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Italy, palmtrees and time: post-holiday Friday list

Levi and I were on holiday in Italy for two weeks and came back last Monday. It's been raining and raining since we came back, but today the sun is shining, so here's a sunny Friday list:

    Palmtrees at B&B Lu Casale in San Cesareo di Lecce in Italy
  • I am thankful for holidays. It's lovely to just spend time together, focusing on nothing other than "What shall we do today?" And: "Where shall we have dinner?"

  • I'm also thankful for our lovely B&B in Puglia, Lu Casale, located in the very tip of Italy's heel. Our host Massimo and his wife Marinella were hospitable and kind. Eventhough they spoke little English and we little Italian, we had loads of fun! I wish I were still sitting by the pool in their tropical garden with its fullgrown palmtrees.

  • The lovely town of Gallipoli in Puglia, ItalyWhile I'm at it, let's also mention the region itself. I loved the little towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Otranto and Gallipoli. I thoroughly enjoyed the heartwarming friendliness of the people in San Cesareo di Lecce, trying to learn a little English and teaching us Italian along the way. I loved the gorgeous sea and the soft, sandy beaches. Truth be told, I'm a little in love with Puglia.

  • And back at work I realise: everything's easier when you feel well rested and sane. I wish I could always feel like this. I'm afraid it won't last, as I have a monster of a year ahead of me. But I'm enjoying this sanity while I can!

  • Another thing I am thankful for: time. The school year has not yet started. So for another few weeks I have loads of free time. Time to see friends, read books, fix things in our flat. I love it!

May the summer never end!

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