences in the trees. I love walking around the wall and the piazzas. We always seem to buy a lot when we visit Lucca too!
Isn't Lucca just gorgeous? I just love Italy and every single place we've visited. I can't believe its time to leave!

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Loving every minute of your fabulous trip. Amazing photos and descriptions of things.

I hope you are keeping lots of notes of places you stayed and ate for me .

Now I have 2 questions for you:-

1. How are you remembering all of those facts about the things in the photos from the year they were made to the finest details? I'm so very impressed with all the info.

2. Are you kids just the most amazing eaters in the world and will eat anything? I'm looking at some of the food pics thinking OMG, I hope these places sell nuggets and chips or pepperoni pizza or else DS will starve hahahaha.
Thanks for popping in! I hope you are well and truly over your cold.

With the info, we do some pre-reading before hand so we can give the children a run down before we visit. That helps a lot. But my memory is not that good! I take photos of plaques and signs that are everywhere which describe and give details on the particular attraction so I can reread the information! I also keep the pamphlets that you get given when you enter an attraction for my blog. Most museums here are awesome. In most rooms where there are artwork, they have laminated cardboard sheets available with the floor plan and the artworks numbered and then the name of the artwork, the artist, the year it was painted/discovered and a short description.

The kids are good with regard to eating and sleeping while away. They really do eat and will try most things. But don't worry, there are pizzas everywhere here! And chips too so DS won't starve
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:20 AM   #165
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And folks that may it for the next 2 weeks. We will going on the cruise today and I'm not sure how easy it will be to blog onboard or if the internet will be fast enough. We'll see...

Thanks again for following along and will catch up again when we get home to Sydney!
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