i’m home! my ma and i arrived back in england yesterday afternoon and were greeted by a spetacular thunderstorm that chased us round the m25, complete with claps of thunder and ‘proper’ forks of lightening! it was oh so different from the beautiful sunshine we’d been enjoying for the past week in lake garda where (unless i seriously mistranslated the coach driver’s grumblings) there’s been no rain for two whole months! the lake was just gorgeous, and i’d go again in a heartbeat. mum and i stayed in the little town of malcesine, and found it to be by far the prettiest of all the towns we visited. it was about as quintessentially italian as you can imagine- mazes of winding, cobbled streets, colourful buildings, balconies overflowing with flowers and a gelateria on every corner.
oh, that gelato…we pretty much ate it twice a day for a week (don’t worry, my diet starts now!) and the yoghurt flavour was my hands down favourite. in fact, i’m determined to find a recipe for it immediately and to start making use of my mum’s still-in-the-box ice cream machine!
aren’t those just the prettiest soaps? i think they look like tiny cakes!
round two of the photos from beautiful italia to follow tomorrow. stay tuned, folks…:)