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Photos and bits of writing that were put on facebook, but missed being included in the blog...

" Went out for dinner last night to an amazing place called <br style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19.32px;">Griftpark1 which was a 10 minute walk away. Right next to it was a brightly lit fairground which at 8.30 on a Saturday night was almost deserted. It was very eerie walking through it on the way home. If we had seen a clown, we would have run like hell outa there. The 3 course dinner was magic, and it is going to be hard to match it on our travels..." Alan

"Wonder what the poor people are doing, as my Dad would say! In Rome at our lovely huge apartment. Spent the day familiarising ourselves as we normally do, ie washing, unpacking, supermarket, all the necessary stuff. Two walks, saw an old old old castle (270AD), with a pyramid attached, can&acute;t get inside today, just happened to &acute;sort of walk&acute; through a mini market of street stalls. Hell 6 weeks to go and I could shop &acute;for Africa&acute;. We have been having picnic lunches with a thermos (reminds me of the days the girls and I would go to Mahia with Mum and Dad and stop for the thermos). Now we love the cuppas. So excited, the last two weeks have been amazing but the best is yet to come!!!!!!!!!!" Leone

" I had run out of clothes, was having to cut my knickers elastic. Got this lovely roomy outfit today, 4 euros!! If anyone wants any, they have pussies, cats, dogs, bunnies etc. Just let me know your size and preference, it no problem xx" Leone "We have been living on a diet of pork and veges, or chicken and veges for 3 weeks now. Its not as if cows are sacred animals over here, so we cant understand why the supermarkets dont have any good steaks for sale. Around the corner from our apartment are two restaurants, so we decided to check them for a decent steak meal. The first was an upmarket chinese/japanese place called Yang Jin. It was full of banquet tables, and did a wonderful sea urchin soup, and lots of raw fish dishes. Beef chow mein was not on the menu so we decided to give it a miss. The next one was an Irish Pizzeria called The Donegal. Lucky for us they also did a few Irish dishes that were rich in meat and potatoes. So after a couple of pints of Harp lager we both enjoyed bowls of tender Beef stew cooked in Guiness with bread and potatoes. Sorry we were too hungry to take photos but damn it was good... ps hope they got Italian restaurants in Dublin..." Alan

"OMG, so huge I couldn&acute;t even finish it. It was great to have some beef, though I live on chicken and pork at home. We have had 2 meals out in the 3 weeks we been away, cos Alan a great cook and it makes one feel good to have &acute;healthy food' at night. We had become addicted to gelato every pm, we now have got some healthy yoghurt which tastes like gelato!!! " Leone

"Wow what a day, after being bedridden yesterday, couldn&acute;t wait to get to my perfume workshop. There were 3 other people there from NZ and we made 3 perfumes each. One was included in the price of the workshop, and we were able to buy one. (I made Prada Infusion d&acute;Iris for you Trudi). Never smelt it before so don&acute;t know if it right, tho we got given &acute;recipes&acute;. On the way home nearly tripped over a conglomeration of metal which I understand is the Eiffel Tower. PS Trudi, I will get you a shop perfume!"Leone

"A very cold day in London yesterday. Time to get hair done! Went to a very posh salon, after checking it out the day before. For the first time ever, I had a male hairdresser (young Indian guy who lacked English speaking skills!). What an experience, much time spent applying colour, awesome conditioning treatment which took ages and ages, (so relaxing) and a lot of time spent on the cut. When I got my glasses on, I nearly fell off my chair. Fire red!!!!!! Even Alan didn&acute;t recognise me down the street when I went to meet him. All this for 45 pounds ie $90, I like it but only while I in holiday mode!!! Lovely sunny day today, went to Camden Town market. Never imagined a market could be so huge, lively, interesting. I managed to get some new tops, yay yay I can throw out old ones and not wear the same things day after day. A real fun day in sunny London!!! " Leone

she really wanted a furbaby

she really wanted a furbaby


and one of these sheeps

and one of these sheeps


kids dream about moments like this

kids dream about moments like this


the only action in the deserted fairground

the only action in the deserted fairground


not a kid in sight

not a kid in sight


my tiramisu

my tiramisu


Leone couldn;t finish her cheesecake

Leone couldn;t finish her cheesecake


main course melted in the mouth

main course melted in the mouth


goat cheese, pine nut and raisin entree

goat cheese, pine nut and raisin entree


cheers

cheers


this is the life

this is the life


Wonder what the poor people are doing

Wonder what the poor people are doing


guess who loves her new pajamas

guess who loves her new pajamas


A baby brother for oke dokey

A baby brother for oke dokey


A real Irish Pizzeria in Rome

A real Irish Pizzeria in Rome


A pint of Irish lager in Rome

A pint of Irish lager in Rome


That looks familiar

That looks familiar


Finally got a photo of Alan;s bum..

Finally got a photo of Alan;s bum..


that;s where we were

that;s where we were


horses everywhere

horses everywhere


beautiful horse

beautiful horse


boat coming out of the lock at camden markets

boat coming out of the lock at camden markets


cool shops

cool shops


Awesome lampshades

Awesome lampshades


Impressive wall art

Impressive wall art


cute bird

cute bird

Posted by astrix7 17:00 Archived in New Zealand

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