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.
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.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

Descending to the beautiful Ligurian coast and the villages of the Cinque Terre, just to get an ice cream

Turin

Turin

A day of paying homage to the original Italian Job, including a hotel in the Fiat factory (with the rooftop test track)

Lake Como

Lake Como

In search of the villa where Anakin married Padme in the second Star Wars film. It’s beautiful up here.

Bergamo

Bergamo

A bonus extra day after not wanting to go to Milan again. Good job! Bergamo is lovely.

Milan

Milan

A day in the big city. We did everything we wanted in just one day, which is very possible if you don’t like museums.

Settala

Settala

Travelling out to our family holiday – a driving tour of Northern Italy. It promised to be busy.

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

A highly accelerated version of the “Grand Tour” that Georgian and Victorian gentlemen used to undertake.

Deux Sans Frontieres

Deux Sans Frontieres

A bit of déjà cache in a place where you can’t tell which country you’re in.

A Lille More Time

A Lille More Time

A mega event, and a trip to previously unvisited French city to do as many different cache types as possible.

Forts & Dunes

Forts & Dunes

My third visit in a row to the annual GeoNord mega event in Northern France