Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Lake Garda

Lake Garda

It’s a lake. It’s a big lake. And it’s very popular on a warm Sunday afternoon in August.

Verona

Verona

Open the photo gallery >> Saturday again. On a normal fortnight holiday the Saturday two weeks after you arrive would be the day you go home. We're not normal, though, so we'd booked an extra night and as a result Saturday could be parkrun day again. In Italian...

Mirano

Mirano

Open the photo gallery >> After 13 days of industrial strength tourism we decided we'd earned ourselves a day off, and this was it. I think when we were planning the holiday we'd thought we might go to [[Trieste]] on this day, but somehow the idea of spending...

Venice

Venice

Open the photo gallery >> Day 13 was one of the "big ticket" days of the holiday - [[Venice]] day. We got up early (at 7am) and grabbed a nice if simple breakfast at the hotel before jumping on a bus. We'd originally planned to go into Venice on the train but...

Bologna

Bologna

Open the photo gallery >> The breakfast at the Grand Hotel Elite was pretty good, so we managed to get checked out feeling in fairly good condition, although Kas was obviously still suffering after hurting her ankle while running the previous day. We loaded all...

San Marino

San Marino

Open the photo gallery >> On this day we planned to spend the morning exploring [[San Marino]] before heading off down for our next night in [[Bologna]]. The breakfast in the hotel was nice, if limited in choice. There was a decent selection of fruits, cereals,...

Urbino

Urbino

Open the photo gallery >> Time to move on again after three nights in [[Florence]]. Our willingness to leave was enhanced by another distinctly average breakfast at the hotel, and we were fairly happy to get out of the place at mid-morning. I guess there wasn't...