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.
Fencing

Fencing

An Englishman’s home is his castle, and mine needed some new ramparts.

Souldrop Revival

Souldrop Revival

A quick dash around the village of Souldrop and a case of déjà vu all over again

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

A wander round another lovely old city, which turned into a search for ammonites in the pavement.

Mirano

Mirano

A quiet day spent at our hotel just outside Venice, chillin’ by the pool and relaxing in the room.

Venice

Venice

Canals and crowds. To be honest, once you stray a couple of streets off the main drag, it’s not very busy.

Bologna

Bologna

We couldn’t come to Northern Italy without searching out the original home of the Bolognese.

San Marino

San Marino

San Marino is like Italy, only run by Swiss people. Spotlessly clean, ruthlessly efficient, and pizza with chips on.

Urbino

Urbino

An absolute gem of a location which we stopped at totally without planning. It was on the way.

Florence Again

Florence Again

Still in the hot and busy city. If anything, it was hotter and busier than the previous day.

Florence

Florence

Saturday, so the chance of doing an overseas parkrun as well as visiting a very hot and busy city

Pisa

Pisa

Any ground tour of Otaly should include Pisa. It’s cheesy and busy, but also very interesting.